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December 1, 2012 2:42:24 AM

I going to get the i5 3570k and i am trying to decide between a few cards. When am I going to spend too much and not get a good improvement that is noticeable? To state the question again how good of gpu is necessary for average to good gaming experience. Yeah i could spend fucing 500 dollars but then I could just live with it.
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Games: BO2 AC3 BF3

7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for sugestions

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 2:53:05 AM

7870 will give you average to good at 1080p. I give it as my opinion that you won't spend too much on any single-GPU card at 1080p; you'll continue seeing performance gains in all of those games even upping to 670/7950/7970.
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December 1, 2012 2:54:40 AM

ok, thanks
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 3:09:18 AM

I'd think about spending some extra money on a 660 Ti or 7950 perhaps, they're not as good of a value as the 7850 or 7870 but your CPU is very nice and it'll be able to handle either of those cards, then you won't have to worry about a new GPU for a long time.
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December 1, 2012 3:14:22 AM

Thaaaanks again prices don't tell me much haha
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December 1, 2012 4:01:14 AM

thanks too
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December 1, 2012 4:21:03 AM

I think I am going to get the 660ti or 660 and be set for awile
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 4:34:23 AM

karlg23 said:
I think I am going to get the 660ti or 660 and be set for awile


Yeah, if your willing to pay the extra money for the Ti its completely worth it. Its the GPU im running with the same CPU your getting and I run bf3 on ultra and running 2 monitors and play at about 80-90+ fps.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:14:50 AM

abCasPeRR said:
Yeah, if your willing to pay the extra money for the Ti its completely worth it. Its the GPU im running with the same CPU your getting and I run bf3 on ultra and running 2 monitors and play at about 80-90+ fps.


I don't believe you're playing on 2 screens with that fps, your resolution must be very low then.
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December 1, 2012 6:20:03 AM

Check benchmarks for the games you want to run, at the resolution you want to run them on.

The GPU that can consistently deliver frames at or above the monitor's refresh rate (usually 60Hz) is pretty much your sweet spot GPU, anything better is "too nice".
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:25:27 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
just as I thought


Its not a "very" low resolution.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:32:38 AM

GTX 660 doesn't beat 7870 in those games. It is more like 7870 is a couple of FPS better in those and pulls more ahead in others. Here is the comparison of cards with most recent drivers. Latest driver updates changed both Keplers' and Radeons' performance lately and Anandtech's benches needs to be updated imo:

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/...
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:40:28 AM

for 1600*900 7850 is more than plenty for whatever that is you wanna play at max settings for 2-3 years.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:48:03 AM

mohit9206 said:
for 1600*900 7850 is more than plenty for whatever that is you wanna play at max settings for 2-3 years.


The OP plays at 1920x1080.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:52:21 AM

abCasPeRR said:
The OP plays at 1920x1080.


in that 7870 would be a better bet
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December 1, 2012 11:05:56 AM

karlg23: As has been said before, benchmark sites are your best friend! - to avoid more conflicting info. You are the one parting with the money so you need to be sure.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 11:32:26 AM

One thing not to get to stressed out on or focus on to hard is a video card there is much more to life.There are a few issues: 1) People make claims without backing it up with proof, 2) People make blanket statements, when the reality is that certain games favor certain hardware, 3) People make a few FPS advantage seem like a "win", when it usually falls within the margin of error and makes no difference in terms of performance. 4)TH has sadly become filled with fanboys who sip red/green kool aid all day long they argue for days on end about these sorts of questions it's really pathetic imo both companies make great cards.Never argue with an idiot/fanboy. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.The best thing to do is do your own research and check all the many reliable professional review sites and don't always believe everything someone tells you.That's the bottom line....
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 11:39:24 AM

Well im not a fanboy. Iv owned both GPU's and i know that they are great too.

But check my last link. On most games 660 is ahead sometimes even on 7870.So why not get it. It will even last longer with that 5Fps
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 11:41:23 AM

bigcyco1 said:
One thing not to get to stressed out on or focus on to hard is a video card there is much more to life.There are a few issues: 1) People make claims without backing it up with proof, 2) People make blanket statements, when the reality is that certain games favor certain hardware, 3) People make a few FPS advantage seem like a "win", when it usually falls within the margin of error and makes no difference in terms of performance. 4)TH has sadly become filled with fanboys who sip red/green kool aid all day long they argue for days on end about these sorts of questions it's really pathetic imo both companies make great cards.Never argue with an idiot/fanboy. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.The best thing to do is do your own research and check all the many reliable professional review sites and don't always believe everything someone tells you.That's the bottom line....

+1 and don't believe anyone saying that Nvidia/AMD makes better/more quality GPUs than another. This generation, cards perform similarly, it all boils down to what you expect from it, what it costs and what is the reputation/quality/warranty etc of the brand (Asus, MSI etc) you purchase from.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 11:43:53 AM

prototype18 said:
Well im not a fanboy. Iv owned both GPU's and i know that they are great too.

But check my last link. On most games 660 is ahead sometimes even on 7870.So why not get it. It will even last longer with that 5Fps
I wasn't calling you a fanboy bud.I was giving OP advice and my statement was only meant for those the shoe fits.I am sick of these threads :lol: 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 11:54:56 AM

technoholic said:
+1 and don't believe anyone saying that Nvidia/AMD makes better/more quality GPUs than another. This generation, cards perform similarly, it all boils down to what you expect from it, what it costs and what is the reputation/quality/warranty etc of the brand (Asus, MSI etc) you purchase from.
Affirmative!
;) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 12:02:37 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Affirmative!
;) 

yea and don't be a fanboy next time :p 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 12:04:40 PM

technoholic said:
yea and don't be a fanboy next time :p 
?Lol!
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December 1, 2012 12:14:50 PM

three of these cards are very good for 1080p, and great price/performance ratio , the only bottleneck is...

...ur WALLET!!
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 12:19:18 PM

lengcaifai said:
three of these cards are very good for 1080p, and great price/performance ratio , the only bottleneck is...

...ur WALLET!!
They all bottleneck mine
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 12:21:58 PM

IMO just skip 7850 if you got around 200 bucks to shed just go for GTX 660 or HD 7870, whichever you can afford/prefer. These 2 cards will play any game you throw at em with nice eye candy and at good FPS
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December 11, 2012 12:48:53 AM

EVERYONE I GOT THE 660TI. I ordered the 660 of ebay off a guy and got the 660 ti instead what a pleasant surprise. It still has shrink wrap on it. WIN. Thanks for all the replies.
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December 11, 2012 12:51:12 AM

Best answer selected by karlg23.
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