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post #21 of 26
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I hate making a new thread when a similar one already exists. Especially if its my own thread! Doh.

Back to the matter that was at hand. Its been 5 month since my last reply and now that Battlefield 4 came out - I really really feel like playing this game on no less than max graphics.

And yes, i still have my old 5850, which is a great card but, not capable of playing some of the latest games on max graphics.

With that said, I am looking to upgrade my GPU!

- I got 2 monitors so I need a card capable of running both
- Price range $200-400 +/-
- Preferably ATI Radeon
- GPU that would last me a bit (5850 sure did, sorta still does)
- Curious on some of the new releases/best sellers that are worth looking in to

Now that numerous new GPUs coming out and the less new versions dropping in price - Id like to see my options!
post #22 of 26
At that price point, I'd recommend the R9 280X. It is just a rebranded 7970... for $300. That's a steal. The deal really can't be beat (this coming from a 770 owner). I believe that Gigabyte has one for $299 that has their famous windforce cooler on it. I'd also recommend the Sapphire version of it. I had a sapphire 7950 and loved it. Either way, the 280x is just an amazing deal right now.

Edit: Asus also has a version for $310 but it is out of stock on newegg. It seems to be the highest rated.
Edited by BKinn - 10/28/13 at 7:41pm
 
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200 - 400 is too wide a price range. the R9 290 is slated to drop in at USD 400 - 450. so if you can thats your best bet. the asus r9 280x as suggested above is probably the best reviewed and coolest r9 280x card. at 310 its a very good buy. thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803

http://www.tomshardware.de/amd-radeon-r9-280x-roundup-test,testberichte-241401-6.html

fully custom PCB and fantastic dcii cooler
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/R9_280X_Direct_Cu_II_TOP/images/front.jpg
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/R9_280X_Direct_Cu_II_TOP/images/cooler2.jpg
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post #24 of 26
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I gotta say, to my surprise, my 5850 EASILY run BF 4 on Ultra settings.

I guess what ill do is wait for R9 290 to come out and purchase it then, and for now, ill enjoy BF 4 on my ol-gpu.
post #25 of 26
The other option is to save another $100 and get a GTX 780, they're great cards as well and just dropped $150 in price yesterday. If you can grab one on sale for say, $450 that would be a huge performance upgrade.
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post #26 of 26
You could try to get two used 7950's for around $150 each which would be an unreal combo. It would beat the 290x while costing less.
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