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Will my PC be able to run next gen games?

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August 1, 2013 2:12:00 PM

I'm ok with medium to high settings but not low and I don't like resolutions lower than 1366x768. 1920x1080 is my maximum resolution. I'd like to be able to run games like Assassin's Creed 4, Battlefield 4, Crysis 4, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Watch Dogs. I've been playing Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light and they run great.

My specs:
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
FX 8120 at 4GHz(can't overclock higher due to VRMs)
8GB of 1333MHz Gskill value RAM
GTX 470 in SLI
Corsair 750TX power supply
Also I have a 2TB HDD, a small SSD, and a 250GB HDD.

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August 1, 2013 2:16:35 PM

Yes! But I'd recommend selling the 470s and buying a single GTX 760
August 1, 2013 2:30:47 PM

griptwister said:
Yes! But I'd recommend selling the 470s and buying a single GTX 760


That would certainly help with the heat but I think it would be a little bit of a downgrade performance wise. I got these last year from ebay only $100 each. They are very good for the price but my concern is that I might need more vRAM soon. Benchmarks seem to suggest they perform like a GTX 670 at stock and like a GTX 680 at 800MHz. From what I understand the GTX 760 was built to replace the 660 ti. If I replace the cards I would like to spend no more than $250 and get better performance than I get now. I'm not sure the GTX 760 can do that.

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August 1, 2013 2:50:43 PM
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That's why I recommended the 760. VRAM will be an issue. Also, having a single card is better than having two. Nothing scales perfectly in the PC world. But lets not forget, your VRAM will limit your settings so you'll get more FPS, but lose some of your eye candy. I find myself getting near full usage of my 2Gb vram on my HD 7870 Ghz. I highly recommend you upgrade to a single card. My HD 7870 with my old Phenom II x4 840 is able to play most games on High-Very High settings. Except Crysis 3, I get frame latency in that game like you wouldn't believe. I Imagine that because the 760 is faster, you'd get an EVEN better experience.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 1, 2013 3:49:21 PM

griptwister said:
That's why I recommended the 760. VRAM will be an issue. Also, having a single card is better than having two. Nothing scales perfectly in the PC world. But lets not forget, your VRAM will limit your settings so you'll get more FPS, but lose some of your eye candy. I find myself getting near full usage of my 2Gb vram on my HD 7870 Ghz. I highly recommend you upgrade to a single card. My HD 7870 with my old Phenom II x4 840 is able to play most games on High-Very High settings. Except Crysis 3, I get frame latency in that game like you wouldn't believe. I Imagine that because the 760 is faster, you'd get an EVEN better experience.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


After reviewing benchmarks it seems tempting but I will try and hold off until at least the HD 9000 series. I believe it might be something worth waiting for.

August 1, 2013 4:32:29 PM

Yeah man!!! The 9000 series is going to be using GCN 2.0. Nvidia was NOT expecting that. LOL!
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