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GPU Upgrade Suggestions- $200-$300 Budget

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
April 4, 2013 8:04:09 PM

I'm new to the forums, so sorry if threads like this have been done to death already.
I just upgraded my GPU to a Gigabyte Radeon 7870 (factory-OC'd to 1100 MHz,) and am thus far impressed with frame rates across the board. I'm wondering whether this card will be a safe bet to continue running new games on high-max settings for the next several years, or if I'd be better off returning it and upgrading to a 7950 (or something else.) I was having difficulty justifying spending an extra $60, but maybe there's a good reason to do so that I'm missing.
I use a 1080p monitor currently, and don't really plan on using more than one for gaming.
Thanks in advance for any replies.

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April 4, 2013 8:22:17 PM

With the way games are evolving these days its really hard to say what graphics requirements will be in a few years. Anyone who says that card will still be able to play on high in three years would just be guessing. I find with a card like that you typically will have to upgrade to another mid range card every few years. even if you bought the 7950, i still think in a few years we will be in a whole different level of gaming and you will have to buy a new card to keep up.