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Need Advice: Graphics Cards Upgrade?
 
Easy_506th  posted on Dec 01, 2012 3:23:19 AM - Report post

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Hi guys,

Im looking at upgrading from my Nvidea gtx 295 card, it has 2gb of video memory. I'm not really up to date on much of the new stuff. Any suggestions on a graphics card with dx11 support that would give me max on all games etc?

in advance

 
fullmetal5550  posted on Dec 01, 2012 3:33:55 AM - Report post

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Hi guys,

Im looking at upgrading from my Nvidea gtx 295 card, it has 2gb of video memory. I'm not really up to date on much of the new stuff. Any suggestions on a graphics card with dx11 support that would give me max on all games etc?

in advance

I have an AMD XFX HD 7970. It is a pretty nice graphics card.

 
kyle939  posted on Dec 01, 2012 5:45:54 AM - Report post

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originally posted by Easy_506th

Hi guys,

Im looking at upgrading from my Nvidea gtx 295 card, it has 2gb of video memory. I'm not really up to date on much of the new stuff. Any suggestions on a graphics card with dx11 support that would give me max on all games etc?

in advance

I have an AMD XFX HD 7970. It is a pretty nice graphics card.

I 100% agree, it is also the cheaper option.

Nvidia want insane money for their cards and sometimes for a little fps... The 7970 3Gb or 6GB are sweet cards, I suggest it dude.

 
DABhand  posted on Dec 01, 2012 6:27:14 AM - Report post

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originally posted by kyle939

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originally posted by fullmetal5550

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originally posted by Easy_506th

Hi guys,

Im looking at upgrading from my Nvidea gtx 295 card, it has 2gb of video memory. I'm not really up to date on much of the new stuff. Any suggestions on a graphics card with dx11 support that would give me max on all games etc?

in advance

I have an AMD XFX HD 7970. It is a pretty nice graphics card.

I 100% agree, it is also the cheaper option.

Nvidia want insane money for their cards and sometimes for a little fps... The 7970 3Gb or 6GB are sweet cards, I suggest it dude.

Nvidia cards are the same price as their AMD counterpart.

A 7990 is about £800-900 depending on the brand etc.

A 690 is about £750-850 depending on the brand etc.

So in a sense Nvidia is cheaper.

Another Example

A 680 is around the £360-480 mark depending on brand, GDDR size etc.

A 7980 doesn't exist. So we have to look at the next AMD card, and thats a 7970 and that too is around £350-400, which doesn't match the capabilities of the 680.

But a 670 is around £290-360 again cheaper than its AMD counterpart.


So not sure what planet you are from to say Nvidia is insane prices :P


@OP - Try either the Geforce 660 or 670, either one of the 6 series cards can get you a free Assassin's Creed 3 also (if it is older stock for a lesser price you can still get Borderlands 2).

[Edited by DABhand, 12/1/2012 6:28:25 AM]

 
Easy_506th  posted on Dec 01, 2012 7:14:04 AM - Report post

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Thanks guys, so a 660/670 i can get them for a reasonably nice price $298 down the road from me. Is there any games at the moment which would warrant a new motherboard for some ddr3 ram?


 
Semperskulls  posted on Dec 01, 2012 7:56:49 AM - Report post

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is that $298 for a 660? And if your doing a new graphics card I'd suggest going the full mile and upgrade all the major components, as a new gpu just doesn't look as good with old equipment surrounding it, and DDR3 RAM is quite cheap these days.
 
Easy_506th  posted on Dec 01, 2012 8:03:07 AM - Report post

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is that $298 for a 660? And if your doing a new graphics card I'd suggest going the full mile and upgrade all the major components, as a new gpu just doesn't look as good with old equipment surrounding it, and DDR3 RAM is quite cheap these days.

Hey Semperskulls,

I'd need a new motherboard aswell, but you reckon I may aswell upgrade the lot?

 
DABhand  posted on Dec 01, 2012 8:45:57 AM - Report post

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As long as you have a CPU with 2.7ghz per core (quad core is better), 4GB DDR2/3, and a Decent GPU. You are fine.

No need to go splashing out on a new motherboard, CPU, DDR if not needed.

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