GPU upgrade

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Witcher, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Witcher

    Witcher Master Guru

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    Hello

    It's time for me to upgrade my gpu for battlefield 4. So my question is, which GPU would be suitable for my current processor?. Budget it not an issue and yes I will also upgrade my PSU. So recommend me good PSU too.
     
  2. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    You have basically 3 possibilities:
    1. Get HD7970/HD7950/GTX770 with very good price/performance (AMD side has ratio bit better bur GTX770 is good too)
    2. wait for R9-290/290x which will have new sound feature. But those will cost like 20~30% more in meaning performance/price than HD7970.
    3. wait till R9-290x gets out and get used HD7970

    As for your CPU, I guess you are not able to OC it much via base clock so you are bit limited in BF4 atm. Not much and I would not worry about new CPU till Mantle update.
    Because it may remove such bottleneck if any will be present upon official launch of Game. Which means AMD card may be better suited for your system.

    500W is quite on edge for HD7970 very good one will be sufficient. 600W+ would be recommended. I personally don't like to advice any particular brand as most of popular PSUs are rebranded units of few manufacturers.

    Be sure to check proper tests for any PSU you choose. And by tests i mean:
    Overvoltage protection. Over heating protection. Over Current Protection.
    Maximum load test which may result in one of protection to shut down PSU or it to burn UP.
    Then maximum provided power in comparison to power stated on sheet.
    Same goes for maximum provided current on each rail/voltage to be sure that it gives enough juice to 1GPU/SLI/CFX.
     
  3. PinguX

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    What resolution is your monitor ?
     
  4. Witcher

    Witcher Master Guru

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    Its a 24 inches LED with resolution of 1920x1080
     

  5. PinguX

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    A 7970 should be fine, its a fairly long card so make sure it will in your case before buying
     

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