Solved Upgrading from Gt 520 Advice needed Tags: Graphics Cards Gigabyte Graphics Product Last response: January 9, 2013 4:47 AM in Graphics & Displays Share krzydude00 January 9, 2013 2:50:24 AM Hey guys, I really need to upgrade my gpu asap and i need your guys opinion and what to choose. Current Build: i5 3570k 3.4ghz Gt 520 2gb Oc from 860 to 1000mhz, 533 to 680 Gigabyte z77x-ud3h WesternDigital 500gb hdd G. Skill Sniper 8gb 2x4gb 1866mhz Ultra 600w Diablotek eVo My budget is $250 but if i have to spend 10 to 20 more i might consider it. I'm gonna be playing games like NS2, GTA IV, Planetside 2, Bf3 at 1080p. I've been looking at these cards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Gigabyte 660 $210 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Gigabyte 7870 Ghz Ed. $240 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MSI 7870 Hawk Ghz Ed. $250 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MSI 7870 Twin Fr Ed. $250 after rebate I was wondering if the extra 30-40 for the 7870 be worth it? Also would it be better to wait till Nvidia and Amd come out with the new gpu's and wait for a price drop? More about : upgrading 520 advice needed Best solution ASHISH65 a c 163 U Graphics card January 9, 2013 2:57:38 AM Hd 7870 ghz edition would be perfect choice.it can easily maxout games at 1080p.its your decision you want to wait for next series.if you can wait then wait. ASHISH65 a c 163 U Graphics card January 9, 2013 3:02:02 AM I donot think there will be big price drops. Related resources GT 520 dying, need replace/upgrade advice please. - Forum Gt 520 Upgrade Advice - Forum GeForce GT 520 + Random screen flickering. Need Help. - Forum In need of advice : AMD Radeon HD 7750 vs NVIDIA GT520 - Forum Which is better hd 6450 or gt 520 ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer krzydude00 January 9, 2013 3:19:03 AM Yea i dont think im gonna wait for the new series to come out. Which 7870 would be the better choice? bgrt a b U Graphics card January 9, 2013 3:30:17 AM You can consider this one - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... $230 after rebate + about $6 shipping. The downside is that it has a lower core clock than the ones you listed (1GHz) but can obviously be overclocked. The benefit is that it comes with a better game. Simu a b U Graphics card January 9, 2013 3:50:06 AM Gigabyte 7870 Ghz Ed, get this one. krzydude00 January 9, 2013 4:41:05 AM I think i'ma go with the 7870. thanks for all the responses guys! krzydude00 January 9, 2013 4:41:17 AM Best answer selected by krzydude00. Simu a b U Graphics card January 9, 2013 4:47:43 AM raheel167 said:http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_P... 7870 is only 3% faster really life scenario is different... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrading from GT520 - Newbie Needs Help ForumNeed advice : Nvidia GT 430 vs GT520 ForumUpgrading my GeForce GT520 ForumUpgrading the GT520 on a Gateway DX4860 ForumNeed advice for upgrading my computer to play games like MW3 and BF3 ForumUpgrading GT 520 ForumUpgrading my graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 ForumAdvice on GT 520 ForumUpgrading 520 to 9800 GT ForumAdvice Upgrading From GT 220 ForumUpgrading to Geforce 660ti: Need advice ForumGeForce GT 520 ForumUpgrade a Nvidia GT 520 , $300 budget ForumHD 7870 ForumHelp on upgrading HP m9300t Graphics Card More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !