My local computer store is closing so they are offering me a discount. So it's time to upgrade some things.
I was wondering which graphics card would be the best choice at this price
- XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB £189.98
- Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 3GB 7950 £219.98
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX670 OC 2GB £189.98
- ASUS GeForce GTX760 DirectCU II OC 2GB £199.99
- MSI GeForce GTX 760 TwinFrozr IV OC 2GB £209.99
The general opinion on the forums seems to be that the GTX760 beats the 670, but that decision was often based on price, and for me the 670 is cheaper. Benchmarks seemed to slightly favour the 670 as far as I could see. I don't know much about ZOTAC as a manufacturer either, whereas I have used lots of good ASUS hardware in the past.
I also have heard very good things about the HD7950. My only concern there is Linux driver support, though I still do most of my gaming on Windows. Basically, since all these cards are about the same price, I wondered what people would suggest. I don't upgrade my computer very often so I'd like it to last a while...
I suggest the Asus GTX 760 since it has GPU Boost 2.0 and also has some better features. like a higher memory bus, etc. Also, the 760 can be overclocked better due to the Direct CU II cooling. Personally, i'd go with the Gigabyte gtx760, but if the asus is cheaper, go for it.
There are 2 kinds of 760s, the 2GB version and the 4GB version. Asus also has a 4GB version. you only need the 4gb version if you have multiple monitors, otherwise go for the 2gb version (from gigabyte / asus)