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Looking to upgrade my Graphics card. 550W power supply. $370 Price Range.

Hello,

I recently upgraded my Power Supply to a XFX TS550 (550 Watt). I currently have a AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics card and wish to upgrade to something much better. My max price range is $370, or right around there. I saw this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129262&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814129262&gclid=CjwKEAiA7MWyBRDpi5TFqqmm6hMSJAD6GLeAYla95Sy1wPw5SEe3CInr-yCHX4-aw3iraqhYPyh7dhoCxfTw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

and was wondering if there are better solutions out there, or is that a solid buy? I would be using the card for gaming.

Some specs of my PC:
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad Core Processor 3.60GHz
RAM: 8GB
OS: 64-bit OS

Thank you.
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    No, absolutely not that. Get something current generation. This means an nVidia GTX 9xx card or an AMD R9 3xx card. The 7870 you're listing predates the R9 2xx series which predates the current generation. The price mostly reflects that the card is no longer made more than how great it is.

    Given your system, I'd estimate your PSU could handle a GPU that runs up to 350W by itself, which is basically any card in your price range. To be more conservative, you'd want to keep it under 250W.

    I'd probably start looking at the R9 390X. For example this one fits your budget after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127873

    However LE means it's lower clocked. The R9 390 cards are all in your price range. From nVidia, the GTX 980 is too expensive and the GTX 970 would cost about the same as an R9 390. I think the R9 390X is really the only thing filling this gap between the GTX 970 and GTX 980 so I'd really suggest you compare the GTX 970, R9 390, and R9 390X (or R9 390X LE).
  2. joex444 said:
    No, absolutely not that. Get something current generation. This means an nVidia GTX 9xx card or an AMD R9 3xx card. The 7870 you're listing predates the R9 2xx series which predates the current generation. The price mostly reflects that the card is no longer made more than how great it is.

    Given your system, I'd estimate your PSU could handle a GPU that runs up to 350W by itself, which is basically any card in your price range. To be more conservative, you'd want to keep it under 250W.

    I'd probably start looking at the R9 390X. For example this one fits your budget after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127873

    However LE means it's lower clocked. The R9 390 cards are all in your price range. From nVidia, the GTX 980 is too expensive and the GTX 970 would cost about the same as an R9 390. I think the R9 390X is really the only thing filling this gap between the GTX 970 and GTX 980 so I'd really suggest you compare the GTX 970, R9 390, and R9 390X (or R9 390X LE).


    I see, I will look into them. Thank you.
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