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Best Video Card Around $200-250 for BF4?

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card from the Radeon HD 6950 for around this price range. I would like to play BF4 at around mostly high-ultra settings at 60 FPS as well.
My current rig is:
i5-3450
Biostar TZ77XE3 mobo
8 GB RAM
I also have a SeaSonic 650W power supply, so I was wondering if this would be enough wattage for the said graphics card.

Thanks.
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  1. 760 is 250$ but will only increase your performance by 25-30%
    250$ is not worth an upgrade...6950 is still a strong card
  2. Best answer
    Hmm, your 6950 should be able to manage about 30-40fps on high.

    GTX760 or GTX670 if you can find one in your price range is the way to go.
    Should get you 40-50fps on ultra at 1920x1080.

    And while a notable upgrade, if that is worth 250 bucks is up to you.
  3. So if I were to have a worthwhile upgrade, would I have to spend greater than $350 or so dollars?
  4. alexguy96 said:
    So if I were to have a worthwhile upgrade, would I have to spend greater than $350 or so dollars?


    Yes then you're looking at a gtx 770 or an r9 280x. Both powerhouse cards for the price.
  5. I would say that R9 280X, just north of $300 is a good buy at the moment in that price range.
    That would be much more of an upgrade, basically you would be looking at almost double the performance
  6. You can get a 280x at 305-309$, but if u want something badly for now get a gtx760/HD7950Boost or something cheaper but strong enough like aR9 270x.
  7. You can get a 280x at 305-309$, but if u want something badly for now get a gtx760/HD7950Boost or something cheaper but strong enough like aR9 270x. See if u can find a hd7970/gtx670 within 300$. If u find any one of these two,then go for it blindly.
  8. you can go to an option x'fire. you can find a cheap hd6950 everywhere. if your mobo support x'fire. that psu you have is enough for 2 of those cards. hd6950's is still a decent card... for the price! my hd6950 ican still max bf4 on my 1680x1050 monitor no AA.
  9. Yes ur mobo has two pci-e slots which means that u can do SLI/Xfire. But one runs at x8 and the other at x4 which would decrease the performance.
    I would recommend u to do SLI/Xfire if both of ur pci-e would have been running at x8/x8 dual mode. And beware of the microstutter issues that u would be facing while doing Xfire, i don't think they have solved that issue yet.
  10. the 6950 is still a strong card. i dont think anything under a gtx780 or an amd r9-290 is worth upgrading to unless you are experiencing vram issues. the 7950's that ive seen at the lowest of $160 is a bargain but they are really hard to find now at that price. i would hold out until Q2 2014 when the new cards will drop into the low $300 range.
  11. Yes nikoli707 has a good point,new gpu's would be arriving at the beginning of the new year but if i were you i'd grab something like the R9 280x/Hd7950(most likely) as it's christmas after few days and there are huge discounts on gpu's/other parts in your country. It would be worth an upgrade, if u want upgrade within 200-250$, then i'd say look for a hd7950,the extra 3gb vram and the 384 bus-width would help a lot.
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