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Any Mid-Range GPUs Coming Out This/Next Month?

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March 30, 2012 8:25:51 PM

Hello,

So I'm almost ready to buy my build. It's a budget. I'm going to buy sometime late April, and I've almost settled on the MSI Twin Frozr OC GTX 560 Ti 1GB. Some relevant stuff is:
CPU: i5-2500k
Mobo: Either Pro3 Gen3 or Extreme3 Gen3
Monitor: 1680x1050
Games: Battlefield, Skyrim, CoD. Mostly fps.

I'm looking for a quiet card, as well. So Kepler was just released, along with the Radeon 69** and 7*** series, but they're almost all a little over budget. I mean, the Radeon 6950 and 6970 are being recommended a lot, but I don't know how much they'd help me. I'm looking to last as long as possible on my graphics card. I was wondering if any of you guys knew of any mid-range GPUs that were coming out? I'm waiting for IB for my CPU, as well, so the i5-2500k and the mobo might/will change. Anything you'd recommend instead of the GTX 560 Ti, too? I'm OCing my CPU, and will probably OC my GPU.

Thanks!

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March 31, 2012 4:34:25 PM

er...anyone?
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March 31, 2012 4:35:45 PM

What's your budget? You said the 7**** series is over budget, but if you can squeeze out some money, the 7850 has proven to be very very good.
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March 31, 2012 4:56:47 PM

Argh... it's going to be tricky. Budget was about $200... do you think the price will drop soon?

Also, just a question for personal reference... the 7850 is the next-gen 6850, right? Also, how overclockable is it?
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March 31, 2012 5:00:14 PM

No, the 7850 is the next gen's 560ti, which is the performance of the 6950.
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March 31, 2012 8:06:06 PM

Hmmm... so 7850 > 6950, from what I've gathered, and also better than GTX 560Ti. So... do you think the price will drop?
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March 31, 2012 8:09:33 PM

It's hard to say. With the 680 out (sorta), the 7970 is still the same price. I really don't know.
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March 31, 2012 8:27:41 PM

hd6950 is around the performance of GTX 560Ti.

I'd suggest you get MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk Edition, which is $219.99 after rebates. It is highly overclocked at factory and has a lot of overclocking headroom. It should be faster than most hd6950s.
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March 31, 2012 8:29:30 PM

7850 for 250$ vs 560ti vs 250$ is no contest. (You have to look at the price before rebates, hit and miss as I see over the interwebs)
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March 31, 2012 8:31:56 PM

Why watch the price before rebates? You'll get your money back anyway. HD 7850 is $260. $220 vs $260 is $40 difference, and I think OP said it was over his budget. However, if it's not, he should go for it.
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March 31, 2012 8:32:43 PM

You should wait, and when i say wait i mean 2 months at least. Prices are still too fresh to go down, also the 7850-7870 wont go cheaper until Nvidia releases 660TI or something like that. BTW, if you want to play now, get the 560TI is the best 200 bucks card around. Or for $20 less a 6870 would do the job also.
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April 1, 2012 1:30:38 AM

Thanks for all the feedback. Two months might be a bit much... but I'll see in a month. Also, I've been looking at the MSI Twin Frozr II OC edition of the GTX 560 Ti. It seemed like a great overclocker. But I've really heard that Radeon is better for BF3
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April 1, 2012 6:22:38 AM

ddan49 said:
Thanks for all the feedback. Two months might be a bit much... but I'll see in a month. Also, I've been looking at the MSI Twin Frozr II OC edition of the GTX 560 Ti. It seemed like a great overclocker. But I've really heard that Radeon is better for BF3


That's not really true. AMD only wins in lower ranges, and goes tie at $180+.
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April 1, 2012 7:05:58 AM

Wait a few week. Do not buy anything right now. If you can afford to spend $300ish, the 670 may be released in 3-4 weeks. If you can't, I suggest you still must wait. AMD will drop their prices by then.

I5-2500k is a very good choice. Matter facts, it's the best choice.
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April 1, 2012 2:53:09 PM

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