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Originally Posted by krisz9 View Post

thats way out of his budget...


i'd wait till kaveri is released, but if you cant wait you have two options:

am3+--8300 series will do you well (not sure yet if theres any upgrades for this platform in the future).

or

fm2+--not so great apu--> replace apu once kaveri rolls out (less cores than 8300 FX series, but better performance per core).

I appreciate the suggestions from everyone. +rep to all.

Quick question, do you think it would be worth it to upgrade my GPU right now (get a HD7870) and just upgrade to Kaveri when it rolls out? Is Kaveri going to be significantly better than the current AMD offers for around the same price range?
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Quick question, do you think it would be worth it to upgrade my GPU right now (get a HD7870) and just upgrade to Kaveri when it rolls out? Is Kaveri going to be significantly better than the current AMD offers for around the same price range?

we dont exactly know just yet how itll perform. All we saw performance wise was a quick clip of the apu in action at the apu event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjAM2zYNqko

AMD is in a bit of an unknown state since all of their cool tech will be rolling out soon and we're not sure what the performance will be.


7870 is a great option, and there's no harm in waiting to see what kaveri does and then make a better informed decision on cpu. There should be more info in a couple months.

Some info from a thread i commented on couple hours ago:

7870 best option for ~$150 price range:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127722

this is the broad list, u can take a look around your price range. Ive narrowed some specs down for you:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204017%20600007782%20600007801&IsNodeId=1&name=256-bit&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20


benchmark for fc3 @1200p
http://www.techspot.com/review/615-far-cry-3-performance/page3.html

edit: here's another chart with the newer cards:

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4976/16/amd-radeon-r9-270-review-far-cry-3---1920x1080-+-frametimes
 
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great post by krisz9.
everything you need to know. ^^
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