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Best Video Card Around $200-250 for BF4?

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December 4, 2013 3:50:44 PM

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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December 4, 2013 3:56:40 PM

760 is 250$ but will only increase your performance by 25-30%
250$ is not worth an upgrade...6950 is still a strong card
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December 4, 2013 3:56:51 PM

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.
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December 4, 2013 4:13:41 PM

So if I were to have a worthwhile upgrade, would I have to spend greater than $350 or so dollars?
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December 4, 2013 4:20:14 PM

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.
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December 4, 2013 7:47:10 PM

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
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December 7, 2013 4:50:32 AM

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.
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December 7, 2013 4:51:12 AM

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.
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December 8, 2013 4:26:03 AM

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.
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December 9, 2013 8:27:58 AM

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.
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December 9, 2013 8:34:41 AM

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.
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December 9, 2013 8:43:10 AM

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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