I currently have a video card from 2008 that is having a rough time playing current games. My video card is a GeForce 8800 GTX. I will be able to play DmC, Dead Space 3, and Aliens Colonial Marines according to the currently released system requirements. Crysis 3 on the other hand is strictly directx 11. I will have to upgrade if I want to play Crysis 3 on my pc. I have a budget of $200 - $250 max. I have read that the Radeon 8000 series OEM card are supposed to release as early as the end of January. So, do I wait on the OEM cards to release that may or may not lower the price of the 7000 series cards or buy now? The true Radeon 8000 series cards are set to release in Q2 and offer a 25% increase over the 7000 series and are supposed to release at a lower price than the 7000 series when they 1st released.
The cards that I have been looking at:
EVGA 660 2GB $200-220
EVGA 660 Ti 2GB $239-309
XFX 7850 2GB $189-229
XFX 7870 2GB $209-269
I want a card that I can use for another 4 1/2 to 5 years without having to upgrade.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.