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GPU Comparison [Which should I buy?!]

Im working with an AMD Athlon X4 860k 3.7 Ghz. I want to play most new games at 1080p high settings at 45+ FPS

GPU 1: ATI Radeon Pitcairn HD 7850 1GB

GPU 2: ATI Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB
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  1. The 7870 is better, but can't you get a newer better card than that?
  2. neither will play 1080p high with 45 on newer games. But the 7870xt is the best of the two.
  3. What graphics card do you guys recommend for 130$? I can buy second hand if you can get me a cheap second hand parts site for Europe.
  4. I don't think 130$ is going to get you "1080p high settings at 45+ FPS" at least not all the time.
  5. CTurbo said:
    I don't think 130$ is going to get you "1080p high settings at 45+ FPS" at least not all the time.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEiB5CBe9mw
    This is 1080p, high settings and he gets 45+
  6. The 7870 will give you high settings 60fps+ in some games and struggle with others. Also, getting 45fps sometimes while dropping to 35fps sometimes is NOT what I would call 45+ fps. To me, that says 45fps is the minimum.
  7. Yes, drops to less than 30fps is awful in terms of enjoyment. Agreed, not what I would call 45+.
  8. That and you tube benchmarks are pointless most of the time
  9. I don't trust youtube videos. That person could be playing on 720p for all you know, or be using a R9 390x
  10. You can get a GTX 950 for around $130-150. Performance is close to a HD 7970/R9 280x.
  11. The R9 280x is better than a GTX 960, and almost as good as the GTX 770.

    The GTX 950 is not any where near close to that. It falls somewhere between the GTX 750ti and GTX 760.
  12. CTurbo said:
    The R9 280x is better than a GTX 960, and almost as good as the GTX 770.

    The GTX 950 is not any where near close to that. It falls somewhere between the GTX 750ti and GTX 760.


    The GTX 760 is actually slower than the GTX 950 if you look at benchmarks. The R9 280X is a rebadged HD 7970; you must be confusing it with the R9 380X which is comparable to the GTX 960/770.
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
  13. So should I get the GTX 950?
  14. Best answer
    I don't care about benchmarks. In the real world, the GTX 760 is faster in most games. The GTX 960 is roughly equal to the R9 280 and R9 285 while the R9 380 is faster than those three, but not as fast as the 280x.


    GTX750ti < R7 265 < R7 370 < GTX950 = R9 270x < GTX760 < GTX960 = R9 280 = R9 285 < R9 380 < R9 280x < R9 380x
  15. CTurbo said:
    I don't care about benchmarks. In the real world, the GTX 760 is faster in most games. The GTX 960 is roughly equal to the R9 280 and R9 285 while the R9 380 is faster than those three, but not as fast as the 280x.


    GTX750ti < R7 265 < R7 370 < GTX950 = R9 270x < GTX760 < GTX960 = R9 280 = R9 285 < R9 380 < R9 280x < R9 380x


    Ummm... those benchmarks do show you "real world" performance. Benchmarks are based on hundreds or thousands of people running the exact same test; not just a few reviews you read online. Let me guess, you have a R9 280x or something similar to that? Your outline looks like it favors AMD way more.
  16. aylafan said:
    CTurbo said:
    I don't care about benchmarks. In the real world, the GTX 760 is faster in most games. The GTX 960 is roughly equal to the R9 280 and R9 285 while the R9 380 is faster than those three, but not as fast as the 280x.


    GTX750ti < R7 265 < R7 370 < GTX950 = R9 270x < GTX760 < GTX960 = R9 280 = R9 285 < R9 380 < R9 280x < R9 380x


    Ummm... those benchmarks do show you "real world" performance. Benchmarks are based on hundreds or thousands of people running the exact same test; not just a few reviews you read online. Let me guess, you have a R9 280x or something similar to that? Your outline looks it favors AMD way more.


    you do realize real world means actual game fps


    not synthetic benchmarks

    so no, they dont show real world performance
  17. Quote:

    Ummm... those benchmarks do show you "real world" performance. Benchmarks are based on hundreds or thousands of people running the exact same test; not just a few reviews you read online. Let me guess, you have a R9 280x or something similar to that? Your outline looks like it favors AMD way more.


    No. I do not have a 280x or something similar, but I have used every single card mentioned. I do not necessarily favor AMD over nvidia. I prefer the GTX970 over the similarly performing R9 390. The GTX950 is a lot better than the R7 370 which was the AMD card it was priced against.

    It's no doubt that AMD is much more competitive in the gpu market than they are in the cpu market. I don't recommend any AMD cpu these days.

    Synthetic benchmarks are not indicative of real world performance.
  18. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_950_strix_review,13.html

    According to those gsming benchmarks, the 950 beats the 760. Just by a few fps in most cases.
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