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kerpunkin27
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Default New Video Card - 10-14-2013, 17:33 | posts: 200 | Location: ALABAMA

I have $200 to spend. What should I get. Don't care if it's Ati or Nvidia.
   
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Default 10-14-2013, 18:24 | posts: 829

MSI R9 270X $200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127761
   
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Default 10-14-2013, 18:33 | posts: 3,010 | Location: Sheffield UK

7950

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814202026R

better than 270x


   
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Default 10-14-2013, 18:35 | posts: 4,087 | Location: Serbia, NS

Eather way both a great cards.

I would go with 7950 though.
   
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Default 10-14-2013, 18:42 | posts: 1,632 | Location: Ipswich UK

I have always tried to get the latest hardware we don't know what mantle will do for the 270x it may make it quicker than the 7950 I always find drivers are better for current gen hardware or at least they work on making them better for the latest hardware

If your not in a rush I would save a little more you would have more options then also what games do you want to play as this would influence which card would be better

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Default 10-14-2013, 19:14 | posts: 26,047 | Location: Hampshire UK

7950 is the best card for around $200, no contest.
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 06:13 | posts: 718 | Location: Utah, USA

The 7950 will probably be updated to support mantle anyway so I'd get whatever is cheapest.
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 10:06 | posts: 508

The R9 270X is just an OC'd 7870 with boost.

A 7950 would be a better deal seeing as it's the same price and can be OC'd to the speed of a 7970 (or better).

Personally I may get one myself, but I'm waiting to see what else comes out this holiday season.
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 10:38 | posts: 26,047 | Location: Hampshire UK

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The 7950 will probably be updated to support mantle anyway so I'd get whatever is cheapest.
7950 doesn't need to be updated to support mantle, it's a GCN card just like 7970, 280x and many other 7xxx cards and the 2xx cards.
   
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Default 10-18-2013, 16:03 | posts: 200 | Location: ALABAMA

Ok I have saved up a little more to spend. I got $275 now and I am going to order today and overnight it on Amazon.com. Please help me decide.
OMG I can't wait to get this tomorrow and get it installed. Me be very happy gamer This 9800gtx+ has been great but its showing its age.

Looking at these.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DV...110942&sr=1-34

Also I was looking at these but from what I have seen they are very power hungry. Is that true?

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DV...111023&sr=1-16

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Overclocke...words=ati+7970





Thanks in advance. Kerp

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Default 10-18-2013, 16:28 | posts: 1,732 | Location: Northampton, United Kingdom

Try find a 7970(GHZ if possible) or take it to $300 for a 280X.
   
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Default 10-18-2013, 17:13 | posts: 200 | Location: ALABAMA

What about this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Versi...&keywords=280X
   
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Default 10-18-2013, 17:59 | posts: 2,921 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

Radeon 7950 hands down. You can get a 7950 with 3GB for cheap now, because of a huge drop and crazy sales.
   
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