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    Default Best GPU for around $500?

    I am currently running 2X HD 7850 AMD cards and they are OK, I can run most high end games on medium to high settings with Anti Aliasing and VSYNC off

    What's a good GPU for my system around $500?

    Currently running:
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    Vengeance Pro 16GB 1866 (4X4)

    On a side note, would I be better off with 2X8GB memory Vs 4X4?

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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    Boy, best GPU around that price is gonna be between the GTX 980 or the R9 Fury. Really depends on what monitor resolution you'll be running.

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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    Thanks, those are two I've been looking at a lot. I'm just hoping a $500 card will make me happy over my 2 X 200 cards. I currently play Witcher 3 as well as a lot of open world games that are in development like Rust. They don't often support AMD crossfire, for instance. I think they are more geared towards nVidia cards. Although I have a full AMD system otherwise, I'm seriously thinking about not going with AMD on my GPA this round. Not sure yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomerang View Post
    Thanks, those are two I've been looking at a lot. I'm just hoping a $500 card will make me happy over my 2 X 200 cards. I currently play Witcher 3 as well as a lot of open world games that are in development like Rust. They don't often support AMD crossfire, for instance. I think they are more geared towards nVidia cards. Although I have a full AMD system otherwise, I'm seriously thinking about not going with AMD on my GPA this round. Not sure yet.
    You know, I can make this easier. For 1080p, the gtx 980 is probably the best bet, but at 4k the fury will probably be better.

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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    I have a standard 1080 monitor. I guess with your point it means go with the Fury if I want to upgrade the monitor later

    thanks!

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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    R9 390X was the choice, about $430.00
    I cannot beleive how awesome this card is compared to what I had. I never realized how badly my last GPU setup was holding back my gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomerang View Post
    R9 390X was the choice, about $430.00
    I cannot beleive how awesome this card is compared to what I had. I never realized how badly my last GPU setup was holding back my gaming.
    Nice! What variant did you end up with?

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    This guy:

    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - AMD - PCI Express Solution - Radeon? R9 300 series - GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD

    I like Gigabyte, their GPU fans are the quietest I've used. Very powerful card, handles everything on high or ultra. Getting 150-200FPS in Team Fortress 2.
    Not sure frame rates yet, but it is handling Rainbow Six Siege without a hiccup or a blur. Witcher 3 max settings. I can see every individual raindrop bounce off Geralt's armor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomerang View Post
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    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - AMD - PCI Express Solution - Radeon? R9 300 series - GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD

    I like Gigabyte, their GPU fans are the quietest I've used. Very powerful card, handles everything on high or ultra. Getting 150-200FPS in Team Fortress 2.
    Not sure frame rates yet, but it is handling Rainbow Six Siege without a hiccup or a blur. Witcher 3 max settings. I can see every individual raindrop bounce off Geralt's armor.

    Sounds like a good choice. I've had a lot of good experience with R9-280X OC and, Tri-X R9-290X cards.

    My second EVGA GTX-980Ti SC comes in this week. They will both go into my i7-4790K system in SLI.

    I can't wait.

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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    Boomerang, what are your thoughts now about the card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftex View Post
    Boomerang, what are your thoughts now about the card?
    It's the best and most you need for the money and any game on the market today and for a couple years to come. I would not spend the extra cash for an Nvidia card. It's not worth it. Period. The AMD R9 390X will exceed any requirements for smooth gaming you'll need for years, with beautiful everything.

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    Thank you Sir

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    I was thinking nvidia but I should stay open to the r9 if the right deal comes along.

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    Boomerang, you still using standard 1080 monitor? And what graphics card were you using before upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftex View Post
    I was thinking nvidia but I should stay open to the r9 if the right deal comes along.
    The R9 390X is still $100 cheaper than the Nvidia equivalent. I got mine for I think $430? I think it's about $400 now. I'm telling you, friend; the Nvidia Will Not Make Your Gaming Experience Better. period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftex View Post
    Boomerang, you still using standard 1080 monitor? And what graphics card were you using before upgrade?
    Yes, 1080p. I had a pair of HD 7850's before. Like I said, I would not pay for more than this. It is well more than enough.

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