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I have a gtx 580 and i wanna upgrade to and amd card right now. I dont want to spend to much so would a 7970 be a significant upgrade? 350$ would be my limit.

Also amd has deal with free games and i want get farcry 3 and tomb raider.
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OP welcome to ocn. could you fill your sig rig.

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

HD 7970 Ghz would be a 40% upgrade. sapphire dual x and msi tf3 are good options.

http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2013/nvidia-geforce-gtx-770-im-test/4/

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-11197-03-40G/dp/B009B6Y01Y
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127732
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Im wondering how accurate some of benchmarks are that looked at.

So i get less fps in bf3??
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This is card im looking at my prefect price point and from review i read its best 7970 card

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
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Im wondering how accurate some of benchmarks are that looked at.

very old benchmarks with outdated drivers. look at recent ones.

http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2013/nvidia-geforce-gtx-770-im-test/25/

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/896-11/benchmark-battlefield-3.html
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This is card im looking at my prefect price point and from review i read its best 7970 card

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

yeah thats the card to get. thumb.gif
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Wait one more thing is amd coming out with new cards soon??? I read somewhere oct they will put out new stuff so should i wait and maybe get even better card for 350$.
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Wait one more thing is amd coming out with new cards soon??? I read somewhere oct they will put out new stuff so should i wait and maybe get even better card for 350$.

AMD is coming out with Hawaii chip in mid Oct. but the cards are going to be priced above USD 400.
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