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I'd like to keep the budget around $150 give or take. It's been a while since I've upgraded my GPU (currently I'm running a GTX260 216) so I'd like something that can run Farcry 3 at 1920*1080 a long with future games (such as the new Thief, Dark Souls 2, new Metal Gear, GTA 5, etc) at, at least medium/high settings.

I'm also going to be upgrading my processor/motherboard so that I won't be bottle necked.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by Mwarren View Post

I'd like to keep the budget around $150 give or take. It's been a while since I've upgraded my GPU (currently I'm running a GTX260 216) so I'd like something that can run Farcry 3 at 1920*1080 a long with future games (such as the new Thief, Dark Souls 2, new Metal Gear, GTA 5, etc) at, at least medium/high settings.

I'm also going to be upgrading my processor/motherboard so that I won't be bottle necked.

Thanks in advance.
I would try to find a used 7970, otherwise save up a bit of extra cash and get one
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best you can get for around that price from what im currently seeing is a 7870

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
Edited by krisz9 - 11/24/13 at 6:41pm
 
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best you can get for around that price from what im currently seeing is a 7870

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

I would have recommended that self-same 7870, if you couldn't find a used 7970.
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HD7870 it is, it looks like it can hold it's own at 1920*1080 at high/very high settings in FC3 (around 60FPS average) which is more than good enough for me .

Thanks for the suggestions guys. +rep

My problem with the 7970 is that it's almost twice the price than the HD7870 but only offers around 20% give or take better performance.
Edited by Mwarren - 11/24/13 at 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by Mwarren View Post

HD7870 it is, it looks like it can hold it's own at 1920*1080 at high/very high settings in FC3 (around 60FPS average) which is more than good enough for me .

Thanks for the suggestions guys. +rep

My problem with the 7970 is that it's almost twice the price than the HD7870 but only offers around 20% give or take better performance.

sorry to say you are misinformed . HD 7970(1 ghz) aka R9 280X is 45% faster than HD 7870(1 ghz)

http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2013/amd-radeon-r7-260x-r9-270x-und-280x-im-test/6/

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/17/battlefield_4_video_card_performance_iq_review/5#.UpOc5Cf098E
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