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Best graphics card for value at 2k resolution

first im gonna post my specs then ask the question.

My Specs: AMD Phenom II x6 @ 4.2GHz, 16GB CAS7 DDR3 1600, 90GB SSD (OS and General apps), 180 GB SSD (Virtualbox & Games), 1.5TB (Mass storage, music, movies etc.), Geforce GTX650ti Boost 1GB @ 1100/1433/1165, (Physx card) 9400GS 1GB, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

I run all my games @ 1920x1200 with near-max settings at an avg of 40 - 50fps --> Unreal III, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Skyrim (High-res texture pack), World of Tanks etc., on most titles i use 2x AA and always use full AF, but...

Im wanting to go up to a 2K (Dell 30" or 27") Main Monitor. What graphics card upgrade would have that same general performance at that resolution?

Single card and Nvidia suggestions only please.
And nothing priced above $500.00

if it means anything im running a dual monitor setup; a 27" ASUS A-IPS and a 24" Dell S-PVA
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  1. http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-WINDFORCE-Graphics-GV-N770OC-4GD/dp/B00CU9GOAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392072019&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+770+4gb

    no question. 100$ under your budget a massive 4gb gdr5 bus. if you sli another one of the bad boys it will out perform the 700$ 780 ti by a mile even the 770 sli has higher gdr5 memory then a 780 ti sli( sli 3xgb cards x2 = 6gb gdr5) (770 sli 8gb gdr5) you get the point. memory is what matters when it comes to higher resolution then standard.
  2. Jumping up to 2k is definitely going to require a bit more juice in a GPU.
    I previously owned a GTX 770 for around $400, and it worked wonders for some new releases like Battlefield 4.
    I have only heard good things about it.

    I would recommend that, or anything comparable to that, being a 7950 ro R9 280x for the AMD spectrum.

    The lowest i would go for 2K gaming would be 2GB of VRAM, and a 256 - 384 bit memory interface.
  3. emj said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-WINDFORCE-Graphics-GV-N770OC-4GD/dp/B00CU9GOAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392072019&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+770+4gb

    no question. 100$ under your budget a massive 4gb gdr5 bus. if you sli another one of the bad boys it will out perform the 700$ 780 ti by a mile even the 770 sli has higher gdr5 memory then a 780 ti sli( sli 3xgb cards x2 = 6gb gdr5) (770 sli 8gb gdr5) you get the point. memory is what matters when it comes to higher resolution then standard.


    Just so you know when using SLI or Crossfire the memory is not added together its mirrored. For example if you SLI or crossfire 2,3, or even 4 3Gb cards you still only get 3Gb of usable vram as the memory is cloned across the cards.
  4. FYI ive mede a few revisions (forgot some information)
  5. bignastyid said:
    emj said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-WINDFORCE-Graphics-GV-N770OC-4GD/dp/B00CU9GOAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392072019&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+770+4gb

    no question. 100$ under your budget a massive 4gb gdr5 bus. if you sli another one of the bad boys it will out perform the 700$ 780 ti by a mile even the 770 sli has higher gdr5 memory then a 780 ti sli( sli 3xgb cards x2 = 6gb gdr5) (770 sli 8gb gdr5) you get the point. memory is what matters when it comes to higher resolution then standard.


    Just so you know when using SLI or Crossfire the memory is not added together its mirrored. For example if you SLI or crossfire 2,3, or even 4 3Gb cards you still only get 3Gb of usable vram as the memory is cloned across the cards.


    really? I suppose I could see that if you were running a single monitor set up but I beg to differ for eyefinity/nvidia surrond. I could be wrong but then again the 770 will murder pretty much any game no matter the settings/reasonable resolution on a single display.
  6. if you don't plan on doing any of that shit just get the 780 clear choice.
  7. but still the 770 with 4 gb gdr5 could perform better then the 780 at 3gb at higher resolutions who knows.
  8. The 770 is good for 2k but do not expect max settings in all games. You will be playing at more like high not ultra.

