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Upgrading

Alamat

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OK, so my card won't cut it. I can play BF4 on medium but I think I'm shortchanging myself. So I got $200 to burn on a new one or used. I see a couple of guys selling their used 7950 and a 7970. Of course the former is cheaper at $175. Shall I cheapen up and save $25? Someone also suggested a GTX 670 but that seems way over budget for me.
My system is in my sig. Do I also have to OC the CPU? Also playing on a Panasonic 1080p 32 inch.
 

MrK6

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No real reason to buy used when new cards are going for ~$215 AR with 3 free games: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131499 . The 7950 will be a lot faster, especially if you overclock it as well, and if you sell all the games you can easily bring the price down to <$200. BF4 likes vRAM and CPU power, the 3GB on the 7950 will help you with the former, overclocking the crap out of your 3570K will help you with the latter.
 

Alamat

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Thanks for the reply kind sir! I'll be getting a brand new card this weekend then!
 

spat55

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HD 7970 is very decent, I'm waiting till the 20nm cards arrive for my next upgrade, can Ultra BF4 at 60fps with some drops, but I don't know if it is a VRAM limit or the game, I personally think the game but will see what my VRAM usage is.
 

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