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My GTX 570 has died and now I am in the market for a new GPU. I have not looked at them since 2010ish when I built my current pc. I have a 1337 i7 930, 6gb of ram, and my motherboard has PCIe 2.0. I really only play BF3, and will play BF4 in the future. Also, I like to play on max settings @ 1680x1050, but the res may bump up in the future, if I get a new monitor. What is the best bang for my buck in the under $300 range that will be on par with or better than my dead GTX 570?

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My GTX 570 has died and now I am in the market for a new GPU. I have not looked at them since 2010ish when I built my current pc. I have a 1337 i7 930, 6gb of ram, and my motherboard has PCIe 2.0. I really only play BF3, and will play BF4 in the future. Also, I like to play on max settings @ 1680x1050, but the res may bump up in the future, if I get a new monitor. What is the best bang for my buck in the under $300 range that will be on par with or better than my dead GTX 570?


GTX 770 plays BF4 Ultra with 120+ fps in most cases. It's that or the AMD equivalent, the R9 280X I believe.
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I think the current equivalent to the 570 is the gtx660, I have owned both and the fraps logs I have show that they are close to equal, think bf3 favored the 660 a bit but am not sure if that was because the game updates along the way or driver updates. At your resolution you dont need more than that. I do want to encourage you to make the jump to 1080p though, you will be happy you did.

If you want to plan on a very good 1080p card I would say 660ti or 760 would be a solid choice. The 770 would the best 1080p choice but not necessary.
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A used GTX 670 or 7950 are the "sweet spot" value cards IMHO, both are just amazing for the price. Used R9 290s are getting cheap as well, you might get lucky and find one close to $325 or $350.

The R9 280X, GTX 770 and 760 are the new cards closer to your price range. The 760 is probably the best value, followed by the 280X at current prices.
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A used GTX 670 or 7950 are the "sweet spot" value cards IMHO, both are just amazing for the price. Used R9 290s are getting cheap as well, you might get lucky and find one close to $325 or $350.

The R9 280X, GTX 770 and 760 are the new cards closer to your price range. The 760 is probably the best value, followed by the 280X at current prices.
I'd get a used 670 or stretch that budget a tad more and get a used R9 290....really wouldn't have to upgrade that for a long, long, time
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Keep in mind his resolution is only 1680x1050 but you guys do bring up good points for 1080p gamers. I havent looked because I dont want to be tempted to buy one but heard the used mining 290's are in the $350 range so thats another thing to consider. A used 270/270x would also be something to consider. Im just not sure how much life is left in those mining cards....I mean how many hours were those things running at 100% I could just be picky though.
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Keep in mind his resolution is only 1680x1050 but you guys do bring up good points for 1080p gamers. I havent looked because I dont want to be tempted to buy one but heard the used mining 290's are in the $350 range so thats another thing to consider. A used 270/270x would also be something to consider. Im just not sure how much life is left in those mining cards....I mean how many hours were those things running at 100% I could just be picky though.

True, a 290 would be overkill... But that also means you could turn up AA now, and put off upgrading a little longer.

A 270(X) is just a 7870, a full 7950 is almost the same price. And yes, that is a point... mining really stresses out the VRMs.
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Thanks for all the replies! Would the 760 play bf3 max and bf4 close to max? I would prefer to stay to non used cards if possible. Is the 660 better than the 760? These two seem to be close in price even though one is older. I would love to just grab a new 770 but it is just more than I want to spend.
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Thanks for all the replies! Would the 760 play bf3 max and bf4 close to max? I would prefer to stay to non used cards if possible. Is the 660 better than the 760? These two seem to be close in price even though one is older. I would love to just grab a new 770 but it is just more than I want to spend.
The GTX 760 is MUCH faster than the 660.
GTX 760=/=GTX 670.

That being said.. if you could get your hands on an R9-280x (the X is important) on sale or something it would be quite a bit faster still, as that is within 1-2% of my HD 7970ghz. The 7970 is roughly equal to the GTX 680, which is about equal to a GTX 770. I average about 70 fps in BF4 on the ultra quality preset.

Edit: Take a look at these.

Power Color R9-280x, 299.99 after mail-in-rebate, free shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131533
XFX R9-280x, $310 with no rebates, unsure on shipping: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FSC5N66/?tag=pcpapi-20
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