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Which GPU(s) should I get?

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July 29, 2012 9:52:56 PM

Hello,
I plan on making my first PC build very soon, but I have been unsure on what GPU(s) to buy. I would like to slend $350 max on my GPU(s), which will be used for high end gaming. Would it be more effective to buy one high powered GPU or two cheaper GPU. I want the most bang for my buck. Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 12:16:15 AM

The GTX 560 in SLI is your best choice.
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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 3:15:06 AM

If you want to learn about some problems with SLI and even worse with crossfirex, google microstuttering.
Can you tell us what you are planning on with the rest of the system?
At the $310 price point you are often best off with an msi 7950.
If you are willing to bump up to the gtx 670 for $400 that is almost always today's recommendation.
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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 3:27:03 AM

reprotected said:
The GTX 560 in SLI is your best choice.


Or not....

Anyway as kevin83 was saying, go for a 7950, with the latest drivers it goes toe to toe with the GTX 670 for $90-$120 less. It'll kill dual GTX 560's and it overclocks well. Also, you won't have microstuttering (though whether you notice it or not varies from user to user).
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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 8:08:50 PM

Uhhh, I don't know how the heck anandtech got those numbers because the gtx 670 review on tom's has the 670 destroying the 7950 and being neck-and-neck with the 7970.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...
I do however agree that in terms of price/performance the 7950 is the better option, and fits OP's price point.
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a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2012 4:12:19 AM

kevin83 said:
Uhhh, I don't know how the heck anandtech got those numbers because the gtx 670 review on tom's has the 670 destroying the 7950 and being neck-and-neck with the 7970.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...
I do however agree that in terms of price/performance the 7950 is the better option, and fits OP's price point.


That's because Toms did that review doing the older drivers. With 12.7 the 7950 is a much better value and card overall compared to the GTX 670. At least until nVidia updates their drivers :kaola: 
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September 13, 2012 2:55:17 PM

The 7950 is equal to or outperforms the 670 due to it's ability to overclock a substantial amount.
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