New graphics card selection up to £300- £350 max

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  1. 007geezer

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    Please point me in the direction of the best graphics card replacement for my system at present, looking to spend up to £300-£350 max on the card, (would prefer the lower end price range if poss) will be playing games like GOW, Bioshock, Crysis 3, COH, to name a few.

    System is as follows:

    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Mobo

    CPU Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.47 gigahertz

    16Gb memory Corsair

    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

    SSD SanDisk SDSSDP128G (128.04 GB)

    HDD Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164 [Hard drive] (2000.40 GB)

    Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)

    PSU XFX Pro 750 Watt

    Was looking at some card reviews and am leaning towards the GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7970 depending on the price I can get them for, so all suggestions greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Tracey360

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    Tomshardware has them neck and neck in the hierarchy chart.

    I've tended to side with Nvidia in the past but that's just a personal preference. The Asus GTX 770 seems to have good reviews so far.
     
  3. 007geezer

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    Many thanks for that Tracey360 off to look at the reviews now:D
     
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    The 770 is just a higher clocked 680 which still makes the 7970 GHz edition faster, and if your into overclocking the 7970 allows voltage adjustment, something nVidia has capped pretty much.

    Single card performance will be exactly the same bar a few FPS either way. nVidia still has a small advantage with regards to driver features and SLI frame pacing, AMD had just released a new driver overhaul to fix this but it's still early steps.

    In summary:

    7970 - Bit faster, less features.
    770 - Bit slower, more features.
     
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  5. Zippy77777

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    You need more than a gtx 660, why?
     
  6. 007geezer

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    Why Not:D
     
  7. Zippy77777

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    Indeed lol :)
     
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    If you can just hold a while as both companies are reducing prices for old stock. There are a few good deals for 680 (250-ish) recently if you look hard. I think the price will drop further when 9xxx comes out. Or even old 6xx stock are out, amd should drop 7xxx cards considerably. Your 300 will be well spent by then.
     

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