New Video Card

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kerpunkin27, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. kerpunkin27

    kerpunkin27 Master Guru

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    I have $200 to spend. What should I get. Don't care if it's Ati or Nvidia.
     
  2. PinguX

    PinguX Master Guru

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  3. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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  4. Undying

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    Eather way both a great cards.

    I would go with 7950 though.
     

  5. Barry J

    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    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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  6. eclap

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    7950 is the best card for around $200, no contest.
     
  7. Wendig0

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    The 7950 will probably be updated to support mantle anyway so I'd get whatever is cheapest.
     
  8. Dillinger

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    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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    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.
     
  10. kerpunkin27

    kerpunkin27 Master Guru

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    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 :banana: This 9800gtx+ has been great but its showing its age.

    Looking at these.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DHW4HXY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-D...f=sr_1_34?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1382110942&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-D...f=sr_1_16?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1382111023&sr=1-16

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Overclock...UTF8&qid=1382111416&sr=1-14&keywords=ati+7970





    Thanks in advance. Kerp
     
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  11. PNeV

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    Try find a 7970(GHZ if possible) or take it to $300 for a 280X.
     
  12. kerpunkin27

    kerpunkin27 Master Guru

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  13. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    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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