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I need something that is gonna drive BF4 and other games at 1440P @ 96Hz (96FPS).

Also needs to be silent and something my Capstone 550M is gonna be able to drive.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 93
A used 780/290x/290 550 capstone will laugh at those cards.
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post #3 of 93
I'd suggest an aftermarket GTX 780 with a bit of an overclock, or an aftermarket R9 290 (for mantle support).
post #4 of 93
I got my 780 Lightning for $450 and it was worth every penny.
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post #5 of 93
A single r9 290 can achieve that. I recommend the sapphire tri-x. You should be able to get one for $500. Firetstorm, conquest large, 64 player server. I basically stayed around 100fps.


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post #6 of 93
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Originally Posted by keikei View Post

A single r9 290 can achieve that. I recommend the sapphire tri-x. You should be able to get one for $500.

You can get a tri-x for $469.99 shipped at newegg now with v.me checkout [ code: VMEMADNESS ]biggrin.gif


I am in the market for a sub $500 gpu too. But I am going to wait a few weeks and see if the release of 780 6g will bring the price of 780 3g down a bit or not. Then, I will either go for a 780 or a 290.
post #7 of 93
^Even better. I'd definitely shop around. 290's have dropped in price compared to a month or 2 ago.
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post #8 of 93
Cheapest quality R9 290 I could find: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127774

And a PNY GTX 780 w/ Stock cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133489


If I had to guess, I would say that GTX 780 is probably quieter. Those Titan coolers are pretty amazing. As far as performance goes, it's a toss up. Take your pick. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 93
That 290 is OOS

Ah OP glad to see you came to your senses about the QNIX. thumb.gif
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post #10 of 93
Remember that the GTX 780 has shadowplay as well, and on the GTX 780, there's only about a 5-10% performance penalty when recording video. It's a pretty sweet card. thumb.gif
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