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Replacement card for gtx 470

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June 15, 2012 10:01:20 AM

I have an EVGA gtx 470 running at stock settings, I play battlefield 3 mainly and only get 45-60fps on medium-ultra settings with no AA. I would like a graphics card that could boost my fps but not make a huge hole in my wallet. I would sell the gtx 470 on ebay (I have seen them go for $200) to cover some of my costs. I want something within the $200-350 dollar region that will perform well.

My other specs:

AMD Phenom x2 965 be @3.4ghz (which I am going to overclock to 4ghz if I can)
8gb ram @1333mhz
gtx 470 at stock settings
650w psu


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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 10:34:28 AM

That does not make any sense.Why would you recommend a GTX480 when the OP has a GTX470? They are looking for a worthwhile upgrade.You need at least 2 tiers to make that happen and getting a GTX480 is just prolonging the inevitable of another upgrade.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 10:40:09 AM

And how much room does the 7870 have for O.C.ing...
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June 15, 2012 10:40:42 AM

I have an ASUS m4n98td-evo mobo. The $399 for the 670 sounds really good but I'm in Australia and newegg doesnt ship here, plus for some reason all pc components especially graphics cards seem to be a good 100 dollars more expensive here. As for the 480 I've good things about them but it's not really a futureproof improvement?
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June 15, 2012 10:45:49 AM

570?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 10:47:10 AM

Whatever.I said the way I feel about it and our viewpoints are obviously different.I'm not going going to ruin the OP's thread with a mines better thing.

That's a really nice mobo.And you have the Nvidia chipset so it looks like you can SLI.I suggest getting another GTX470 as the easiest route for an upgrade.You should be coming close to Ultra but you will definitly need to O.C. to 4ghz to not bottleneck them.

What is the make/model of your PSU?
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 10:53:06 AM

My 560Ti 448 Cores at 850MHz (1950MHz memory) will play BF3 online at an average of 52 FPS recon-uk... As for upgrades really you should save up and get the GTX 670, otherwise there are really no cards around that will really give you a good boost.
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June 15, 2012 10:55:59 AM

purple stank said:
Whatever.I said the way I feel about it and our viewpoints are obviously different.I'm not going going to ruin the OP's thread with a mines better thing.

That's a really nice mobo.And you have the Nvidia chipset so it looks like you can SLI.I suggest getting another GTX470 as the easiest route for an upgrade.You should be coming close to Ultra but you will definitly need to O.C. to 4ghz to not bottleneck them.

What is the make/model of your PSU?


Yea I remember I bought it because of its SLI ability but after having read about SLI it seems more like a hassle than a great improvement. My PSU is a Coolermaster 650w. Although you dismissed the 570 it's probably the cheapest option for me in Australia: $299 zotac 570 from pccasegear.
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June 15, 2012 11:01:55 AM



Yes I know, had I been able to purchase from Newegg I probably would have already ordered the 670 but they do not ship internationally, so I can only buy from Australian shops or from overseas shops that ship stuff here
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 11:41:07 AM

purple stank said:
That does not make any sense.Why would you recommend a GTX480 when the OP has a GTX470? They are looking for a worthwhile upgrade.You need at least 2 tiers to make that happen and getting a GTX480 is just prolonging the inevitable of another upgrade.

Thx to god that you said it. He's so biased to the GTX 480, have been recommending it in every thread in TH just because it f*** $210, He didn't consider that it's an oven & a vacuum machine when it gets loaded. And now what sounds ridiculous and stupid is that he's recommending it over GTX 480.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 11:47:18 AM

Like the wise Purple Stank said;
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Whatever.I said the way I feel about it and our viewpoints are obviously different.I'm not going going to ruin the OP's thread with a mines better thing.

From here, my posts ends, no need to step down to your level of thinking, won't give you the chance to argue. :lol: 
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 1:28:34 PM

HD 7870 is almost as powerful as GTX 580, all the HD 7000 series have high overclocking potentiality.
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June 15, 2012 2:03:53 PM

ilysaml said:
HD 7870 is almost as powerful as GTX 580, all the HD 7000 series have high overclocking potentiality.



hmm that sounds good to me, but is my 965 gonna bottleneck a 7870? even if it's overclocked to 4ghz?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 2:06:32 PM

Not a single 7870,no.But just know that because you have the Nvidia chipset you cannot do crossfire.
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 2:37:42 PM

purple stank said:
What make/model is your 650 watt PSU?

What motherboard do you have?

I would suggest a 7870.Now the 7870 is within your budget but I would really suggest going for a GTX670 which is just outside of your budget.The extra money is well worth it.

MSI Twin Frozr 7870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GTX670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I like the idea of the 7870 I really want one for my main machine but I am stuck on the price, despite it's excellent performance for another 50 dollars you can pick up the 7950 and overclock it to the moon for a lot more performance..

But I agree it would likely be the perfect upgrade
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 2:43:48 PM

Well for $50 more you could just get the GTX670.But unfortunately the OP lives in AUS where it's like an extra $100 tacked on to the price.I was looking at the CPU's and they seem reasonably priced, it seems it's just the GPU's.
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 3:40:25 PM

extra hundred bucks eh ? Gettin hooped
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 6:15:50 PM

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With 4xmsaa and ultra with hbao on 64 man server?^

670 is a great choice...

In fact yes, but one thing I forgot is that your framerates are while recording, so based on that, the GTX 670 is new, fast and a great choice. But as for budget, the GTX 48 is great too, but it might be gone soon for SLI. I would still recommend the GTX 670.
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June 16, 2012 2:01:26 AM

locomoco321 said:
In fact yes, but one thing I forgot is that your framerates are while recording, so based on that, the GTX 670 is new, fast and a great choice. But as for budget, the GTX 48 is great too, but it might be gone soon for SLI. I would still recommend the GTX 670.


The 670 sounds like a great card but considering the cost + shipping, and the potential cpu bottleneck, would the 7870 not be a better choice?
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