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Upgrading from Radeon 6850, need help choosing new graphics card

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May 4, 2014 5:15:08 AM

Thinking of upgrading from a Sapphire Radeon HD6850, here are my choices according to my budget

-HD7700 series
-GTX650(Non Ti)
-GTX750/GTX750Ti

According to hwcompare, it shows my 6850 is better than all of them? idk if this is true, please enlighten me.
If it helps i can link the pricelist.
Thanks

EDIT : Forgot to mention it needs to atleast run BF4 at a decent framerate

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May 4, 2014 5:41:53 AM

Full specs, please, including monitor rez and power supply details.
Toms agrees, more or less with the 650 and HD7770 but shows the GTX750Ti as being a decent upgrade: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
Further evidence, your Honour: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_750_Ti_OC/1...
Also, BF4 runs better on an AMD card and can benefit quite a bit with Mantle, especially if your CPU is on the low side.
May 4, 2014 5:45:08 AM

Well Hwcompare isn't entirely right. The 7790 (R7 260X) will perform on par to your much older 6850.

There are three cards in the 7700 series, so you will have to elaborate on that. The 7790 (R7 260X) is the best choice out of the Radeon side.

The GTX 650 is a very bad choice given how the 750 is about the same price (maybe $10 more) and offers much more performance and little power consumption. However, the 750 Ti brings that to the next level, offering more performance than the 750 at a slightly higher price.
Overall the 750 Ti is the best performing card that you mentioned.


So to sum it all up, I'd get either an R7 260X or a 750 Ti if your budget allows.
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May 4, 2014 6:30:40 AM

coozie7 said:
Full specs, please, including monitor rez and power supply details.
Toms agrees, more or less with the 650 and HD7770 but shows the GTX750Ti as being a decent upgrade: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
Further evidence, your Honour: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_750_Ti_OC/1...
Also, BF4 runs better on an AMD card and can benefit quite a bit with Mantle, especially if your CPU is on the low side.

xxthunder256xx said:
Well Hwcompare isn't entirely right. The 7790 (R7 260X) will perform on par to your much older 6850.

There are three cards in the 7700 series, so you will have to elaborate on that. The 7790 (R7 260X) is the best choice out of the Radeon side.

The GTX 650 is a very bad choice given how the 750 is about the same price (maybe $10 more) and offers much more performance and little power consumption. However, the 750 Ti brings that to the next level, offering more performance than the 750 at a slightly higher price.
Overall the 750 Ti is the best performing card that you mentioned.


So to sum it all up, I'd get either an R7 260X or a 750 Ti if your budget allows.

MSI H81M-E35
Pentium G3220
4GB RAM
1600x900 res
Sorry forgot the PSU but i assumed it will support em cause the 6850 is twice their Wattage

Ok i think I'll go for the Leadtek GTX 750Ti since theirs is cheaper than other brands for some reason
just in case, how about 260X vs GTX750?
I'm confused about 750 being better than the 650 cause hwcompare shows otherwise, can u elaborate?
sorry for the reliance on hwcompare, i know nothing about GPUs
Thanks!

EDIT : I'm actually thinking of waiting it out since my 6850 performs ok on most of my games
May 4, 2014 7:15:31 AM

Okay, don't get an off-brand graphics card. Please. If there is a problem with it, their customer service and RMA process will probably be shit.

I'd go with the 750 or 750 Ti if you don't know the details of your PSU, just to be safe.
Here are my picks:
EVGA GTX 750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA GTX 750 Ti - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if your budget will allow it, here are the Superclocked versions of the same cards:
750 SC - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
750 Ti SC - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, since your cpu isn't too strong, I'd stay at this level of performance and not go any higher (270X, GTX 760)
May 4, 2014 7:25:14 AM

xxthunder256xx said:
Okay, don't get an off-brand graphics card. Please. If there is a problem with it, their customer service and RMA process will probably be shit.

I'd go with the 750 or 750 Ti if you don't know the details of your PSU, just to be safe.
Here are my picks:
EVGA GTX 750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA GTX 750 Ti - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if your budget will allow it, here are the Superclocked versions of the same cards:
750 SC - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
750 Ti SC - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, since your cpu isn't too strong, I'd stay at this level of performance and not go any higher (270X, GTX 760)


Holy... my country's 750s are $100 more...
Thanks
May 4, 2014 7:28:11 AM

WOW in that case i'd say to hold off and save up your $$$.
Just to say it again, please, please, don't get a "Leadtek" card.
May 4, 2014 9:25:39 AM

I went from 6850 to a 670 and it was a nice upgrade, so if something like a 760 which is very similar is out of the question then wait.
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