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December 13, 2012 7:16:12 PM

I am thinking of buying a new graphic card. My budget is around 450$ (roughly Rs 2500)
My cabinet is Lexa S Mid Tower (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
i'll be buying a new 650W psu with the new GPU also.

i am confused between AMD Radeon HD 7950 and 7970. can anyone give insight on any Nvidia cards in the same range.

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a c 82 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 7:20:27 PM

first of all whats ur powersupply and motherboard so we can determine the best upgrade for ur money?
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December 13, 2012 7:56:55 PM


I am thinking of buying a new power supply and motherboard. For both my budget is 100$ each.
As for the processor i be using my old AMD 3.3 GHz AM3 Phenom II 560 Processor.
I am using a Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB ram.

I hope this helps . thanks.
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a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 8:16:38 PM

No real solid answers for your question. First of all, what is the resolution of your monitor? If you have a giant 2560X1600 monitor or a triple monitor setup, you would want the 7950/7970 setup or a 670/680 with 4GB ram. The normal 2GB Nvidias start to run out of ram with the huge or multiple displays, especially in the next few years.

What kind of games will you be running? The latest and greatest game, Far Cry 3, does notably better with the 670 or 680 than the 7950/7970. Many other games do better with the AMD 79XX boards.

For the best possible processing power, get a 680 or 7970. For 90% of the processing power at 80% of the price, get a 670 or 7950.
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December 13, 2012 8:23:22 PM

No talking No BLAH BLAH BLAH .. Go for GTX 680 or GTX 670.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 9:16:07 PM

no point in getting such a card since ur cpu will be the bottleneck here, why not get a more modest card and upgrade u cpu motherboard? and something decent to have a balanced upgrade, no point in getting a highend card if ur cpus lagging behind,
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December 14, 2012 7:17:58 AM

babernet_1 said:
No real solid answers for your question. First of all, what is the resolution of your monitor? If you have a giant 2560X1600 monitor or a triple monitor setup, you would want the 7950/7970 setup or a 670/680 with 4GB ram. The normal 2GB Nvidias start to run out of ram with the huge or multiple displays, especially in the next few years.

What kind of games will you be running? The latest and greatest game, Far Cry 3, does notably better with the 670 or 680 than the 7950/7970. Many other games do better with the AMD 79XX boards.

For the best possible processing power, get a 680 or 7970. For 90% of the processing power at 80% of the price, get a 670 or 7950.


i wont be using more than 1 display, and i will be doing a lot of gaming and all the new games that will be coming out. i have a 24 inch monitor set up and i dont plan on increasing their no. any time soon. and for the processor i will be replacing it with a new one when ever possible.



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a c 82 U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 3:13:03 AM

excellent, :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 12:22:48 PM

Assuming that 24 inch monitor to be a 1080p one you'll need a powerful GPU -- 660/7870 or above and a i5 2400 or better processor.
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