Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition 3.4
12 gigs DDR3
5870 Saphire OC
850W Modular PSU
M4A79T Deluxe Asus Mobo
Alright, I'm debating whether or not i should upgrade my GPU at the moment. Every couple of years I usually upgrade a thing or two but usually my GPU. I'm currently running a single 5870 with one 1920x1080 monitor. At first I was looking at the GTX 680 but the $400-$500 price range is a little steep for what I'm looking for. Although it has PhsyX equiped with their cards, is it a substantial difference? Anyways, I've been looking into the 7950 which has somewhat comparable specs and the price drop of about $150 from the 680.
Has anyone upgraded a 5870 to a 7950 that can give some input if its worth upgrading? Also do you think my setup will bottleneck the 7950?
If it helps the games I mostly play are Planetside 2, BF3, Farcy 3, Dark Souls.
I would reccommend the Gigabyte Windforce X3 GTX 670 OC. It runs the same FPS as a stock GTX 680 and is way more silent. The Gigabyte Windforce 3X 7970 OC should also do the trick. But if you want the performance of a GTX 680 for a fraction of the cost go with the GTX 670.
why not add a second 5870 in sli. that be a cheap upgrade for nice performance.
also if thats not an option a 7950 will cost u a 300$ and a better bang for bucks than the 670. if ur dead set on nvidia getting a 670 and overclocking it to 680 levels is a better deal than the 680 itself.