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Buying a new GPU please help!

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December 25, 2013 6:54:17 PM

Hi,

Im sure you get this a lot but i am looking to buy a new GPU for my PC and dont know what to do. I have looked at several new graphics card and i had my mind set on a R9 270x but as soon as i decided what to buy i found other cards too such as the GTX 660 and Radeon 7870 and these are all in the price range that i want to spend around £150. I also have found a gtx 590 in my town for only £220 and from what i have read it is much powerfull than the ones before but there are a lot of faults with it.

I would like some help as to which is the best card to buy at the moment. I am upgrading from a Radeon 6850 and really dont know what to buy or whether the 590 is worth taking the risk!? please help and if you have a better card around the same price but better performance please let me know thanks a lot

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December 25, 2013 7:08:33 PM

I'd grab an R9 270X. It'll outperform the GTX 660 and 7870, while not requiring the massive amounts of power like the GTX 590 (365W just for the card alone). If you game in 1080p, the 270X is a perfect card for just that.
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December 25, 2013 7:11:14 PM

Why not consider a GTX 760 or a 770?
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December 25, 2013 7:12:48 PM

No... don't buy old card Dude....

7870 and R9 270x are mostly the same .. but 270x is more newer with more upgrades better drivers .. mantle ... alot of good staff

Just make sure you get a good 270x that is greatly factory oced and great cooling like

Asus direct cu 270x

Sapphire Toxic 270x

Evga Superclocked 270x

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December 25, 2013 7:20:58 PM

Neverrazor said:
No... don't buy old card Dude....

7870 and R9 270x are mostly the same .. but 270x is more newer with more upgrades better drivers .. mantle ... alot of good staff

Just make sure you get a good 270x that is greatly factory oced and great cooling like

Asus direct cu 270x

Sapphire Toxic 270x

Evga Superclocked 270x



I was looking at this http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Giga...

Would that be a good buy?
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a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2013 7:24:18 PM

Great card indeed.
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December 25, 2013 7:27:44 PM

SorryImRomanian said:
Neverrazor said:
No... don't buy old card Dude....

7870 and R9 270x are mostly the same .. but 270x is more newer with more upgrades better drivers .. mantle ... alot of good staff

Just make sure you get a good 270x that is greatly factory oced and great cooling like

Asus direct cu 270x

Sapphire Toxic 270x

Evga Superclocked 270x



I was looking at this http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Giga...

Would that be a good buy?


Hey if you are considering that, the GTX 760 is a better card. Its a little bit more money but its a better card than the r9 270x. Especially the Gigabyte OC version or the MSI one,
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December 25, 2013 7:48:38 PM

ramalpan said:
SorryImRomanian said:
Neverrazor said:
No... don't buy old card Dude....

7870 and R9 270x are mostly the same .. but 270x is more newer with more upgrades better drivers .. mantle ... alot of good staff

Just make sure you get a good 270x that is greatly factory oced and great cooling like

Asus direct cu 270x

Sapphire Toxic 270x

Evga Superclocked 270x



I was looking at this http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Giga...

Would that be a good buy?


Hey if you are considering that, the GTX 760 is a better card. Its a little bit more money but its a better card than the r9 270x. Especially the Gigabyte OC version or the MSI one,

Maybe im being slightly pedantic here but would the GTX 760 ( gigabyte OC one) really be worth 50 pounds more compared to the other one. Especially if the R9 comes with BF4 and i have to add i also need to buy a new psu with these cards since i dont think a 500w will do... would it really be worth spending £50 more?
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December 25, 2013 7:57:41 PM

The GTX 760 will fare better than the r9 performance wise both stock and oc (the price is like $249 for the r9 vs. $259 for the gtx 760), but if you are getting BF4 with the R9 then that will probably be a better deal. It depends on what games you plan on playing and whether you plan on SLIing in the future.

It just depends on whether you want to pay more for the nvidia card
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December 25, 2013 8:02:28 PM

Well thanks everyone its been really helpful and im really impressed at the amount of info and speed at which this was answered! Thanks a lot everyone :D 
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