Upgrading from HD5850 Toxic - about 300€ budget

Hello, I am considering upgrading my rig with a new video card.

Here's my spec:


BUDGET RANGE: about 300€

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming only, from SW:TOR to Battlefield 3 and Skyrim.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon HD 5850 Toxic, Techsolo 560w (ok, this will probably need an upgrade too).

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5 750 @2,67 GHz, 4 GB Kingmax RAM (going to upgrade to 8gb soon)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I usually buy from nexths.it, but i'll probably find another random shop this time.


OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Never did it tho.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not at the moment


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like to max out current gen games and keeping my FPS at about 60.


I was thinking of an nVidia 570, but I'm not sure.

Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 AMP 1280MB Gddr5 320bit 2*Dvi/HDMI/DP PCi-Ex + BATMAN Arkham City

Any advice?

Thanks a lot!
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  1. My advice is to wait until January when will be release the new 7970 , 7950 video cards from Amd. If you can wait , then 570 is a great upgrade.
  2. I could, but I'm reading that it ill cost 549$ - that means that it will cost about 500€ here :(
  3. I bet the 7950 would be in your range and provide a good upgrade over the 5850. At the very least, when the new cards are finally available, you should be able to catch a good sale on a 6970...(same with nvidia and the 670 pushing down the 570 - though that may be a bit farther out).
  4. You could go with a GTX560 SLI or an HD 6950 Crossfire at that price
  5. HD 7950 will be $450 about €400 in his price, and maybe higher.

    @OP, if you're limited by your budget and can't wait, your best option is a GTX 570 or HD 6970 even though they might cost more.
  6. Well, I CAN wait. I was planning to buy a new one this week, but I can easily wait the 9th of January.

    But why do you say those cards might cost more than the 7950? I believe that a 570 is around 300-350€.

    Anyway, considering your suggestions, I think i will wait and go for the 7950.
  7. I said that HD 6970 or GTX 570 might cost more than Your Budget.

    And the HD 7950 will be over your budget.
  8. Ah, I see.

    Thanks for your advice :)
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