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http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchmarks/page6.html

i have a i3 3240 @ 3.4 ghz with HT on that thread there it shows an r9 290x with an i3 3220 gives out 95 fps

does that mean that my i3 which is faster than the 3220 would actually do quiet well with a r9 280x installed
at 1080p or bigger resolution you should be fine as these resolutions(1080p and above) are gpu dependent
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at 1080p or bigger resolution you should be fine as these resolutions(1080p and above) are gpu dependent
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at 1080p or bigger resolution you should be fine as these resolutions(1080p and above) are gpu dependent

yeh 1080p at the moment been thinking about goin 1440 but as im wanting an actaul monitor instead of my tv

but GPU first i suppose and take it from there

thanks again
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just wondering if its worth my while going with a r9 270x? ive found a nice one for a decent price that comes with bf4

just wondering if the 270x is still a better card than a 7870?
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just wondering if its worth my while going with a r9 270x? ive found a nice one for a decent price that comes with bf4

just wondering if the 270x is still a better card than a 7870?

Nope it would be a waste as it performs the same. To get any kind of noticeable improvement in performance the minimum would be a 290 or 290x according to this hierarchy chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

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I don’t recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel, and you may not even notice any worthwhile difference in performance.

Edited by XAslanX - 1/8/14 at 3:06am
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Nope it would be a waste as it performs the same. To get any kind of noticeable improvement in performance the minimum would be a 290 or 290x according to this hierarchy chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

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as it is im not upgrading tho as i had to get rid of my 7870 before xmas as i needed the money, so really im just looking to buy a card lol

i liked the 7870 i had but was thinking i could buy a better card now that would last a wee bit longer than my 7870 would have

or go 7870 again and then upgrade my system around that before buying a better card, not sure what the best option would be

but i still havent got bf4 so maybe going that way with the r9 270x and upgrading my system before getting another card further down the line might be the better choice
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Since you have not specified any budget limit, I'd like to recommend the R9 290. It will give you roughly double the performance you used to get with your 7870.

Also, it has 1GB of VRAM more than the 280X and a lot more GPU horsepower than the 280X, making it much more future-proof and 1440p-ready.

Also, some 290s unlock to 290Xs, giving you extra performance for free. XFX is one of the brands that unlock more often than other brands.

Hope this helps! Good luck! smile.gif
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Since you have not specified any budget limit, I'd like to recommend the R9 290. It will give you roughly double the performance you used to get with your 7870.

Also, it has 1GB of VRAM more than the 280X and a lot more GPU horsepower than the 280X, making it much more future-proof and 1440p-ready.

Also, some 290s unlock to 290Xs, giving you extra performance for free. XFX is one of the brands that unlock more often than other brands.

Hope this helps! Good luck! smile.gif
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Since you have not specified any budget limit, I'd like to recommend the R9 290. It will give you roughly double the performance you used to get with your 7870.

Also, it has 1GB of VRAM more than the 280X and a lot more GPU horsepower than the 280X, making it much more future-proof and 1440p-ready.

Also, some 290s unlock to 290Xs, giving you extra performance for free. XFX is one of the brands that unlock more often than other brands.

Hope this helps! Good luck! smile.gif




cheers bud but way out of budget for me £250 is a max and thats at a push preferably under £200
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