    And yes, the memory claim is correct. It DOES NOT add up. It simply is mirrored. for example 2 gtx 770's at 4gb each will only actually have 4gb memory still.

    If you really wan max settings at 2k, you NEED a 780.
  9. due to the price im leaning toward the 770 how well would it run BF4? no AA is fine but i really like details. :D
  10. Best answer
    Jerad Woody said:
    due to the price im leaning toward the 770 how well would it run BF4? no AA is fine but i really like details. :D


    Don't expect ultra at 60fps at 2k res but high settings should be good for 60fps.
  11. good answer good solution :) but i have a new challenge can you go cheaper? (its ok if you cant) reduced settings welcome)

    mabey a good overclocker (this Ti OCes like a beast), for example; I ran 24 hours of Unigine Heaven on max settings on this and didnt crash it :P

    Your on your way to helping me make a good decision, thank you.
  12. Are you talking about going cheaper on the GPU or the whole build?

    Because a phenom 2 x6 will bottleneck a gtx770 a bit and gtx780 a decent amount at high resolutions.
  13. Nah GPU, it may be strange but im sticking with the Phenom II untill it is no longer relevant, then i will upgrade the CPU. my goal is to "Queeze" it to death so to speak. before upgrading the CPU.

    So "a bit" would be fine if it made a palatable differance.
  14. The gtx770 will perform fine in most games but some games like BF4 and other CPU heavy games will limit its performance at 2k resolutions. I would get the 770 if you plan to game at 2k, nothing lower really.
  15. Noted; any particular model? something highly overclockable?
  16. Gigabyte Windforce, MSI lightning, Evga classified, or Asus DC2.
  17. bignastyid said:
    Gigabyte Windforce, MSI lightning, Evga classified, or Asus DC2.


    Agreed.
    Almost anything with an aftermarket cooler from a reputable manufacturer.
  18. If you plan on adding a second card for SLI, depending on how your PCI lanes are laid out, it would be better for heat dissipation to get blower style cards.
  19. i found a really good deal from a friend, a GTX680 for $200.00 its factory overclocked, Good deal?
  20. Factory overclocked means nothing. It will perform the same as any other 680. D0n't let that fool you.

    Yes, that is a VERY good price for that card.
  21. bignastyid said:
    emj said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-WINDFORCE-Graphics-GV-N770OC-4GD/dp/B00CU9GOAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392072019&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+770+4gb

    no question. 100$ under your budget a massive 4gb gdr5 bus. if you sli another one of the bad boys it will out perform the 700$ 780 ti by a mile even the 770 sli has higher gdr5 memory then a 780 ti sli( sli 3xgb cards x2 = 6gb gdr5) (770 sli 8gb gdr5) you get the point. memory is what matters when it comes to higher resolution then standard.


    Just so you know when using SLI or Crossfire the memory is not added together its mirrored. For example if you SLI or crossfire 2,3, or even 4 3Gb cards you still only get 3Gb of usable vram as the memory is cloned across the cards.


    Yea I went to college for Computer Science and work and a network engineer now and I find it so funny I always am reading up on new hardware and whatnot and I literally LOL all the time because people just post rediculous stuff all the time and act like they are experts and give advice that is just wrong. Like the above poster stated Memory on SLI set up is not doubled it only uses the memory from the first card. This is a drawback of SLI and it is always better to have a stronger single card then SLI if possible because of that. for 2k monitor it depends on what games you are running and what your expectations are for them. When I game I like to have AA all the way up and filtering all the way up. If you already have an GTX 770 it woul be cheaper to get a second one and call it done. If you do not i would recommend an 780Ti and get a second later on down the road. IMHO it is always better to get the best single card you can afford then a couple years later when prices drop and you can get another one used or something then pick up a second one. The problem IMO with people who get a midrange card and SLI it when they are new is you have no where to go in a couple years exept buying a new card where if you get a better single card you can sli it later.
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