Best $300 GPU I can get?

n370zed

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Specs: 2500k @ 4.4ghz, 16gb ram, 128gb ssd, 6950 2gb. Games mostly being played are Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, and Tomb Raider. 1920x1200 @85hz sony fw900 crt. thx guys :) Forgot to add that It'll need to be from Amazon because I have left over credit.
 
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Araxie

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GTX 660TI on the NVIDIA side... HD 7950 on the AMD side, being the HD7950 the best performance cards of both...
 

Bosom

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for 300... I'd get a twin frozr 7950.

It's going to be better than your 6950.. but not a ton. Noticeable but not life changing.
 

cannondale06

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you need at least a 670 or oced 7950 to have a worthwhile upgrade over what you have now.
 

evilsofa

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The GTX 760 Ti is rumored to be released sometime in June for $300 and have performance around 20% better than a GTX 660 Ti. So, this is a time to just wait a couple of weeks. Either you'll get the 760 Ti, or you'll get an Nvidia 670 or AMD 79xx card that becomes cheaper due to the 760 Ti release.
 

Mccaula718

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Don't get the msi twin frozr 3. I have one and the fan gets loud under load and the vrms run hot. I would suggest a 7970 used off the forums, but if you're limited to amazon get a 7950
 

Marcdaddy

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Im selling 3 GIGABYTE 7970s that all 3 do 1060/1750 with a little voltsge bump for cheap :)
 

eloj

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Have the same card and I'm playing at 2560x1440. I'm going to hang in there till this autumn. We already know that nVidia will continue to replace the 600-series (titan->780->760 likely). Not sure what AMD is up to but the pricing on these old cards (7900-series and 600-series) isn't that attractive IMO given that we can't be more than 6 months from the refresh being completed on both sides.
 

WildMonkey

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Don't buy anything less than a 7970 or 7950, you won't notice much improvement. Unless you are really eager to do some gaming right now, I would suggest you just wait until the end of the year and see what's available.

I went from a 6970 to a 7970 and the change was meh, not really earth shaking like it would be to a Titan or 780, or AMD next gen cards coming late this year.
 

txsizzler

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Don't buy anything less than a 7970 or 7950, you won't notice much improvement. Unless you are really eager to do some gaming right now, I would suggest you just wait until the end of the year and see what's available.

I went from a 6970 to a 7970 and the change was meh, not really earth shaking like it would be to a Titan or 780, or AMD next gen cards coming late this year.

That's kinda my thought. I was going to go from a 6950 2gb model to a 7870xt, but decided against it. Just not enough gain there.
 

n370zed

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The GTX 670 started artifacting after a week of usage. BioShock and Crysis3 the graphics are all garbled up but the desktop is fine. So I sent it back and have $322 amazon credit. I'm leaning towards the sapphire 7950 vapor x 3gb.
 

cannondale06

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The GTX 670 started artifacting after a week of usage. BioShock and Crysis3 the graphics are all garbled up but the desktop is fine. So I sent it back and have $322 amazon credit. I'm leaning towards the sapphire 7950 vapor x 3gb.
well Bioshock will eventually artifact on the newest patch and 314.22 drivers. going back to patch 3 or using the previous drivers would have stopped that. I did not see any artifacting in Crysis 3 though.
 
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