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    Graphics Card Upgrade

    Looking to upgrade to a newer GPU. Currently have GTX 760 2GB. Can't decide on GTX 960 or R9 280X.

    Are either of these cards even worthy of an upgrade?

    Fps is a must, I play on 1920x1080 monitor.

    Don't really care about Eye-Candy (I can be running low-medium) Just need fps above 70+.

    If there are better cards than these two for about the same price, drop me a link and give me reasons why it's better. Thanks for the help guis.

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    Probably 960, depends on what your budget is though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic Darkness View Post
    Probably 960, depends on what your budget is though.
    Around 300$

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    Both of the cards are even in price, it depends on what you want. Nvidia cards are sorta more for physics, but good at render too. AMD is good for rendering, but doesn't have a physics software like nvidia.



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    Quote Originally Posted by deathjr453 View Post
    Both of the cards are even in price, it depends on what you want. Nvidia cards are sorta more for physics, but good at render too. AMD is good for rendering, but doesn't have a physics software like nvidia.
    Well I don't make videos or anything just gaming, so I'm guessing the 960 would be good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VietTank View Post
    Around 300$
    You might be able to get a 290X for that price if you look around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meli View Post
    You might be able to get a 290X for that price if you look around
    I'm guessing a 290X must be far more superior than any of the cards that have been listed already?

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    No, 960 or 970 I think. Don't really like AMD too much to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VietTank View Post
    I'm guessing a 290X must be far more superior than any of the cards that have been listed already?
    yeah, just make sure you have decent airflow though

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    I personally have never bought an AMD card. Looking at how much wattage the R9 280x uses compared to a GTX 960 also doesn't help me buy an AMD Card either lol.

    My airflow should be good.

    If we're getting to 970's. Is a 970 huge improvement from the 960?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VietTank View Post
    I personally have never bought an AMD card. Looking at how much wattage the R9 280x uses compared to a GTX 960 also doesn't help me buy an AMD Card either lol.

    My airflow should be good.

    If we're getting to 970's. Is a 970 huge improvement from the 960?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~970 (Left) Vs 960 (Right)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~970 (Left) Vs 960 (Right)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Well there's my answer! :P

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    980 Is about to be out. Just wait until prices are slashed because of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VietTank View Post
    I'm guessing a 290X must be far more superior than any of the cards that have been listed already?
    I have 290X I got it on eBay for cheaper than 250$, and I prefer it to a 960, well I say that, but I have never really tested a 960 on my own builds....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~970 (Left) Vs 960 (Right)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    What site is that? I must use it...

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