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My budget is about $400 (give or take a few). What's the best graphics card I can get. I don't care if it's nVidia or ATI. I just want something that will be the best price to performance in this price range.

By the way - I play a lot of BF3. I only want to run at 1080p, but I want the best possible settings/frames for the money smile.gif

Right now, I'm looking at either the GTX 670 or 7970. I need help on which one will be better.
Edited by Sfdpiggy - 3/5/13 at 8:27am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

And comes with a copy of Bioshock 3 and Crysis 3
     
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AMD 7970. You can usually find them for less than 400. Cheaper than a 680, and relatively the same performance, give or take a few.
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At $400, you're looking at either a GTX 670 or a Radeon 7970. The latter is more powerful.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

And comes with a copy of Bioshock 3 and Crysis 3
I like how you link him to an OS card.

Here you go man:
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-Graphics-GV-R797OC-3GD/dp/B00752QYLK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362468196&sr=8-1&keywords=gigabyte+7970
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Originally Posted by Sfdpiggy View Post

My budget is about $400 (give or take a few). What's the best graphics card I can get. I don't care if it's nVidia or ATI. I just want something that will be the best price to performance in this price range.

By the way - I play a lot of BF3. I only want to run at 1080p, but I want the best possible settings/frames per second for the money smile.gif

What are the components that make up your Gaming rig?... List everyting here.

If you have a motherboard that supports SLI or crossfire, and you really want a bang for the buck GPU solutioin... I'll say go 660 non ti SLI or 7850 Crossfire (660 Non TI SLI preferred IMO) .. That's the best bang for the buck at 400-450$. That's what i did, and i am running crysis 3 smoothly at MAX setting x4 Msaa wink.gif

BF3 runs at 100+ FPS.

Sleeping Dogs runs at 110 FPS AVG with HIGH AA not EXtreme, Extreme is at 58 Avg FPS. smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by Yungbenny911 - 3/4/13 at 11:36pm
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fill in your config details . what cpu and psu do you have ?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig

go for the Sapphire HD 7970 (1 Ghz). costs usd 410 (390 after mail in rebate). good cooler. unlocked voltage.
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-H7970CB
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7950 stock used in Caspian 64-man server 1080 ULTRA with 4MSAA



if your rig is watercooled, you'll have enough savings to get a gpu waterblock and include it in your loop. i did. note: my chip is an oc'ed i7 SB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146846&SID=ms5bpif5l54w
Edited by rdr09 - 3/5/13 at 1:43am
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Thanks for the recommendations. How is the 7970 or 670 with overclocking? Which one will have better performance?
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Thanks for the recommendations. How is the 7970 or 670 with overclocking? Which one will have better performance?

it is a silicon lottery. better performance on what? games? benchmarks? games will be even pretty much. here a sample benchmark thread . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1360884/official-top-30-unigine-valley-benchmark-1-0-fill-the-form

go to the single card category.
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