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What Graphics Card Should I Get?

I'm currrently in the process of upgrading my computer. When I first built it together I just grabbed the cheap GTX550ti for like 110 bucks. I'm noticing now that I'm getting into PC Gaming and want to play on high-ultra settings with a decent amount of Frames per second. My 550ti has started lagging in more of the newer games when playing on high-ultra settings.

My current build:

Asrock Extreme 4 gen.
i5-3570k
8gb of ram.
750 PSU.

What card could I get that would reach my requirements? My budget is about $350. If there is a card for cheaper that could reach my requirements let me know. Also if their is a card more expensive than my budget but has an increase in terms of performance then let me know of that too.

Thanks for the help.. If it matters, my monitor is the BenQ XL2420T.
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  1. For about $ 380 you can get a HD7970 which is one of the best cards out there. It will be able to play almost all games at max for about a year delivering acceptable fps.
  2. Either get a Gtx 670 from NVIDIA or a 7970 from Radeon
    Chose any one of those cards coz both are powerful and suitable for 1080P ultimate gaming machine especially with a nice gaming monitor you have.
  3. Xttony said:
    For about $ 380 you can get a HD7970 which is one of the best cards out there. It will be able to play almost all games at max for about a year delivering acceptable fps.



    Whats the best HD7970 card out there?
  4. You should probably go with the cheapest one.
    This one is cheapest, also it is factory overclocked
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150586

    Before buying just make sure that you have atleast a 500watts power supply, a 8pin and a 6pin connector and enough space in your cabinet to fit the card
  5. Best answer
    I am using a Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7970 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card which i had bought for Rs 30000/- Indian rupee


    This is an absolutely amazing card. I was a bit reluctant to buy it first considering the price, but this card being the most fastest single GPU card as of now and it's ability to max-out *any* game; it's worth the cost. Additionally Sapphire bundles the card with a ton of connectors, so you don't have to buy them separately.

    I play Crysis{1,2}, Battlefield 3, Dirt 3 at maxed-out details/high-res and this card handles it like butter. You can expect very efficient power consumption due to the 28nm GPU spec (Tahiti core).

    This card it ready for AMD Eyefinity and the overclocking utility by Sapphire makes it very easy to push the clock speeds much higher.

    I haven't yet overclocked it and its not necessary actually

    I would recommend this card to anyone interested in gaming with all details maxed-out :-). If you have the money now; go for it !!!
  6. sanilmahambre said:
    I am using a Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7970 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card which i had bought for Rs 30000/- Indian rupee


    This is an absolutely amazing card. I was a bit reluctant to buy it first considering the price, but this card being the most fastest single GPU card as of now and it's ability to max-out *any* game; it's worth the cost. Additionally Sapphire bundles the card with a ton of connectors, so you don't have to buy them separately.

    I play Crysis{1,2}, Battlefield 3, Dirt 3 at maxed-out details/high-res and this card handles it like butter. You can expect very efficient power consumption due to the 28nm GPU spec (Tahiti core).

    This card it ready for AMD Eyefinity and the overclocking utility by Sapphire makes it very easy to push the clock speeds much higher.

    I haven't yet overclocked it and its not necessary actually

    I would recommend this card to anyone interested in gaming with all details maxed-out :-). If you have the money now; go for it !!!

    When and from where did you buy it. I had to buy mine vapour x from us for $430 as I couldn't afford Rs.36000 (atleast that was the price when I bought the card in flipkart)
  7. Thanks for the fast responses. Looks like I'm going with a 7970
  8. Best answer selected by CoolMarquis97.
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