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September 15, 2013 11:03:55 AM

Hello guys i currently have a ati radeon 5450 hd and its gives me very crappy fps even at the lowest of settings . My budget is in the range of 150$-250$ . i would like to play all the latest games like Crysis 3, Bf3 , Cs Go and games of such kind at ultra settings ! Also gta 5,watchdogs, bf4 and AC blackflag if possible, or can manage with high settings. :) 
I hve in mind the 650TI , 660 ti , 760 from nvidia
and 7870,7950 from amd .
im open to other suggestions too :) 

thank you in advance
September 15, 2013 11:08:28 AM

7950 3gb at $200 would be a good choice.
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September 15, 2013 11:13:23 AM

mohit9206 said:
7950 3gb at $200 would be a good choice.


yea but is 7950 really required for 1080p gaming on a single monitor? wont other cheaper gpus do the job as well?

also can u help me out as to where i can get a 7950 for 200$ ?
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September 15, 2013 11:16:39 AM

Hi,
What are the specs of your system?
Thanks.
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September 15, 2013 11:21:10 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
Hi,
What are the specs of your system?
Thanks.


i5-2300 @ 2.8ghz
4gb ram ,
Ati 5450 hd .
windows 7
motherboard : pegatron cleveland-gl8 (which i dont think is very good)
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September 15, 2013 11:33:41 AM

demolisher said:

also can u help me out as to where i can get a 7950 for 200$ ?


The following Radeon HD 7950 can be had for $200 or less after a rebate:

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

Whether or not you actually need the Radeon HD 7950 for playing games at 1080p. Is a different question which my next post will help you decided.
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September 15, 2013 11:34:25 AM

I would say go for the gtx 760. Nvidia has some advantages over amd, their drivers are much more better than amd and sli works far much better than the cfx, cf has a lot of issues that amd is working on. On the other hand, the hd 7950 has 3gb of vram, which might be more futureproof(i dont believe in this if you are using 1080p and dont want to max out AA), and the game bundle with the card is very useful if you dont have the gaems already. The performance change is very slight between 2 cards check this out http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/855?vs=854 .Btw, what is your psu? are you sure it can handle a new card?
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September 15, 2013 11:40:45 AM

jaguarskx said:
demolisher said:

also can u help me out as to where i can get a 7950 for 200$ ?


The following Radeon HD 7950 can be had for $200 or less after a rebate:

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

Whether or not you actually need the Radeon HD 7950 for playing games at 1080p. Is a different question which my next post will help you decided.


Thank you . and will surely follow up with ur next post .
and which manufacturer will u suggest from the above ?
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September 15, 2013 11:42:02 AM

rubidium said:
I would say go for the gtx 760. Nvidia has some advantages over amd, their drivers are much more better than amd and sli works far much better than the cfx, cf has a lot of issues that amd is working on. On the other hand, the hd 7950 has 3gb of vram, which might be more futureproof(i dont believe in this if you are using 1080p and dont want to max out AA), and the game bundle with the card is very useful if you dont have the gaems already. The performance change is very slight between 2 cards check this out http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/855?vs=854 .Btw, what is your psu? are you sure it can handle a new card?


have a 250W (100-240V)psu
and i just did some research ! a 250W doesnt come close to how much power the 7950 needs !
maybe ill have to upgrade that as well.
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September 15, 2013 11:55:14 AM

Below are benchmark results of the Radeon HD 7950 at 1920x1200 resolution. You might get 5% more performance at 1080p. The test rig uses an Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.6 GHz so very CPU dependent games like Skryim, StarCraft 2 and Hitman:Absolution will be higher than what you would get with your CPU. For games that are not quite as CPU dependent the performance with your CPU should be closer.

Battlefield 3 (single player only) and BioShock Infinite are example of games that do not care how powerful your CPU is as long as it does not bottleneck the graphics card card so expect similar results.

Here's a link to the review starting on the test rig page:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Inno3D/iChill_GTX_65...

As can be seen in the benchmarks below, the Radoen HD 7950 is a very capable card except for in game that have very high or excessively high hardware requirements. Crysis 3 is simply the most demanding game currently out similar to how Crysis was when it was first released, you will actually have to wait a couple of years to get hardware than will allow you to get high frame rates. Hitman: Aboslution is another very demanding game, but not at Crysis 3 level. Excluding very demanding games the Radeon HD 7950 performs very well. Less expensive cards like the Radeon HD 7870 and the GTX 650 Ti Boost also performs pretty well given their prices and depending on the game itself.

