Buying a new video card

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#1 Posted by GenghisJohn (297 posts) -

Hey guys, I was looking at a new vid card with the upcoming release of Far Cry 3. I'm not really even sure of what I'm looking for so I was hoping someone could help me pick out a card. Right now I have

  • Radeon 6670
  • 12 gigs of ram
  • Core i7 @3.4 ghz

Any suggestions on upgrades would be much appreciated.

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#2 Posted by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -

What is your budget?

GTX660, or 670 would be your best bets.

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#3 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

7970 DirectCU II.

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#4 Posted by WasabiCurry (440 posts) -

Honestly, those two guys above me just stated some nice video cards~

But again, a budget of what you are looking for would be nice. May I suggest something absurd and get an EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB? X3

Of course, I am only playing around for the moment~

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#5 Posted by GenghisJohn (297 posts) -

Thanks very much for the replies, sorry about not putting a budget. I suppose I have maybe $300 to spend on a card? Definitly under $300

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#6 Posted by pandorasbox (329 posts) -
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#7 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

@pandorasbox: Supported for the specified budget.

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#8 Edited by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

@GenghisJohn: You could take a look at that article.

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#9 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

I would suggest 660 ti or 670. I'm more for Nvidia because they have better driver support.

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