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upgrade options: GTX660-7850-6950

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March 16, 2014 10:59:09 PM

Guys, greetings of the day/night to you all :) 

I need to understand which is the best card from the above that I can invest in to upgrade from my HD6670.

I will be playing crysis3 and farcry3 at 1600x900. I might drop farcry for metro lastlight owing to budget constraints.

My confusion is that although the gtx seems to do well with Cry3 from all tyhe you tube videos available, it has a smaller bandwidth and 8 less ROP's than the other two.

From what I have learnt online, ROP's are the final stage in the rendering before the image is loaded into the frame buffer and whether this fact will show any performance hits @ the mentioned resolution in those games.

The 660ti or 7870 are beyond my budget. only one the above three choices is what I can go with.

I do feel I am confusing my self with reading too much into the technical data. My corsair 450VS would likely have problems handling the 6950 but as I am not interested in changing any thing from my sig, I greatly appreciate your guidance in helping me choose the right card which would e good enough for at least another couple of years.

many thanks
-Satyam
March 16, 2014 11:15:20 PM

What is your actual budget? And do you live in the US? Another country?
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March 16, 2014 11:18:26 PM

Tell your budget in money
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March 16, 2014 11:18:30 PM

Hi, I am in India. budget is about Rs. 16000/- for the card alone. games can wait if they have to :) 
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March 16, 2014 11:22:35 PM

Please tell me which city do you live in.I live in kolkata and I can recommend you a gr8 store in which you can buy the 270X which performs better than the 7870 including taxes
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March 16, 2014 11:27:41 PM

Sadly, I am in Pune. but an idea of pricing will help me get a good deal from a local store here. If the guys in Kolkata can ship it over, all the better.
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March 16, 2014 11:31:06 PM

satyamdubey said:
Sadly, I am in Pune. but an idea of pricing will help me get a good deal from a local store here. If the guys in Kolkata can ship it over, all the better.


Here's the link it is 300 rupees below including taxes:ASUS 270X 2GB DC2
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March 16, 2014 11:31:46 PM

The 270X is a gr8 card and beats all the cards that you stated on your post
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March 16, 2014 11:40:17 PM

Thanks a lot shubhadeep. will check out that link when the card becomes available. Says they are out of stock at the moment.
came across a techpowerup link and it seems I should wait a bit more before investing. Crysis is hammering those cards even at 1600x900. For once I really want stunning visuals on my screen :) 

the link: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_270X_Gaming/1...

Edit Note>> forgot to say it. Happy Holi :) 
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March 17, 2014 12:16:12 AM

Sme 2 u dude and please dont forget to hit the pick this as a solution button if you like my answer and yes crysis's cryengine is CPU and GPU intensive but for your resolution that is 1600x900,the 270X plays crysis 3 with ease with an average of about 55fps at very high settings
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March 17, 2014 7:45:54 AM

how about a 750ti?
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March 17, 2014 8:17:12 AM

okay, after looking at reviews after reviews, I have decided to go with the R9 270 instead of the "x" version. thanks all for the inputs.
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