Upgrading my graphics card

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  1. NicknackMpogiatz
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    I want to upgrade my graphics card but I am not sure if it is worth it. I currently have a gt 630 and I want to buy a Sapphire R7 260X 1GD5 DP OC because I found it for only 100 euros and from a retailer I trust. It also has a coupon or whatever for two free games. Should I go for it or not? Thanks.
     
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    My opinion is to save up longer for a graphics card over €150. GTX 760 Ti minimum, IMHO.

    Then again, depends on your budget and what you need it for. A 630 is enough for casual gaming, and a 260X is only a small upgrade.
     
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    It seems that currently everyone's recommending the GTX 770 I believe that it will probably be out of your budget though...
     
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    Nevermind. I got it anyway. Is it really not that much of a difference??? From what I have seen it is a very capable mid range card. I even bought a new power supply because when I did the calculations I found that the power supply couldn't handle it (I went for a corsair one). My current GPU for example plays bf4 with almost all settings low at 1080p with a resolution scale of 60% at an average of 40fps and maybe lower. But the benchmarks I found online were talking about playing it at 1080p at high settings at an average of 42.7 fps (using DX11). Moreover it said that it's performance was similar to an gtx 750 but just by a tad bit worse. However they were reviewing the exact same card but it's 2gb counterpart. Does 1gig maker such a difference???