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July 13, 2012 6:23:59 PM

I will be Playing bf3 and call of duty with it and rendering out videos in adobe premiere pro.

Other specs-
I5 2500k
Cx500 ( can change if it has to)
Sould I wait for the 600 series to come out? If so what one and how long in tell they come out?

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July 13, 2012 6:24:51 PM

Was thinking of a evga 560 ti or a msi 570
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July 13, 2012 7:02:40 PM

570 gtx or get a 7850 hd its for 220$
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July 13, 2012 7:03:16 PM

+1 for the hd 7850 or gtx 570
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July 13, 2012 7:21:45 PM

Get a Radeon 7850, the 570 will draw a lot of power on your PSU and you might not be able to handle it.
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July 13, 2012 7:28:32 PM

Sayni got a 620w seasonic then what?
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July 13, 2012 7:43:27 PM

Do you know any thing about the prices and relese dates of the 600 series?
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July 13, 2012 7:50:16 PM

Maxwh2o said:
Do you know any thing about the prices and relese dates of the 600 series?

660 It was supposed to either release June/July. But, no official word. :( 
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July 13, 2012 7:52:48 PM

Any price? Or a general range? What preformance should we expect from that? Should i wait till those come out?
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July 13, 2012 8:14:26 PM

Maxwh2o said:
Any price? Or a general range? What preformance should we expect from that? Should i wait till those come out?

no idea sorry
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July 13, 2012 9:25:41 PM

Is it worth waiting to find out?
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July 13, 2012 9:27:43 PM

Maxwh2o said:
Is it worth waiting to find out?
Yes i think so but nobody can say for sure :??: 
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July 13, 2012 11:03:49 PM

What about a 6950?
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July 13, 2012 11:28:26 PM

Maxwh2o said:
What about a 6950?
if you can get 6950 for 200 it's worth it however it's not worth 250
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July 13, 2012 11:46:59 PM

HD 7850 Hands Down.

Vs. 570, its like 5% behind at stock speeds, but when overclocked it easily reaces 7870 speeds, which are much faster than 570 speeds. And 7850 runs way cooler and quieter than a 570, and consumes less power, all due to the new 28nm manufacturing process.

No other card really matches if you're looking for 250$ card..

Maybe you can wait for the 660 series, I don't know how far away they are from release but if they're close, I would.
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July 14, 2012 12:07:02 AM

GTX 570 is the faster card, hands-down. The 7850 uses less power,has more VRAM capacity,The GTX570 has it cons higher power usage, lower VRAM capacity,bottom line... IDK why so many people have said they are identical performance wise The 7870 is more or less identical to the GTX 570 in terms of performance but not the 7850. Not stock vs stock or max OC vs max OC.at least not according to these benchmarks http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/... You see different benchmarks will say different things test benches differ from system to another system.


And always performance gets improved with newer driver.Don't buy a 7850 wait for 660
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July 14, 2012 12:18:30 AM

What about geting a 6870 and then upgrading later to a higher end 600 series card?
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July 14, 2012 12:25:48 AM

Maxwh2o said:
What about geting a 6870 and then upgrading later to a higher end 600 series card?
Would be a waste of money IMO but of course that's for you to decide not me :) 
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July 14, 2012 12:26:31 AM

Will a 620w psu be enough to power those new cards?
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July 14, 2012 12:59:31 AM

Maxwh2o said:
Will a 620w psu be enough to power those new cards?
of course
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July 14, 2012 1:13:17 AM

You can get a used 6950 for $170 or less on ebay. Works as well as new one.
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July 14, 2012 1:35:19 AM

What about a gtx 480?
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July 14, 2012 1:46:35 AM

Maxwh2o said:
What about a gtx 480?
a 480 is a kick ass card it's comparable to a 7870 but you need to change the stock cooler
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July 14, 2012 1:49:22 AM

Could it work with the stock fan?
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July 14, 2012 1:57:13 AM

Maxwh2o said:
Could it work with the stock fan?
Yeah but not if your planing on heavy overclocking
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July 14, 2012 2:08:18 AM

nvidia all the way
MSI N570GTX or wait for 660
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July 14, 2012 2:54:14 AM

I am not planing on ocing at all. But if I want to down he road I will get that.
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July 14, 2012 2:54:52 AM

Is it hard to install?
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July 14, 2012 3:40:50 AM

Maxwh2o said:
Is it hard to install?
no it's not hard but if you don't know what your doing and can't figure it out i recommend you let somebody who does do it
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July 18, 2012 9:42:49 AM

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The 7850 can be had for $210 after rebates.

The 480 was a good choice before, but now the 7850 is not a rip off finally.
:o  i can't believe you would recommend the 7850 over a 480 listen OP the 480 is a two year old card and it mops the floor with a 7850 that's got to sting a little for the ATI fan boys :lol:  i would wait for 660
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July 18, 2012 10:49:28 PM

bigcyco1 said:
:o  i can't believe you would recommend the 7850 over a 480 listen OP the 480 is a two year old card and it mops the floor with a 7850 that's got to sting a little for the ATI fan boys :lol:  i would wait for 660


Hmm, a 2 year old top-end card slightly beats a 6 month old mid-tier card (slightly in that it's considered in the same performance bracket)...and uses tons more power and produces way more heat to do so? What's to sting?

It's not even a recommended Best GPU for the Money anymore...
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July 19, 2012 4:08:09 AM

inanition02 said:
Hmm, a 2 year old top-end card slightly beats a 6 month old mid-tier card (slightly in that it's considered in the same performance bracket)...and uses tons more power and produces way more heat to do so? What's to sting?

It's not even a recommended Best GPU for the Money anymore...
It was a joke looks like it does sting though :lol: 
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July 19, 2012 11:58:34 PM

bigcyco1 said:
It was a joke looks like it does sting though :lol: 


Actually the sting would be if you started talking about how "well" the 7970 does against the 680...oops.. ;) 
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July 20, 2012 5:27:14 AM

inanition02 said:
Actually the sting would be if you started talking about how "well" the 7970 does against the 680...oops.. ;) 
good one :lol: 
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