Most, but not all the benchmarks (hopefully all of them will be displayed:











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September 15, 2013 12:02:15 PM

demolisher said:


have a 250W (100-240V)psu
and i just did some research ! a 250W doesnt come close to how much power the 7950 needs !
maybe ill have to upgrade that as well.


Of the Radeon HD 7950 I listed my brand preference would be from 1st to last; XFX, Sapphire and then Power Color. However, that does not help you given your 250w PSU.

Without upgrading the PSU the best card I can recommend is a Radoen HD 6570 for $40:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 15, 2013 12:08:25 PM

I recommend the following Corsair 600w PSU that is selling for $38 after rebate and the promo code. It will allow you to use any of the card listed in the benchmarks.

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

I just hope you do not have a slim case PC. If you do then that changes everything...
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September 15, 2013 4:56:36 PM

jaguarskx said:
Below are benchmark results of the Radeon HD 7950 at 1920x1200 resolution. You might get 5% more performance at 1080p. The test rig uses an Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.6 GHz so very CPU dependent games like Skryim, StarCraft 2 and Hitman:Absolution will be higher than what you would get with your CPU. For games that are not quite as CPU dependent the performance with your CPU should be closer.

Battlefield 3 (single player only) and BioShock Infinite are example of games that do not care how powerful your CPU is as long as it does not bottleneck the graphics card card so expect similar results.

Here's a link to the review starting on the test rig page:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Inno3D/iChill_GTX_65...

As can be seen in the benchmarks below, the Radoen HD 7950 is a very capable card except for in game that have very high or excessively high hardware requirements. Crysis 3 is simply the most demanding game currently out similar to how Crysis was when it was first released, you will actually have to wait a couple of years to get hardware than will allow you to get high frame rates. Hitman: Aboslution is another very demanding game, but not at Crysis 3 level. Excluding very demanding games the Radeon HD 7950 performs very well. Less expensive cards like the Radeon HD 7870 and the GTX 650 Ti Boost also performs pretty well given their prices and depending on the game itself.

Most, but not all the benchmarks (hopefully all of them will be displayed:













jaguarskx said:
demolisher said:


have a 250W (100-240V)psu
and i just did some research ! a 250W doesnt come close to how much power the 7950 needs !
maybe ill have to upgrade that as well.


Of the Radeon HD 7950 I listed my brand preference would be from 1st to last; XFX, Sapphire and then Power Color. However, that does not help you given your 250w PSU.

Without upgrading the PSU the best card I can recommend is a Radoen HD 6570 for $40:

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


jaguarskx said:
I recommend the following Corsair 600w PSU that is selling for $38 after rebate and the promo code. It will allow you to use any of the card listed in the benchmarks.

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

I just hope you do not have a slim case PC. If you do then that changes everything...

Ok, he pretty much mentioned everything anyone would have said to you and i agree completely with him. Except that if you want to buy from Nvidia so the gtx 760 is the equivalent or the competitor to the hd 7950 and its boost. By the way, the psu he gave the link of is very good chance at perfect price, i recommend you to hurry up if this is an limited offer.

Appreciated answer jaguar, deserves solution!
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September 16, 2013 8:04:57 AM

jaguarskx said:
Below are benchmark results of the Radeon HD 7950 at 1920x1200 resolution. You might get 5% more performance at 1080p. The test rig uses an Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.6 GHz so very CPU dependent games like Skryim, StarCraft 2 and Hitman:Absolution will be higher than what you would get with your CPU. For games that are not quite as CPU dependent the performance with your CPU should be closer.

Battlefield 3 (single player only) and BioShock Infinite are example of games that do not care how powerful your CPU is as long as it does not bottleneck the graphics card card so expect similar results.

Here's a link to the review starting on the test rig page:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Inno3D/iChill_GTX_65...

As can be seen in the benchmarks below, the Radoen HD 7950 is a very capable card except for in game that have very high or excessively high hardware requirements. Crysis 3 is simply the most demanding game currently out similar to how Crysis was when it was first released, you will actually have to wait a couple of years to get hardware than will allow you to get high frame rates. Hitman: Aboslution is another very demanding game, but not at Crysis 3 level. Excluding very demanding games the Radeon HD 7950 performs very well. Less expensive cards like the Radeon HD 7870 and the GTX 650 Ti Boost also performs pretty well given their prices and depending on the game itself.



Hey thanks a lot for the info :)  This was my first thread and i did not expect such a quick and helpful reply. Will always come back to this site and help others if I can :)  ill go with the Sapphire or the XFX

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