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Graphics Help me decide on a new GPU!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by eUphoria, 2 Aug 2015.

  1. eUphoria

    eUphoria What's a Dremel?

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    My current 7850 has been resident for approx 2 years and been ok for casual gaming, but a recent download of Arkham Knight has seen it struggle even reducing the resolution and with everything else either turned off or on low. There a few other newish games out there i'd liek to play too, so it looks like it's GPU upgrade time....

    The system is a 4670 @ 4.2 with 8gb ram, a good seasonic PSU and a couple of SSD's

    What to go for? I've been looking at GTX 970's (EVGA SSC) or an R9 390. Is the stretch to a 980 or even 980ti worth the extra 250?? Is it even worth it with the rest of my rig? Any recommendations, comments etc welcomed! :thumb:
     
  2. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

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    1080p gaming? 970 wouldn't be a bad shout.
     
  3. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    GTX 970 all day
     
  4. johnim40

    johnim40 Minimodder

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    third on a 970
     
  5. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Fourth!
     
  6. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    If the upgrade itch has been triggered on the sole basis of Arkham Knight then don't fear! The game was a shambles on release and will take a few months to optimise.
     
  7. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

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    People say that, however I ran it on two systems I built, 4690k and 970 in both systems and it ran fine.
     
  8. law99

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    At least 4 Titan Xs. :rock:

    970 sounds about right. Smashing 1080p with that card.
     
  9. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    970.
    OR get second hand card, like my gtx 780 I'm selling which is factory overclocked and basically as fast as 970 or Titan.
     
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  10. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Another vote for the 970. Cracking card for 1080P. :)
     
  11. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I think a 980 or two are in the process of being sold in the Marketplace. Have a look!
     
  12. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Modder

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    960 for 1080p would also be a lower cost decent option.
     
  13. Thaifood

    Thaifood Minimodder

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    No more recommendations in the 390?
     
  14. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    R9 390 or GTX970 seems the most logical choice.

    Either would provide decent performance and without looking at a frame rate counter would be indistinguishable from eachother whilst gaming (ignoring outliers).

    I would possibly sway towards the 390 for nothing more than it giving you more VRAM at the same price point.
     
  15. eUphoria

    eUphoria What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for all the advice - seems that 970 is the popular choice, but that I cant go wrong if stay with AMD.


    Best start reading the various reviews etc...
     
  16. eUphoria

    eUphoria What's a Dremel?

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    That's certainly interesting - didn't realise that - and on closer inspection seems like I've got a 7870 rather than the 7850 - not that I expect it makes a huge difference.
     
  17. eUphoria

    eUphoria What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for all the input - just thought I'd update - bought a Palit GTX 980, and very pleased I am too!
     
  18. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    god, wish I had the nerve to spend that kinda jack lol...god for you though man...when I got my gtx 570, it was fairly new gpu, but this lady sold her sons card cuz he got bad grades or some bs lol and I got it for a steal or would never have this card..im trying to decide between a gtx 770 on ebay for 170-190 or gtx 960 4 gb with metal gear solid 5 for 200.00 but congrats man, let us know how it goes. im tempted to buy Arkham Knight myself
     
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