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Upgrade from a 6850 or get a PS4?

post #1 of 14
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Greetings Graphics cards folks,

Need some upgrade advice here.

I'm running a MSI 6850 1GB now. A lame card I brought when I was still in college. I use it 70% for games(LOL, COD, Bio Shock etc.) for now it can still handle those.

However, I can only run all those games above at medium setting without any delay so its kind of suck. That makes me have this thought to upgrade my graphics card. After some research I found out that most of the popular cards are around $350~$500, which will be higher than a next-gen console. So I guess my question are:

1, How long do you think this 6850 can hold up for PC gaming (like for another year)?
2, Is there a graphic card I can keep up with the image quality of a PS4 but under this price of $400? (a little ridiculous question since PS4s are not even here yet )

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 14
I'm not sure about the 6850, but for 400$, you could get this

It has enough power to run the latest and also upcoming games at decent frames on 1080p with High medium to Highest Image quality.
post #3 of 14
Upgrade of course, the hardware in the ps4 is still laughable compared to most gaming pc's now.
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post #4 of 14
Wait. Dont buy new graphic card and wait how PS4 will perform on games. If it's OK to be purchased, buy it.

I'm also between buying a new case (Corsair 900D), renewing loop and PS4
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post #5 of 14
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Thanks guys, I failed to mention on my post that, I might need to change my case, cpu, psu for this upgrade as well, so its kinda insane.
post #6 of 14
Now for a gamers standpoint you gotta think about it like this:

PC:
How is your overall system? CPU, RAM, Motherboard, SSD/HDD, PSU.. do any of those need upgrading?
-Once you have a system set then gaming will be good for a few years unless a game that comes along that needs an upgrade etc...
-Keyboard/Mouse gaming, Controller gaming
-Multiplayer w/ friends that have PC
-Game sales, steam sales

PS4:
Console works out of the box, no need to upgrade as you cant.. really.. upgrade lol
-Controller gaming, motion gaming
-Multiplayer w/ friends that have PS4
-Games usually start out $60~ barely goes down, most of the time $30 but never close to steam sales.. but next gen consoles may introduce more indie games


So really its all about preference. What type of gamer you are and what type of games you're going to play. If you want those PS4 exclusive games then theres no need to upgrade your pc now tongue.gif on the other hand if you like PC gaming there are a lot of games that go on sale and/or bundles with hardware.
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post #7 of 14
Buy a 7950 and just wait to pay the PS4 until next year thumb.gif
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post #8 of 14
Nonetheless upgrading can be done progressively as getting current hardware right now esp cpu/ram/motherboard/psu will last you a long time in terms of keeping up in performance.

So with $400 you can actually do a lot with that, but just keep adding to it and you'll be fine. Also note that it doesnt have to be brand brand new you can buy great deals from online/forum sales.
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by UZ7 View Post

Now for a gamers standpoint you gotta think about it like this:

PC:
How is your overall system? CPU, RAM, Motherboard, SSD/HDD, PSU.. do any of those need upgrading?
-Once you have a system set then gaming will be good for a few years unless a game that comes along that needs an upgrade etc...
-Keyboard/Mouse gaming, Controller gaming
-Multiplayer w/ friends that have PC
-Game sales, steam sales

PS4:
Console works out of the box, no need to upgrade as you cant.. really.. upgrade lol
-Controller gaming, motion gaming
-Multiplayer w/ friends that have PS4
-Games usually start out $60~ barely goes down, most of the time $30 but never close to steam sales.. but next gen consoles may introduce more indie games


So really its all about preference. What type of gamer you are and what type of games you're going to play. If you want those PS4 exclusive games then theres no need to upgrade your pc now tongue.gif on the other hand if you like PC gaming there are a lot of games that go on sale and/or bundles with hardware.

This is really helpful. Indeed, in term of the price, PC has way more advantages.
I will have to slowly upgrade my entire system anyway, just a matter of time. Guess I won't get a PS4 as soon as its available, have to hold on that.
post #10 of 14
From the UK you can pick up a 7950 for around £240 so I'm guessing it'll be less than $400 in the US. It'll trump the PS4 but I get the feeling that you should stick to consoles.
With small budgets, a gaming PC is doable but certainly not as convenient as a console.
I'd say but a console and be done. It'll give you years of games without having to worry about the latest hardware. Almost all games will have to be ported to PC anyway. Prime example, GTA V. Enjoy that on your console.

Also, if you're needing a upgrade for RAM, PSU etc. it's gunna cost you more.

My advise. Get a PS4
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