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What Card Should I Buy?

I currently have 2xHD6950 but I am growing unsatisfied with their performance, and would like some input as to what I should upgrade to.

I'm thinking about either a Nvidia GTX 770 or an ATI R9 280x. I might be able to afford a GTX 780 or R9 290x if the performance boost would be considerable enough to justify an extra $200.

It will be supporting a resolution of 5760x1080. And I will be using a single GPU. Crossfire has proven completely useless in 90% of games.

System Specs
CPU: AMD FX-8120 @ 4Ghz
GPU: 2xRadeon HD 6950 Crossfire
RAM: 8GB
Mobo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
Disk Drives: 2x120Gb SSD RAID0 + 1Tb HDD
OS: Windows 7 64bit
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  1. At that high of resolution you need a 780 minimum for good performance. A 290x is a considerable performance jump over a 780 so if you can find them at similar prices the 290x is the better buy. If you cannot afford them then I would go with a 770 as 280xs are currently over priced. If you plan to SLI down the road get a 4gb 770.
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    andy_man100 said:
    I currently have 2xHD6950 but I am growing unsatisfied with their performance, and would like some input as to what I should upgrade to.

    I'm thinking about either a Nvidia GTX 770 or an ATI R9 280x. I might be able to afford a GTX 780 or R9 290x if the performance boost would be considerable enough to justify an extra $200.

    It will be supporting a resolution of 5760x1080. And I will be using a single GPU. Crossfire has proven completely useless in 90% of games.

    System Specs
    CPU: AMD FX-8120 @ 4Ghz
    GPU: 2xRadeon HD 6950 Crossfire
    RAM: 8GB
    Mobo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
    Disk Drives: 2x120Gb SSD RAID0 + 1Tb HDD
    OS: Windows 7 64bit

    Have you considered a R9 290 (non X). They can be had for around $550 such as this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=r9+290&N=-1&isNodeId=1
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