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I got a single 5850 1gig @1080p right now, sapphire vapor-x model. I've been gaming fairly well with this card and still I can with leaving everything off-low while setting texture to max. Still decent fps but I hate the power draw (I overclock it to 920 core) and heat - noise levels.

That said im planning to upgrade to gtx960 4gig. Should I wait the Summer for new line of amd - nvidia with newest tech or just go get the 960 4gig?
    
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I got a single 5850 1gig @1080p right now, sapphire vapor-x model. I've been gaming fairly well with this card and still I can with leaving everything off-low while setting texture to max. Still decent fps but I hate the power draw (I overclock it to 920 core) and heat - noise levels.

That said im planning to upgrade to gtx960 4gig. Should I wait the Summer for new line of amd - nvidia with newest tech or just go get the 960 4gig?

The 960 will be an upgrade for sure. it is an exact opposite of the 5850. Faster, cooler, and uses a lot less power. No need to wait i say.

Edit: May I add . . . it has to be less than $200, though.
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The 960 will be an upgrade for sure. it is an exact opposite of the 5850. Faster, cooler, and uses a lot less power. No need to wait i say.

Edit: May I add . . . it has to be less than $200, though.

Cheapest 960 in the country is 2 gigs and 210$ sigh. 4gig ones are 230ish.

Yes 960 seems really good but one thing: bus speed. This 5850 carried me so far because of it. When you overclock this even 50mhz core, that 256bit bus makes difference. I can still play newest titles at 1080 because of it with decent fps. People may say "oh its new architecture, 128bit but this and that ..." but I know 128bit is no good in video cards. It may perform good today in few games but that 128bit makes no sense to me. What are your thoughts on this?
    
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Not sure about how the 128 bit will affect your games but the price is no good. Even if you are not from the US. Also, the 4GB might not help at this level of gpu. But, yah, if you can find a 4GB card - do so.

You can ask here . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1549523/nvidia-gtx-960-owners-club
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thanks.
    
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OK I narrowed my choices now
I am to choose between these two cards, they both are at the same price here in my country, both of them have 4GB memory;

http://www.sapphiretech.com/productdetial.asp?pid=37BE40BB-7273-46B8-9E32-A8C13262ABE9&lang=eng
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5507#ov

Honestly I am leaning towards to r9 because of 256bit. If anyone can enlight me with this I'll appreciate it.
    
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Get the single best card you can, that means get a 980 or equivalent performance in AMD. I do not know your budget but you may be better off saving for a higher end card.
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Makes sense but I really think I won't need a 980 or amd equilavent of it for gaming in 1080p. I don't even own any display beyond 1080p. Thats why I am settled with these cards. Hell I dont even have 120hz display.
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Get the single best card you can, that means get a 980 or equivalent performance in AMD. I do not know your budget but you may be better off
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Makes sense but I really think I won't need a 980 or amd equilavent of it for gaming in 1080p. I don't even own any display beyond 1080p. Thats why I am settled with these cards. Hell I dont even have 120hz display.[/quote

What if you eventually upgraded your display? I would say 970 but 3.5gb of ram eww.
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Nah man, financial situation doesn't allow me to do that.
    
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