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Want to spend about $300 on a video card, what do you suggest?

#1MuayThaiJesusPosted 10/14/2013 8:04:45 AM
I like Nvidia and would prefer to stick with them, but that isn't set in stone.
#2DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/14/2013 8:05:59 AM
7970. Easy decision imo.
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#3MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 10/14/2013 8:08:35 AM
DV8ingSources posted...
7970. Easy decision imo.


I have a 560 Ti right now. Battlefield 4 Beta is pretty sluggish on it. Battlefield 3 can be a bit sluggish too, at times, but I think my internet connection may have something to do with it

Is the 7970 a worthwhile upgrade from a 560 Ti? What is the 7970's Nvidia counterpart?

Thanks in advance
#4DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/14/2013 8:10:51 AM(edited)
Yeah its a decent upgrade. If you do a little overclocking it will surpass a 680 and depending on how lucky you get with the card, can even surpass a 680 overclocked.

edit: Personally I'd wait. Your 560ti isn't that bad even now and with all tech, the longer you wait the bigger the jump.
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#5GhettoLogisticsPosted 10/14/2013 8:15:09 AM
If you want to spend about $300, don't buy a 7970. If you want to spend about $250, buy a 7970. Find a good price, don't just pay retail. It's dumb. I picked up two 7970s recently. One for $260, and one for $232.
#6Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 10/14/2013 8:16:07 AM
Get the R9 280x. It's basically an overclocked 7970 with extra GPU features(Eyefinity support with 3 hdmi etc.)
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#7DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/14/2013 8:18:51 AM
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
Get the R9 280x. It's basically an overclocked 7970 with extra GPU features(Eyefinity support with 3 hdmi etc.)


Yeah actually didn't realize those were going for 300. Do that TC.
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#8Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 10/14/2013 8:22:04 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125475

This one looks good. It's $299 has a nice 1100MHz clock rate so maybe you can push it even higher than other cards
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#9Fisto81Posted 10/14/2013 8:25:40 AM
If you have $300, might as well go with the R9 280X. It's basically identical to the 7970 but with lower power consumption.

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16814202046

Unfortunately Nvidia isn't really competitive at this price point. If you want Nvidia, hold off until you can get a GTX 770 for $300. GTX 770 is nearly identical to the 280X in performance so hopefully they will drop the price soon to compete.
#10MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2013 6:19:55 AM
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