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looking for a low budget graphics card that can run next gen games

i'm planning to build a pc and i'm done figuring out what i'll buy except for the graphics card ,i'm really hesitating which one to buy ,i want one that can run future games (next gen) in a decent fps at high resolutions also at low price (200-300)$
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  1. Just get the gtx 970 or if you can afford the 980 do it. The r9 280x sucks for next gen games. Not because its not a good gpu, but because most game companies use nvidea to optimize their games and this causes amd cards to suck.
  2. well you mean to play future games on decent fps ( 25 - 30 ) or good fps ( 40 - 50)?
  3. Depending on your location, you may be able to pick up an R9 290 at the 300$ range :[http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=R9+290&N=-1&isNodeId=1]

    A GTX 970 would be a great choice aswell.
  4. Trust me bro just save up and get the gtx 970 you'll be happy you did.
  5. the question that needs to be asked is what psu are you getting? having the right power is as important as what card. at the $300 range your looking at 290x which is a very strong gpu that will do what your asking for the next year or 2 at high/ultra settings. at the $200 range your looking at 280x which will do just as much now and for a little less time than the 290x as it is silghtly less powerful. in the middle is basically different versions of the 280x cards.

    nvidia has the 760 at $200 and 770 at $300 with different versions of 760 in the middle of the price range. look around for benchmarks if you mainly play a few games. most games do better on one card vs the other. and by better i mean a few fps either way. so if 5 fps more in a game will make your experience that much more awesome, then check out the cards. if a few frames better or worse makes no difference to you, then go for the amd cards as they are rated better than the nvidia cards overall. (some will jump in quick to dispute this but frankly i don't care. read the opinions, do some research and make up your own mind. for instance right here on tom's they do a monthly gpu recommendation article http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html you can see they recommend all amd until you get to the gtx 970 at $350 and they say why. another site will go nvidia and say why. meh it's all the same to me.

    be sure you have a quality psu no matter what and that it will run the card you choose before you buy it. if in doubt post it here and we can check it out for you
  6. Okay i don't wanna argue. I own the gigabyte r9 280x and while playing far cry 4 it absolutely sucks I get about 30-50 fps, but will stutter to 10fps. Even with all the settings on low i still get random frame drops that almost pauses the game for a split second. I also own the gtx 970 and boy let me tell you this card kills my r9 280x and kills my friends r9 290 with this specific game. The only game my r9 280x wrecks is Bioshock infinite. I don't know man both companies suck. Nvidea charges way too much, but most companies use nvidea to optimize their games. AMD makes cheaper, but hotter gpus that are never optimized properly. Even with the Omega drivers my gtx 970 still kills the r9 290 in far cry 4 and shadow of mordor. I wish these guys could just work together to make shit work for once.
  7. i was thinking to buy the gigabyte gtx 760 the 4gb version and i checked alot of reviews and many people say it will not perform well with next gen games and btw the gtx 970 is really good but here in my country its really expensive as i might not buy it from online stores so what do you guys think ?
    and yeah by decent i mean 45-60fps
  8. Rudy479908 said:
    Okay i don't wanna argue. I own the gigabyte r9 280x and while playing far cry 4 it absolutely sucks I get about 30-50 fps, but will stutter to 10fps. Even with all the settings on low i still get random frame drops that almost pauses the game for a split second. I also own the gtx 970 and boy let me tell you this card kills my r9 280x and kills my friends r9 290 with this specific game. The only game my r9 280x wrecks is Bioshock infinite. I don't know man both companies suck. Nvidea charges way too much, but most companies use nvidea to optimize their games. AMD makes cheaper, but hotter gpus that are never optimized properly. Even with the Omega drivers my gtx 970 still kills the r9 290 in far cry 4 and shadow of mordor. I wish these guys could just work together to make shit work for once.


