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Need Help With Getting A New GPU

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May 21, 2012 6:40:40 PM

Hey Everyone,

It's been awhile since I have gone looking for a new GPU, and lately they have been coming out with so many different versions I am getting confused. I am currently on a ATI Radeon HD 6770 1GB by XFX. This was an RMA upgrade from 5770 that crapped out. My old system before had an Nvidia 8800 GTS 768MB by MSI. I was looking to build a new system in the near future that will have PCI-E 3.0. I was curious on what card will be a good fix for my need. I don't build a new system every year so the GPU needs to be somewhat "future proof" even thought I know that can't really be possible. So far I have seen the AMD/ATI 7700, 7800, and 7900 all come out and once, and also what are the major differences in the xx50, xx70, and xx90 cards. The same goes for Nvidia and the 500 and 600 series cards.

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May 21, 2012 6:46:56 PM

Hi

What is your budget and power supply?, without this information we can't recommend a card

Usually the difference between cards in the same family (say for example the HD78xx series) is clock speed (both for memory and GPU) and sometimes small architectural changes like a few disabled shaders, there may also be a difference in memory (VRAM) amount.
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May 21, 2012 6:49:31 PM

As of right now I am using a Cosair TX750 PSU, and well I would say my max is around 1500 USB budget wise. Hope that helps. Note, If I need to get a better PSU so be it.

Rustyy117 said:
Hi

What is your budget and power supply?, without this information we can't recommend a card

Usually the difference between cards in the same family (say for example the HD78xx series) is clock speed (both for memory and GPU) and sometimes small architectural changes like a few disabled shaders, there may also be a difference in memory (VRAM) amount.

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May 21, 2012 6:54:05 PM

Is $1500 for just GPU?? Go for GTX680 or even GTX690 if you can get your hands on one. The HD7970 is also a great card. THE GTX690 will be cutting it a little close(not much headroom) but the other cards will work fine on your current psu.

EDIT: I just checked NewEgg - no stock on GTX 690/680/670
-Bruce
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May 21, 2012 6:54:15 PM

Okay, I'm gonna give this a shot, performance wise. This might be wrong but it's a good start.

GTX690>GTX680>HD6990>GTX590>HD7970>GTX670>HD7950>GTX580>HD6970>HD7870>GTX570>HD7850>GTX560Ti>GTX560>HD7770>HD7750

Uhh. Maybe. That was put together sorta quick. 7000 series is very good on power consumption, but is sort of expensive for the performance ATM. The GTX600 series is not in stock anywhere now and may be being recalled. Who knows when it'l be available. GTX500 uses lots of power. The 6000 series is decent on power and is pretty good for price/performance ratio.
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