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Selling my EVGA SC 2 680, would i benefit from a 7950 @1440p

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I have one of those Shimian monitors at 2560x1400p and my GTX 680 can sometimes chug at some games i assume its because of the 2gb of ram unlike a 7950 with 3gb

So would i notice a benefit in FPS or a drop if i went and sold my 680 for a 7950 or if i could stretch the money get a R9 280x?

Is it worth doing or should i not bother?

Novatech sell a XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 DD for £175 thats pretty cheap but its only clocked at 800mhz ive heard the 7950 can be OC to 1.1ghz-1.2ghz
Edited by TrivialDeath - 11/6/13 at 3:40pm
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None of what you're suggesting is an upgrade, they are all either side grades or downgrades

Lower your AA a bit if you're running into a memory issue or switch to a 770 4GB (or 7970 3GB), neither is going to give a huge boost in performance, just a mild one. Save your $$ and buy a 780 or 290 when you can afford it thumb.gif
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go for 290. significant upgrade. 25 - 30% faster. perfect for 1440p gaming . amazing price. £310

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-086-HS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/63863-amd-radeon-r9-290-4gb-review-17.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_290/26.html
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"Along with looking great against AMD's own lineup, the R9 290 holds strong against Nvidia, which is now charging $330 for the GTX 770 and $500 for the GTX 780. The R9 290 is 21% pricier and 29% faster than the former as well as 20% cheaper and 8% quicker than the latter, offering the best value of any $300 to $500+ graphics card available right now -- and enough performance to play Battlefield 4 on ultra quality at 2560x1600."
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