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Hello everyone, I need advice on what video card/s to get the best balance of performance and price. I want it to be able to play games on ultra now and still play games on high 2-4 years from now. Here are my choices (I'm assuming you guys know the general pricing of these cards at the moment)

1 Nvidia gtx 590 -used, ebay
1 Amd radeon hd 6990 - used, ebay
1 Amd radeon hd 7970 - new or used
1 Nvidia gtx 680 - used, ebay
Crossfire 6970's - new
Crossfire 7870's - new


What would you buy?
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    How about a new 7950. This particular card has a great, has 3GB of VRAM to be able to pump up high graphic settings and play 1920x1080. Most people will say GTX 670. I'd get this 7950 because it's $309.99 after mail-in rebate

    MSI 7950.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

    What do you think?

    As far as used is concerned, you don't know if you have much warranty left on the card.
  2. fantastik250 said:
    How about a new 7950. This particular card has a great, has 3GB of VRAM to be able to pump up high graphic settings and play 1920x1080. Most people will say GTX 670. I'd get this 7950 because it's $309.99 after mail-in rebate

    MSI 7950.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

    What do you think?

    As far as used is concerned, you don't know if you have much warranty left on the card.


    I looked at that card and it does seem to be able to play all current games at ultra, I was just worried about its performance a couple years down the line if I want to play games on high to ultra. What do you think about just getting one now, and in a year or so, (when they are cheaper) buying another to crossfire? How much of a performance boost would i see, and would it be big enough to justify a crossfire of 7950's over a crossfire of a 7870's?

    And on a side note - would 400 or under be a good deal for a used amd 6990 or nvidia 590?
  3. I think the better deal right now is the 7950. The price is great, it should not be ignored. The crossfire will beat a 6990 and 590.


    Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950_CrossFire/23.html
  4. fantastik250 said:
    I think the better deal right now is the 7950. The price is great, it should not be ignored. The crossfire will beat a 6990 and 590.

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950_CrossFire/images/perfrel.gif
    Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950_CrossFire/23.html


    Okay, thanks for the information.
  5. Best answer selected by thechuck11.
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