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Looking for powerful Graphics card for new computer build!

Making a very powerful graphics card between 500$ and 800$
What do i want to look for when deciding upon a graphics card? Only the benchmarks of the graphics card or looking at the specs of the graphics card?
The resolution of the monitor is 2560 x 1440 and I want to be able to play any game at this resolution without much difficulty.
I would also like the ability to easily over clock the gpu.
Any recommendations would be great and advice!

Specs of the build:
AMD FX-9590 Vishera 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Desktop Processor - Black Edition
HyperX Beast 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)
ASRock 990FX Extreme9 AM3+ AMD 990FX
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST2000NM0033 2TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
ASUS PB Series PB278Q 27" 5ms (GTG) WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 80,000,000:1

ps: I don't want to hear about any amd vs intel arguments
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  1. Straight up go for the 780ti
    It is truly the "shit"
  2. In that price range, a GTX 780ti is hard to beat. For my money, I like ASUS' DirectCU II cooling solution. But EVGA has a superclocked edition (with a reference cooler) and a classified edition which has an even higher base and boost clock.
  3. ThomasPK said:
    In that price range, a GTX 780ti is hard to beat. For my money, I like ASUS' DirectCU II cooling solution. But EVGA has a superclocked edition (with a reference cooler) and a classified edition which has an even higher base and boost clock.


    Is this what your talking about the classified edition?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487037

    Ive seen other graphic cards with 4Gb and 512-Bit with around the same number of cuda cores for much less? Is it how it uses this power that makes it so good?
  4. You should get the Best graphics card you can afford. As Nvidia is a ways off from launching the higher end Maxwell GPUs the GTX 780 Ti might be getting more expensive so the time to buy might have to be sooner rather than later. If Nvidia has any sense in their marketing strategy they will lower prices on GK104 and GK110 to compete with AMD. And if your thinking of AMD the R 290X has gone down in price and may even get a bit lower. I have seen a non reference R9 290 as low as 459.99 recently(not on sale) on Paper the R9 290X is the GPU for 1440p or greater. The R9 295x2 with it's water cooling performs better than 2 290x in crossfire. And would cost half as much as a Titan Z. I really was looking for a good reason to get a R9 290 but there were so many mixed reviews from users.
  5. pigsinspace72 said:
    ThomasPK said:
    In that price range, a GTX 780ti is hard to beat. For my money, I like ASUS' DirectCU II cooling solution. But EVGA has a superclocked edition (with a reference cooler) and a classified edition which has an even higher base and boost clock.


    Is this what your talking about the classified edition?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487037

    Ive seen other graphic cards with 4Gb and 512-Bit with around the same number of cuda cores for much less? Is it how it uses this power that makes it so good?

    Nah i was talking about this one: http://
  6. 780ti is faster at 2k than 290x. It's an a!mazing card!
  7. Vitric9 said:
    You should get the Best graphics card you can afford. As Nvidia is a ways off from launching the higher end Maxwell GPUs the GTX 780 Ti might be getting more expensive so the time to buy might have to be sooner rather than later. If Nvidia has any sense in their marketing strategy they will lower prices on GK104 and GK110 to compete with AMD. And if your thinking of AMD the R 290X has gone down in price and may even get a bit lower. I have seen a non reference R9 290 as low as 459.99 recently(not on sale) on Paper the R9 290X is the GPU for 1440p or greater. The R9 295x2 with it's water cooling performs better than 2 290x in crossfire. And would cost half as much as a Titan Z. I really was looking for a good reason to get a R9 290 but there were so many mixed reviews from users.


    The average person should not buy a titan z
    You should really only get on if you are a developer
  8. The OP could be a Dev..I did not ask.
  9. I went for the GTX 780 ti
  10. Congrats! It really is the big dog, I play Titanfall/BF4 all day on it and just love it.
  11. Best answer
    Nice..That is a Fully unlocked GK110 GPU. You should have an easy time running games for a few years at least. Wish I had one.. The way I see it is you may as well get the best graphics card you can afford...The upgrade Cycle is longer and You could skip the next Generation of GPU if you wanted and that is usually a good idea to wait until the new architecture is more mature...Good example the GTX 780 Ti. When Kepler GPUs were released in 2012 the GTX 680 was the best one you could get at the time..Now after Nvidia has got everything they could out of Kepler the GTX 780 ti is probably the best performing GPU on the market.
  12. Yeah, I was also thinking when the price comes down... A lot... I might have a 2 way sli, or even 3 way.
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