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Graphics GPU Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bloodburgers, 29 Jan 2016.

  1. Bloodburgers

    Bloodburgers Minimodder

    30 Apr 2009
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    Sorry to do this guys.

    My trusty 7850 is starting to show its age with the more recent titles and i think it is time to be put into my partners rig to up her fps on minesweeper.

    I know the next gen of cards is around the corner but as i never buy top end cards and cant see it effecting the price of mid range cards too much.

    i normally spend between 140-180 on gpu's and although i have been rocking ATI/AMDs for a long while now i am not averse to going to the green side.

    I mainly play racing sims, AC, and some sports games and it all goes through my 3D TV.

    Having been out of the gpu circuit for a while is there a clear winner in this price range at present?

    I thank you for your time and advice.
  2. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

    30 Aug 2015
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    I would hunt down a used 290/290x. The jump from a £180 card to a R9 390 for example is so huge that I would feel uncomfortable buying a card for £180. I know the 390 is £60 past your budget but the cards costing £140-£180 are generally a bit naff and a bit of a rip off.

    Well, unless you go second hand where you should quite easily be able to get a GTX 780, R9 290/x GTX 970 (selling for around £180 right now second hand) and so on.

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