    something is wrong with your card. i have a 270x and easily run most anything at 1080p ultra except the absolute newest AAA games and then i go to high settings. your 290x is bad or something but your experience is not the norm and much better performance is expected and enjoyed by people with the card. if your experience was normal, the internet would be full of nothing but reviews and such saying this. somehow i doubt every review and tech site out there is lying about the card's performance. look into returning that card as defective.
  9. jhonny depp said:
    i was thinking to buy the gigabyte gtx 760 the 4gb version and i checked alot of reviews and many people say it will not perform well with next gen games and btw the gtx 970 is really good but here in my country its really expensive as i might not buy it from online stores so what do you guys think ?
    and yeah by decent i mean 45-60fps


    where can you shop from online? does no good for me to shop us prices and stock if your not in the us. can shop where you would be and look at prices and such to make recommendations. what i quoted was for us shoppers and is clearly not true for you.
  10. It's not my R9 290, but my friend can play every other game max settings. Just not far cry 4 or shadow of mordor. These games are really bad on amd. See I can play every game on max settings on 1080p with my r9 280x except these two games. I hope they optimize gta V for both brands.
  11. ok i see what your saying. try to state this right off. simply stating a blanket "it sucks" implying it is garbage and does not do what it supposed to, try saying, "if you want to play this specific game a lot, that card does not perform well on that specific game....."

    gonna feel like english class but realize that we only can read your words and not see body language, tone of voice and such to go with it. be specific, descriptive and to the point to have your post be of any use to anyone.

    just saying "it sucks" in the middle of a long run on sentence just comes off as an ignorant 14 yr old who really does not have a clue what he/she is saying.


    but we are sidetracking the op's question here. we are here to help him chose a card from where he can shop and are awaiting his response of shopping options. :)
  12. lol i understand sorry about that. I'm just giving insight because i love playing the AAA games at max settings. So i'm letting him know that with the use of a gigabyte r9 280x 3gb i had problems playing these games on max settings. My gtx 970 was able to play Far cry 4 and shadow of mordor without the constant lag i experienced with the 280x and the 290.
  13. i'm living out side of US i'm in the middle east actually so the prices here are a bit high and my shopping options are local only so it's bit limited.
    i guess the best option for my money is gigabyte gtx 760 4gb its for around 320$ dollars here so is it worth it and will it perform well with the next gen games ?
    and yeah i know the prices are pretty ridiculous.
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    if all that is available to you is the 760, then that's what you have to go for. since your going to a local store to buy take this with you http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html print the chart out or call it up on your phone to reference. this organizes the cards into tiers to show relative performance.

    as you look over the selection, you can at least be able to see what should cost what in relation to the other cards. so the gtx 760 is on about the 7th tier and you know what it costs. if there is something else cheaper you can look and see how far it drops on the list or maybe even goes up if your lucky. that card is on the same tier as the amd 270x which will perform well at 1080p on high for most games without some of the eye candy for the newest games. i would not go any further down the list than this tier if you can help it.

    this list has been invaluable to me as i looked at cards and such since it is almost impossible to keep all the numbers straight as to what is better than what.

    wish there was more we could offer but this is about the best we can.

    you also did not answer the question about your psu. before you go shopping please be sure you have a good enough psu to run whatever your looking to buy. check the power connectors to see what/how many pcie connectors you have as well as what kind of 12v amps you have available. you should be around 45 amps or more on the rail to be comfortable with the 270x/gtx 760 level cards. any less and your risking failure and possible damage to your pc. to get a better card, you need better power.

    if your not sure then post your psu model here and i'll take a quick look and let you know where you stand.
  15. Get the 770, it's right in your price range when they are on sale on newegg. Just sign up for newegg's enewsletter and they will email you deals everyday. You probably see a good 770 in there within the week for around $270.
  16. Link from the future said:

    Don't go nvidia just cause all the people that don't know much about PCs go with nvidia.


    Don't listen to this guy. Every post I have ever seen of his is completely uneducated and full of misinformation.
  17. RCguitarist said:
    Get the 770, it's right in your price range when they are on sale on newegg. Just sign up for newegg's enewsletter and they will email you deals everyday. You probably see a good 770 in there within the week for around $270.


    problem is he is in the middle east and can't buy from newegg. he's stuck buying local and prices and availability are VERY different than here. i forget the same thing all the time myself. this is a truly global forum with users from all corners of the world.
  18. Link from the future said:
    RCguitarist said:
    Link from the future said:

    Don't go nvidia just cause all the people that don't know much about PCs go with nvidia.


    Don't listen to this guy. Every post I have ever seen of his is completely uneducated and full of misinformation.


    I don't see why one would go with a GTX 760 when the R9 280 is same price similar performance more Vram on the 280 and it comes with 4 free games so I think it is the clear winner unless you must have nvidia.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2014/05/19/amd-radeon-r9-280-review-feat-xfx/6


    AMD cards have more problems with more games than Nvidia cards. So although similar in specs, Nvidia cards do usually perform better. Not saying that AMD cards are bad as I have built pcs for friends with AMD cards.
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