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Graphics 7950 or 7870

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stem83, 19 Feb 2013.

  1. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    Im planning on getting a new graphics card as i had a nice letter with a tax returns cheque that i wasnt expecting.

    I was looking at either the 7950 3Gb or the 7870 2Gb... maaaaaybe a GTX 660 Ti but have been nudged to the ati series as it comes with a few games and will save me a fair sum of money on buying them separate.

    Will be playing farcry 3 crysis 3 battlefield 3 black ops II bioshock infinite and so on.

    I currently have a 6850 cyclone 1Gb, a single 23''.5 LG 120Hz 3D monitor, FX 8120 cpu, 8Gb ram, X-Fi sound card and a Asrock Extreme 3 mobo. (will the card being PCIE 3.0 have issues running on my board?)

    What card would be a better upgrade for me? budget £200 ish.

    Thanx
     
  2. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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  3. atc95

    atc95 I have the upgrade bug!

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    ^ This, best value for money by far!
     
  4. S1W1

    S1W1 Active Member

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    No, the current generation of graphics cards are not impaired by PCIE 2.
     
  5. eUphoria

    eUphoria New Member

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    I've just installed a 7870 in a pci-e 2 slot & it works fine. Xfx card, cost £160 from scan
     
  6. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    Yeah i went with a XFX 7950 from aria, comes with 6 games that i will sell on here cos my 1.8Mb connection would take me waaaay too long to download them... so i will make a good bit back on my £215 spent
     

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