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Upgrading Graphics card...what would be best for my current system?

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September 3, 2013 6:34:42 AM

I'd like to upgrade the graphics card to the appropriate model without running into bottlenecks or over/under spending. I looked at the best graphics list and wasn't sure which will give me the best bang for the buck for my current system. My motherboard doesn't support SLI and I don't plan on upgrading the processor or mobo. Thanks!

Intel Core i7 2600K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB (using 1920x1200 60hz monitor)
ASUS P8P67 LE
8GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair XMS3 Series
600W Corsair CX600 V2
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September 3, 2013 6:49:41 AM

Might be worth looking at either the 760 or the 770. It really depends how much you're willing to spend; a 760 will give you awesome frames at 1080p, the 770 will give you more, but if you personally don't believe that the performance increase is worth it, there's no point in upgrading.

760s start out at around £180, and a 770 will cost you at least £300.
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September 3, 2013 6:56:45 AM

houldendub said:
Might be worth looking at either the 760 or the 770. It really depends how much you're willing to spend; a 760 will give you awesome frames at 1080p, the 770 will give you more, but if you personally don't believe that the performance increase is worth it, there's no point in upgrading.

760s start out at around £180, and a 770 will cost you at least £300.


Thanks, and my monitor resolution is 1920x1200..not sure if that makes a big difference.

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September 3, 2013 7:00:25 AM

For an upgrade that would be worth the money over your gtx570, I would suggest a GTX 770 from Nvidia or a HD7970 from AMD. You didn't say what kind of budget you have so I didn't factor in the price for those two cards. The AMD card runs just over $300 now since the recent price drops, and the GTX 770 is still priced high since it only came out a couple months ago. The Nvidia card will set you back around $400.

Here is a comparison of the two cards, with your current GTX 570 included for comparison as well: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/compa...

PS: I was a bit surprised on how well the GTX 570 still holds up compared to the newer cards...You might want to go to a GTX 780 instead, but it will set you back quite a bit more money.
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