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Best video card for BF4 around 250$

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October 28, 2013 6:55:21 AM

Hey guys! trying to upgrade my current Radeon HD 4870 to a video card that can handle BF4 very well. Im hoping to spend between 200 and 300 and am planning to stick with AMD for sure.

Keep in mind that I currently have a Thermaltake w0134ru 550w. If it needs to be upgraded thats alright.

Thanks for the input!

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October 28, 2013 7:01:49 AM

What other parts you have in your PC and are they as old as the HD 4870 is? That will help us to know if one of the other parts you have might or not bottleneck the new GPU. If you did an upgrade for the rest recently then it will be no problem.

Also what store do you usually buy hardware from?
October 28, 2013 7:05:29 AM

Arjaan said:
Hey guys! trying to upgrade my current Radeon HD 4870 to a video card that can handle BF4 very well. Im hoping to spend between 200 and 300 and am planning to stick with AMD for sure.

Keep in mind that I currently have a Thermaltake w0134ru 550w. If it needs to be upgraded thats alright.

Thanks for the input!


I recently purchased the HIS R9 280x and love it. It is dead silent. Two slot. Two mini display port connectors (my preferred way to connect) along with one hdmi and one dvi. Performance is great. You can see my full build here: http://imgur.com/a/N53kL

I run 1920x1200 so this card is probably all I need for max settings. It can push 1440p but not with everything turned on in all games. Untill they make 1440p monitors at 24" I'm not likely to upgrade.


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October 28, 2013 7:05:54 AM

I usually get all of my stuff on Newegg unless I can find a better deal elsewhere.

Currently running:

CPU= AMD Phenom II X4 955

MOBO= ASUS M4A78T-E

Ram= GSKILL 4gb DDR3

GPU= Radeon HD 4870

and no SSD
October 28, 2013 7:32:07 AM

That CPU will hold the game pretty good but you will need to upgrade to something better in an year or so when the new CPU generation comes along from both Intel and AMD. Right now it seems more games are taking advantage of all cores AMD CPU's have so even a FX 8350 seems a good choice to this day.

Going back to GPU I'd recommend you this card over here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The R9 270X seems to be a re-badge for the 7870 which is still a good card and has great performance on 1080 with high details.

You can see that here too:

Also when the final product will arrive there will be more improvements over the games stability + mantle which will arrive in December, which means better performance for you. :) 

Also like I said before you should consider saving some money for a future build.
October 28, 2013 7:35:28 AM

Great help, Thank you guys! Would it be worth going for the 280x over the 270x, cost/benefit wise?

And do you think my current PSU can handle them?

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October 28, 2013 7:45:33 AM
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If I'm not mistaken that PSU is around 4 or 5 years old right? I've noticed it has a 70% efficiency certify, so you will need to change the it pretty soon too. The R9 270X is not as power hungry as the R9 280X but I'd say taking the 270X and a good PSU from Corsair or Seasonic and you will go around 300$. That will take you a good GPU and a brand new PSU with one shot.
October 28, 2013 7:51:35 AM

Thank so much!
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