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New graphic card

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Adrian Falcon, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Adrian Falcon

    Adrian Falcon

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    Hi everyone!
    Two years ago I bought an AMD Radeon HD 7770, but talking with several people, I've noticed that it hasn't the performance it should. I have 200€ (260$) to spend in a new graphic card to play Project Cars, Assetto Corsa and rFactor 2 in max settings. I've thought in a R9 270x but I want to hear other opinions. I'm also interested if there is any possibility to have bottleneck with my processor.
    My pc specifications:
    -Processor: Intel Core i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz
    -Graphic card: AMD Radeon HD 7770 Series 1024 mb
    -RAM: 8gb
    -Motherboard: P8Z77-M PRO

    Cheers.
     
  2. Bokonon

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    Your other option at that price point is the GTX 760, it runs slightly faster in many games, and uses less power. Also it is a GTX, so it could even help you drive faster ;)
    edit: Don't worry about your processor bottlenecking the card either. The frames you lose compared with a top end cpu will be in the single figures.
     
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  3. LazyBug

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    PowerColor R9 285 Turbo Duo Review $249 --> Link
    Good luck.
     
  4. Adrian Falcon

    Adrian Falcon

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    I'm doubting in a R9 280 or a GTX 770. Theoretically Project Cars and rFactor 2 are optimized for Nvidia cards. What do you think guys?
     
  5. Bokonon

    Bokonon

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    Out of those two cards, I'd go for the gtx 770 every time, I'm close to pulling the trigger on one of those myself.
     
  6. Richard Hessels

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    I have a very fast GTX 670, that comes close to the stock GTX770 in term of performance, combined with a beefy i7 CPU @ 4.4ghz.
    But none of the videocards mentioned above are capable to do pCars or Asetto Corsa with everything maxed out and a full field of cars at 1920x1080 with minimum of 60 fps.
    So start saving up a bit more if and go for a 780GTX (TI) or better.
     
  7. Ho3n3r

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    I got an R9 280x. Haven't experienced any issues, performance or otherwise, in rFactor 2, AC, or indeed any other game. ;)
     
  8. Adrian Falcon

    Adrian Falcon

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    Hi Dewald, do you play rF2 and AC on max settings with a R9 280x?
     
  9. Ho3n3r

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    Not max, no, but the same settings I played it on with my 670. Pretty high nonetheless.

    Say Medium for opponent detail, AA on X4 I think, and shadows = medium, and shadow blur off. The rest pretty much max. Gets about 80-120 FPS at the most demanding tracks.
     
  10. assettonoob

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    I have a HD7770 it will do Crysis 2 at 1600x900 at 60hz with tessellation disabled but it's crippled to 30hz at 1920x1080 whatever you do. :(
    If you're in the UK you can buy an R9 270 (tuned HD7870) for £100-120 and it's the best deal right now. You even get some games thrown in. I don't think Nvidia have been competitive on price this year but I guess they will cut their prices in time.
     
  11. Desmond Checkley

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    I'm also looking for a new card to run these games on high specs I have a
    i7-2600 cpu @ 3.40ghz 8gb ram I'm using a GeForce GTX 550ti.
    I play on my 32" tv any advice would be great