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Video Cards... next generation?


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#1 90awdturbo

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:47 PM

Hey guys,

 

I'm itching to upgrade my 6950 but don't want to jump the gun again... I've done some mild research and couldn't find a solid answer so my question is... when does the next generation of video cards come out?  Do you think buying a 770 now would be a bad move?

 

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

i know the nvidia side is looking great with the new 780 Ti.   the high end radeon promotion is flooded with miner demand  right now, so the prices are crazy. so the new generation r9 290s are in hot demand.

 

 how do the 6950s perform crossfire?


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

Hi, i personally have 2x 6950 and at the moment it is still keeping up with the latest game but since you have a single 6950, i'd upgrade it to a GTX780 or R9 290 depending which is cheaper for you. Next gen graphics card may be coming out late this year or next year but i wouldn't bother waiting for them as the price will be even higher then the current gen. The GTX770 is just a rebranded GTX680 with a higher memory clock and a new stock cooler to it.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:54 PM

Thanks for the insight guys.  The 6950 is a good card but paired with my ivy bridge i5 @ 4.3 I'm only able to play BF4 on High with decent FPS.  I'm trying to stay below $350 as well which I forgot to mention... decisions...


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for the insight guys.  The 6950 is a good card but paired with my ivy bridge i5 @ 4.3 I'm only able to play BF4 on High with decent FPS.  I'm trying to stay below $350 as well which I forgot to mention... decisions...

$350 can get you a rebranded GTX770 and a R9 280X but maybe if you could save up a bit more, you could get a GTX780 which is probably the best upgrade you can get in terms of performance increase.


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