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Hey guys,

I'm thinking of upgrading my ASUS GTX 570 DCU2 to a new card.

Haven't been following performance of the current gen video cards tbh so I don't know what is better nvidia or amd this series.

Anyway;

I'd spend up to $450 AUD from here: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=193

I'm wanting a card to push 60FPS @ 1080p on high settings (not highest, if i can yeah i will but I prefer smoothness)

So 1080p but I do drive 2 other 1280x1024 side monitors for productivity, so I don't know if I need to factor that in. I wont be using them when gaming obviously.

I only have a Seasonic M12II 520W psu so that needs to be factored in, unless I need to upgrade that for my requirements let me know.


Also if I should wait till for next series of gpu's let me know.

Also I know its off topic but is there an eta on haswell? I'm thinking of updating my cpu as well.
post #2 of 9
A 7950 would be a great card for 1080P

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=22337
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Ok update I see the 7970 and 670 are priced similarly so its between them I guess.

Sapphire Radeon HD7970 3GB OC Edition with Boost
or
MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition OC 2GB

Which is better?

Should I wait till next gpu series? I don't need the gpu right now per say?
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

A 7950 would be a great card for 1080P

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=22337

Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

If you want to spend that kind of money the 7970 is faster

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=21322

So is a 7950 enough though? the less the better you know.

I mainly play racing games and smoothness is more for me than detail tbh.

i do play some fps's like cs go, bf3 and etc
post #6 of 9
For 1920x1080 almost all games can be max out if you overclock 7950 but a 7970 will be a little be more powerfull and if you end up with a 2560x1440 monitor later you will be very happy with the extra power

Second you PSU is fine you will need to buy a new one if you want 2 cards but for one card its fine
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post #7 of 9
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So is a 7950 enough though? the less the better you know.

I mainly play racing games and smoothness is more for me than detail tbh.

i do play some fps's like cs go, bf3 and etc

7950 is kinda par with GTX 660ti. On the other hand, HD 7970 beats the 670 in several benchmarks, but only in a couple by more than 3 or so FPS at 1080p (assuming that is your targer resolution - 7970 pulls ahead above that).
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Originally Posted by chrisguitar View Post

Ok update I see the 7970 and 670 are priced similarly so its between them I guess.

Sapphire Radeon HD7970 3GB OC Edition with Boost
or
MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition OC 2GB

Which is better?

Should I wait till next gpu series? I don't need the gpu right now per say?

Go to 7950 because have a nice price/performance, although the 670 PE is a nice card too, but I think the 7950 is probably a better choice.
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