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Upgrading my Graphic card. Need suggestions pls.

Hello,

Wondering if anyone can help me determine what graphic card I should upgrade to. As of now, I have a gtx 560 ti, I am not looking for top of the line performance, more like best value for my dollar. I have been looking at the gtx 670 and the gtx 760, when comparing it looks like the 670 out performs the 760 which brings me to another question and I apologize if this sounds ignorant.. but is that possible ? is it possible for the 600 series to out perform the 700 series ?

I have been able to find a gtx 670 windforce x3 for 200$, is this a good deal ? is there something better i should be looking at ?

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me out
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  1. Is your GTX 560Ti not performing well enough? What resolution and game are you playing? What is your power supply?
  2. 670 does infact out perform the 760, by a fair bit even. i would like to say the 760 is far more energy efficient, but it isnt. 670 is simply a better card

    what you have to look at here is the x60 vs x70. yes the 670 is a generation older but it is also a tier higher.

    one thing in favour of a 760 is overclocking though. they overclock like a beast whereas the 670 does not achieve such high clocks. if you want to push the cards, the 760 could match or even beat a 670.
  3. damric said:
    Is your GTX 560Ti not performing well enough? What resolution and game are you playing? What is your power supply?


    Hey,

    My 560 performs well however there is a few titles that i play such as batman where i lose resolution. example, when performing combo attacks between enemies the picture will break depending on how fast my character is moving. Also, I just purchased watch dogs and am noticing a lot of lag after playing for a few hours. It gets to the point where its unplayable and I have to restart my system (I imagine this isnt good for my gpu). My power supply is thermaltake 750w and i believe my resolution is 1920 × 1080 (full screen on my 40 inch).
  4. watch dogs is heavily bound by cpu limitations. ive also heard of stuttering issues for people with beastly machines using a hdd instead of a ssd.

    for watchdogs to run well you want a high end cpu, ssd and decent gpu

    it ran well on my system and my video card is quite old but my cpu is a beast and i have a ssd.
  5. Either of those cards is a worthy upgrade then.

    Isn't the GTX 760 GK104 based? Are they the same? I'll have to look that one up.
  6. 760 is infact gk104, as is a 670. 670 is beefier in regards to shaders and whatnot, 760 overclocks better.
  7. neon neophyte said:
    670 does infact out perform the 760, by a fair bit even. i would like to say the 760 is far more energy efficient, but it isnt. 670 is simply a better card

    what you have to look at here is the x60 vs x70. yes the 670 is a generation older but it is also a tier higher.

    one thing in favour of a 760 is overclocking though. they overclock like a beast whereas the 670 does not achieve such high clocks. if you want to push the cards, the 760 could match or even beat a 670.


    neon neophyte said:
    watch dogs is heavily bound by cpu limitations. ive also heard of stuttering issues for people with beastly machines using a hdd instead of a ssd.

    for watchdogs to run well you want a high end cpu, ssd and decent gpu

    it ran well on my system and my video card is quite old but my cpu is a beast and i have a ssd.


    I've been trying to respond but it doesn't seem to be posting. I was saying that I wouldn't really know where to begin with overclocking. From what ive read it can be very bad for you graphic card? shorten its life span at times?

    I don't want to mess with things I dont quite understand, that said, the 760's overclocking abilities is irrelevant in my case. The 670 its is! Question, is 200$ a decent price? and is there a big difference in between the windforce and the standard model ? is it just cooling capabilities ?

    Im running a i5 2500 3.3 ghz with a 2 tb hdd.
  8. Best answer
    200 dollars is a good price for sure.

    the windforce card has a better cooler and is overclocked a fair bit naturally. ie, it is a faster card without you needing to play with overclocking.

    i say go for it
  9. neon neophyte said:
    200 dollars is a good price for sure.

    the windforce card has a better cooler and is overclocked a fair bit naturally. ie, it is a faster card without you needing to play with overclocking.

    i say go for it



    Great! thanks to everyone that who helped out. A solution has been found. :)
  10. neon neophyte said:
    200 dollars is a good price for sure.

    the windforce card has a better cooler and is overclocked a fair bit naturally. ie, it is a faster card without you needing to play with overclocking.

    i say go for it



    one last question; is my cpu okay for the gaming I am doing, or should i be looking at upgrading it ?
  11. for the most part, it is more than adequate. watchdogs could very well be a bit bigger of a bite than it can chew though. it'll be close. i say try the gpu solution out and then re-assess from there.
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