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Best gpu for with about $500 limit?

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1 year ago#1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127746

So I'm looking to upgrade from a 5770 which as ok up until now but I wanted to get something a bit better. I would like to keep my budget around 500 if possible, dont really care to spend more than that, and while I have been partial to gigabyte in the past, I've only had MSI for a mobo so not sure about gpu quality. Is this a good deal or is there a reason it's cheaper? If this doesn't look good I could always go for a 770 and sli later if those get cheaper, but I'm open to all suggestions!
1 year ago#2
780 or a 290, depending on your brand preference. The 780 is a bit faster but costs a bit more (I think inflation has gone back down). Don't get a reference 290, make sure it has an aftermarket cooler. The reference 780 is fine, though you can do better.
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1 year ago#3
How do i tell if it's reference or not? Stupid question I know....
1 year ago#4
Reference cards look like these.

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news-700/ASUS-Brings-Out-a-Reference-Radeon-R9-290-Card-As-Well.jpg?1383648242
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1 year ago#5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127746

$450 gtx 780 after rebate non reference.
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1 year ago#6
Do you guys think it would be worth waiting for nvidias next release to see how that goes or will it not be a major improvement?
1 year ago#7
The way I see it, there were always be a better GPU released so it's no point waiting around unless it's in the very near future(Unless you have something that is already playing a majority of games the way you want them)
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1 year ago#8
Given the hyperbole surrounding the 800 series, you might want to hold off unless you are in dire need. $500 buys a lot.
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1 year ago#9
I would wait and see if there's going to be any dx12 hardware features. All we've heard about so far has been the software features which they've pledged for Fermi and up. If there's hardware changes ot might be worth the wait, if not (I'm leaning towards not) the only thing you'll get is more power and less heat and the 780 isn't exactly hurting on either of those fronts.
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1 year ago#10
Combo Master posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127746

$450 gtx 780 after rebate non reference.

If you need a card now, this is a pretty good deal.
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