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Looking to upgrade GPU

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May 8, 2013 3:24:58 PM

Hi i am currently looking to upgrade my GPU to something that will make a substantial difference in my PC performance while playing games, I currently use a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 and I also use an Intel 3750k CPU and 600w PSU, and 8 gigs of DDR3 RAM.

Like i said i want to upgrade my GPU to something that will make a good amount of difference in performance i am looking the this card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16814127722&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814127722&gclid=CJqVoMnEh7cCFUHe4AodDQwArQ

and this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There is a pretty good amount of difference in the price and i'd like to know if there is any major difference between the cards, Thank you.

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May 8, 2013 4:14:09 PM

other link is not working, but based on the 2nd one yes you will feel the difference. but personally it is better to skip a generation before upgrading, saves money and makes the improvement (fps-wise) that much better
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May 8, 2013 4:21:06 PM

Thers a substantial difference but it would be suggested that your motherboard can accommodate for pci-e 3.0 rather than 2.0 for increased performance.
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May 8, 2013 4:40:48 PM

I could be wrong but your first link was to a 7870 model, however if you looking for a big upgrade then I would go to at least the 7950 and maybe even save up and get the 7970 (non gig ed). That would be a better and better jump in performance.
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May 8, 2013 5:37:53 PM

I don't know to much about the motherboard slots but i use a MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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May 8, 2013 6:24:17 PM

It should get the job done
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