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To what card should I upgrade? (I'm hardware illiterate)

Question asked by badexample1568 on Feb 21, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 24, 2020 by bearcat22

I currently have two AMD Radeon R9 200 / 7900 series cards running on crossfire. The cards are at least 8 years old. I thought the cards were keeping up with present day graphics just fine, until I started playing DCS World again after a break of a few years. Even with graphics settings turned all the way down my machine is struggling. I'm getting 8-22 FPS at best.


I'm looking to upgrade to a newer card, but I'm laughably hardware illiterate. I don't see myself getting into VR, but at some point in the not too distant future I'd like to upgrade my graphics to 1440 or MAYBE 4k, but mostly I just want graphics that will look presentable and still give me a good frame rate. (60 FPS is not a requirement for me.)


My concern is that I don't know how the crossfire cards compare together compare to more recent cards. If I'm going to spend money on an upgrade, I want to make sure I'm actually upgrading, not just getting a single card that isn't much better than the sum of the two that I'm currently running.


I'm willing to spend in the neighborhood of $400, possibly more.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!






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