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GTX 660 @ 2560x1440 - Looking for an upgrade

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October 15, 2013 4:40:04 AM

Hi Tom's Hardware people,

I recently purchased a QNIX Q2710 27" 1440p monitor and my current GTX 660 is really, really struggling. I am able to just about play BF4 at this resolution but only if I drop all my settings or almost all of them to "Low" and I'm still not as competitive as when I'm playing at 1080p.

Someone mentioned that 7970 prices have suddenly dropped (http://www.idealo.co.uk/awp/3948068.html) and it seems like they've dropped a solid £50 or more, which is tempting.

Can anyone recommend a good card for 1440p gaming, or just give me some advice as to when would be a good time to buy a new card.

Thanks a lot

Chris

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October 15, 2013 4:45:36 AM

If you had money, and enough PSU, i would go with Gtx 680 sli setup or Gtx780.
but i would recommend Gtx680 since the price of it dropped.
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October 15, 2013 4:58:06 AM

Sistahopp said:
If you had money, and enough PSU, i would go with Gtx 680 sli setup or Gtx780.
but i would recommend Gtx680 since the price of it dropped.


680s are no good for 2560 x 1440, you want something with 3GB VRAM. BF4 uses 2.5GB VRAM at 1440.

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October 15, 2013 5:28:34 AM

BF4 is still in beta so performance issues are expected since it still isn't optimized. This is so even if you use the beta drivers. Gtx 660 won't max a lot of games at 1080p. That's just the fact.
For 1440p, I would suggest a gtx 780 or an r9 290x (based on benchmarks I've seen)
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