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Which ATI Card for Battlefield 4?

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October 1, 2013 7:34:27 AM

So Im currently using a GTX 560 Ti and I want to upgrade my GPU to something more future proof for gaming. I was just thinking of going back to ATI since my CPU is AMD and it seems like AMD is making deals with DICE to optimize for their hardware and next gen console APU seems to be AMD as well.

I was just wondering, what would be a good card to go for? I want something that can last 2-3 years before it hits the bottom end minimum spec for gaming. I had a GTX 460 and GTX 560 Ti and both lasted only like 1year each cause I was a bit late to the game haha.

I've read some stuff and talked to a few people and some people suggested the Sapphire Vapor X HD 7970 GHz 3GB and others suggested the Asus HD 7950 3GB. Im leaning a bit more towards 7950 just from wat i've read n price/performance wise, I also wont be overclocking since I have no idea how to. My main game will be battlefield 4 and probably some of the Next gen games coming out like Destiny etc. But definitely BF 4. I am still a little bit confused as to which one I should be getting.

These are the cards:

7950: http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=10294

7970 GHz: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

My CPU is: AMD Phenom (tm) II x6 1055T processor 2.8GHz

Motherboard: ASUS M4N98TD EVO

I also have a sound card: Asus Xonar D2X. Dunno if it will block it.

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers!

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October 1, 2013 7:37:46 AM

Another thing you could do is to wait for AMD's new R7 and R9 series GPUs . They could be pretty good.
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October 1, 2013 7:40:07 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
Another thing you could do is to wait for AMD's new R7 and R9 series GPUs . They could be pretty good.


hmm well my budget is $450 at the moment so I dunno how much those new cards would cost.
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October 1, 2013 7:44:22 AM

You need a new CPU before you go dropping $300+ on a new graphics card, assuming you want to avoid being bottlenecked.
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October 1, 2013 7:44:27 AM

Kaylow said:
IRONBATMAN said:
Another thing you could do is to wait for AMD's new R7 and R9 series GPUs . They could be pretty good.


hmm well my budget is $450 at the moment so I dunno how much those new cards would cost.


They will be in the same price bracket as the 7950 and 7970 is now. However when these new cards are release, the 7950 and 7970 should have a pretty nice price drop.
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October 1, 2013 7:49:15 AM

The new R9 and R7 would costs more than the current high end HD 7000 series cards so I suggest u go for an XFX HD 7950, it should be capable of maxing out BF4
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October 1, 2013 7:53:21 AM

A 7950 is not capable of maxing out BF4 (at 1080p or higher), and even if it were, his CPU is not.

OP, you would do best to split your budget between a CPU upgrade and a GPU upgrade once the new R9/R7 series hits.
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October 1, 2013 7:59:43 AM

BigMack70 said:
A 7950 is not capable of maxing out BF4 (at 1080p or higher), and even if it were, his CPU is not.

OP, you would do best to split your budget between a CPU upgrade and a GPU upgrade once the new R9/R7 series hits.


Hmmm. Dang, haha I was hoping to not worry about other stuff but I guess my computer is getting out of date haha. Wat kind of CPU would go well with my current board?
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October 1, 2013 8:11:07 AM

Assuming your motherboard supports FX series CPUs, an FX-8320 is what I'd recommend :) 

An FX-8320 along with a $300 graphics card like the R9 280X would be my recommendation for a ~$450 budget.
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October 1, 2013 9:13:52 AM

My computer is running bf4 really smooth @ 1080p with everything set to Ultra. I'm using a GTX 760 -- I'd imagine a Radeon HD 7950 (which is the same if not better) will be just fine. =)
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October 1, 2013 9:17:28 AM

bchan009 said:
My computer is running bf4 really smooth @ 1080p with everything set to Ultra. I'm using a GTX 760 -- I'd imagine a Radeon HD 7950 (which is the same if not better) will be just fine. =)


You have an interesting definition of "really smooth"

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October 1, 2013 9:22:43 AM

I'm running it on my second monitor RIGHT NOW. I'm easily getting 40+ fps without any slowdowns with 2x MSAA. =/
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October 1, 2013 9:27:40 AM

Everyone has his/her own definition of smooth, doesn't matter if Ultra/maxed out settings or not. I am confident an upgrade to an AMD FX-6300 and an HD 7950 would be the best price-performance combo.
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October 1, 2013 9:53:03 AM

Whatever OP decides to do, he should not purchase a 7900 series card. The R9 series is literally days away from release, and it would be extremely foolish to buy a 7950 or 7970 right now.

Yes, most R7/R9 2xx cards are basically Pitcairn/Tahiti rebrands, but they're hitting better price points and will have slightly higher performance (much like the GTX 770 vs the GTX 680).
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October 1, 2013 3:23:01 PM

Thanks for all the replies guys haha. Apparently going into the FX series CPU I'll also need a new Mobo cause only am3+ mobos support CPUs like the FX series. I guess I'll just need to save up a bit more n might as well swap a whole bunch of stuff out later. This 4 year old computer needs a lot changed.

Cheers!

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