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Wait for the new line of Radeon R9 cards for Battlefield 4?

#1Ryyaann_Is_BandPosted 10/7/2013 3:05:00 PM
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- Quad core CPU (Intel Core i5 or i7) at 3 Ghz
- 4 GB memory (8 GB for 64-bit operating systems)
- A modern DX11 graphics card with 2+ GB of video memory, GeForce 600 series or Radeon 7000 series
- Windows 7 64-bit operating system (Windows 8 is supported as well)
- 30+ GB of free harddrive space

What I have currently:
- i5-2500K (3.3Ghz) but haven't OC'd it yet.
- 8GB RAM
- HD 6870



My question is whether or not I should just grab a 7950 and sell my 6870 in preparation or just wait for the new R9 cards since the release date for Battlefield 4 is still a few weeks away.

I've also heard that some of the R9 cards are a Battlefield 4 "edition" and come with the game too? Sounds extra enticing.
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#2ThescyyPosted 10/7/2013 3:08:03 PM
Unless you plan to drop $500+ for the r9 290/x there is no reason to wait. The rest of the line is rebrands.
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#3QuestofChosenPosted 10/7/2013 3:11:28 PM
Thescyy posted...
Unless you plan to drop $500+ for the r9 290/x there is no reason to wait. The rest of the line is rebrands.


Yeah, no point in waiting if you only intend to spend about $250.

Newegg has this sapphire 7950 for $220http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026


Save the Never Settle bundle voucher it comes with because Battlefield 4 is mostly going to be added soon.
#4gsf4lyfePosted 10/7/2013 3:30:42 PM
Thescyy posted...
Unless you plan to drop $500+ for the r9 290/x there is no reason to wait. The rest of the line is rebrands.


Won't they be cheaper than what they're a rebrand of though?
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#5TheFeshPincePosted 10/7/2013 3:41:35 PM
I hope the game is included in Radeon Rewards.
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#6Ryyaann_Is_Band(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 4:49:42 PM
Alrighty then, thanks guys.

I think I'll go for the 7950... I'm just not sure what I should do about my old card (6870). My city's version of Craigslist doesn't exactly have a market for graphics cards... and I'd really hate to leave it there sitting, collecting dust.
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#7TheFeshPincePosted 10/7/2013 4:59:58 PM
ebay
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