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What would be a good upgrade to my GPU?

#1awesomephatmanPosted 7/5/2014 11:49:02 AM(edited)
So I've got a 7850 2GB OC Edition right now. It's not amazing. It suffices, but it's not amazing. I can't max most modern games, or even put a lot of modern games on high (though that may be more my CPU, idk -- I've got a 2.66ghz i5 750, which some people said wasn't the problem with my rig -- I did OC it to 3.4ghz, but honestly I don't notice a difference (maybe I did it wrong, idk).

If you still recommend a GPU upgrade with the CPU knowledge above:

Looking to spend a max of $300 (if that would be enough for an upgrade), so recommend something.
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#2snkboiPosted 7/5/2014 11:46:36 AM
geforce 760
radeon 280x
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#3Sergei_DukanovPosted 7/5/2014 11:50:25 AM
You could fetch a used R9 290 on ebay for around $300. Bought one for my brother and it works great. And he games a WHOLE lot more than me.
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#4snkboiPosted 7/5/2014 11:51:33 AM
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
You could fetch a used R9 290 on ebay for around $300. Bought one for my brother and it works great. And he games a WHOLE lot more than me.


the i5 750 would bottleneck the 290..we're talking 1st gen i5 quad core from 2008/2009
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#5awesomephatman(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2014 11:55:26 AM
snkboi posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
You could fetch a used R9 290 on ebay for around $300. Bought one for my brother and it works great. And he games a WHOLE lot more than me.


the i5 750 would bottleneck the 290..we're talking 1st gen i5 quad core from 2008/2009


Even with the i5 OC'd?

Does an old i5 OC'd to 3.4ghz match a modern quad core with stock 3.4?
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#6Wallsof_JerichoPosted 7/5/2014 11:56:06 AM
some new r9 280x's on ebay for around 200-230. which is pretty good i think. I would recommend sapphire if possible xD
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#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 7/5/2014 6:07:01 PM
awesomephatman posted...
snkboi posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
You could fetch a used R9 290 on ebay for around $300. Bought one for my brother and it works great. And he games a WHOLE lot more than me.


the i5 750 would bottleneck the 290..we're talking 1st gen i5 quad core from 2008/2009


Even with the i5 OC'd?

Does an old i5 OC'd to 3.4ghz match a modern quad core with stock 3.4?


No, because the newer i5 quadcore would have much better performance per clock.
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#8godplaysSNESPosted 7/6/2014 4:36:19 AM
What games can't you max, or play on high?

You should watch the temps on the CPU and GPU
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#9BannedMomPosted 7/6/2014 5:35:51 AM
I think it's both the CPU and GPU.

What at resolution though?
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#10tiger8191Posted 7/6/2014 5:50:31 AM
I have a non oced 7850 and have no issue plsying games in high.
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