Let me start off by saying I am fairly new to PC's and recently left the consoles. I've been a PC fan for about a year now and need to upgrade my HP Envy-1520t. I would rather not have to build a new PC from scratch (yet) but rather just add to this one. I've opened it up and installed a second hard drive and decided to do some more work.
I need a GPU that will allow me to play and record at 60+ frames using DXTORY. I'll list some of the games below. Any suggestions?
DayZ Mod (Arma 2)
DayZ Breaking Point (Arma 3)
Basically high end games.
CPU: i7 - 3770 @ 3.4ghz
GPU: AMD Radeon 8750 HD (Replacing)
2 1TB Hardrive (WD and Seagate)
600w PSU (Not sure which brand)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800
OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Standard HP Case
I was also wondering what "SLI" is, from what I've read it seems it has to do with dual graphic cards. What are the benefits of having two and is it really worth it?
Sorry it's so lengthy, just wanted the best possible answer. If anymore info is needed just post below.
I should add that I am only running 1 monitor at the moment and will be for quite some time, however in the future I may get another. I am also on the fence about overclocking, more leaning towards not doing it at all. I simply don't know enough and would hate to ruin a very expensive component due to stupidity.
If budget is limited then get GTX760, also check prices of GTX770, maybe You could get it. Don't know how much impact DXTORY have on performance but NVidia have shadowplay feature witch works rather good in recording for me at least.
SLI, yes it can be used to pair 2-3-4 cards, but You need motherboard that supports it and rather good PSU, with YOur budged i don't think this is the option.
Resolution is also a question, if 1080p most games should be playable 60 FPS with GTX 760, but to keep const 60+ 770 is better option.
I don't want to play in dual monitor mode, but it would be nice to have a game running on one monitor and maps or a quick google tab open on the other. This is second though and not as important. The next PC I own will be a built one and I'll have all the bells and whistles then.
770 superclocked would be even better for the 20 more bucks it costs and overclocking is super easy when you are ready for a boost but a 770 sc will come with a guaranteed oc which you will love, also a gtx 670 is right in between 760 and 770 performance at $250 new if you can find one (proud 1+ year 670 user oc'd)