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post #1 of 17
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Looking to upgrade from my gtx 480, its been a wonderful card and has lasted me a long time and through many games, but its time for a step up. My spending limit would be around 340 bucks.

I have a

i5 760 with corsair h50, pny gtx 480, 8gb mushkin, and a asus P7P55D PRO Mobo

I wouldn't be opposed to upgrading a component instead of my gtx 480, but it seems to be the most outdated in my setup.

Any suggestions card wise? i have heard alot of good things about the HD7950 3gb. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 17
i would get a Radeon HD 7950
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007581QHG/?tag=pcpapi-20
post #3 of 17
HD 7950 for sure. Try and get one with boost if you can.
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Ive been quite keen on this card, how does it compare to the 480? a huge improvement and semi future proof?
post #5 of 17
Well, the GTX 670 of different 2Gb flavors can be had for anywhere from $310 (online deals) to $360 (normal price). The 660 Ti can be had for the same price range (some lower). The 7950 can be had all day from $310-$340. You can get lucky and find a good price on a 7970 for ~$340 as well. thumb.gif

I don't think you can go wrong with any of the above choices, however you will see half the frame latency times from a GTX card vs an AMD card frown.gif depending on the games you are playing.
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Well it takes ~20% less power, runs much cooler, and is 2 generations newer. It should be a massive boost out-of box, and far greater oc'ing capability! thumb.gif
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post #7 of 17
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Awesome I'm placing my order now, i just saw that xfx versions get crysis 3 and bioshock infinite free
post #8 of 17
Link compairing the 660 Ti and 7950 (non GHz ed.) HERE

Link showing the GTX 480 results HERE
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post #9 of 17
480 was a good card . If evga did not have trade up plan I would still be rocking the 480 in sli , but ya 7950 or 7970 best cards out
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post #10 of 17
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I just realized the Radeon HD 7950 is pci express 3.0.. my Asus P7P55D PRO only has 2.0 slots.. then again im not sure, will this screw me over?
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