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Windows 7: Upgrade help

25 Nov 2012   #1
robbww77

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Upgrade help

Atm, i have ATI 6850, i want to upgrade so i can max games like BF3 and Far Cry 3 and future game releases

im thinking of buying either MSI HD 7850 or GTX 660

should i go for ATI because i have an ATI card atm?

i have around £180 to work with

thanks


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25 Nov 2012   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

THis page lists the cards according to their power, so you can look around and be sure you got the most bang for your investment.

The two cards you are talking about are on par as far as graphic processing power goes, but the NVIDIA has CUDA cores so it will run games that need Physx or decide to use them to render something (one I think did use them for water effects), while the ATI requires less power.
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26 Nov 2012   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

With the CPU in your system specs, I don't like to say this but it will most likely bottleneck the latest gpu's you have listed and they won't work as well as they should. I would suggest maybe putting the money towards a new cpu and motherboard first before considering upgrading your GPU, but that's just my opinion.

But if you really want to go for it then there are 3 7870s on this page - Radeon HD 7870 - Aria Technology at around your budget.

Before you do anything though what PSU do you have?


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