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Im looking to upgrade my radeon 7800

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#1 pompe2018


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:16 AM

Im looking to upgrade my graphics card from a 7800 but what is the next one up from that

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:58 AM

The Radeon 7900 series would be next.  If you want something newer, the Radeon R9 280 or better would work if you want to stay with AMD.  On the Nvidia side, a GTX 770 or better would also be an upgrade.  Of course, the higher you go, the greater the performance gains and also the price.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:15 AM

To expand a little on DJBPace's comment about the "newer" card (R9 series) in a lot of cases these aren't really new.  Many of them are renamed versions of older cards, with some tweaks to speeds etc.


HD 7850 = R7-265 (but the R7 is clocked higher and performs about 10% better than the HD 7850).

HD 7870 = R9-270 and R9-270X  (the non X version offers similar performance to the HD 7870, the higher clocked R9-270X is up to about 10% faster)

HD 7950 Boost = R9-280

HD 7970 Ghz Edition = R9-280X


The R9-290 and R9-290X are newer cards, based on the "Hawaii" chip, while the R9-285 is new but offers no performance advantage over the R9-280/X GPU's.


The R9-280/X series can be very well priced and offer a lot of power for the money. The R9-290 at the moment starts from about $250 and that is also a good deal.  Starting from around $330 the Nvidia GTX 970 cards are very powerful and would be my choice over the AMD competition in that price range.

Edited by jonuk76, 22 October 2014 - 02:43 PM.


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