Hey guys I want to upgrade to a video card from my old 7900GTX card and I don't know what I should get I don't intend on spending like 400 bucks for this thing but I want a nice card which performs really well at lower resolutions. I don't hate ATi but let's just say that I have had my fair share of ATi problems in the past and I want a solution with NVIDIA cards if possible and within my budget lower then 400 bucks.
It looks like a really good competitive card with the very high end cards out there now beating the gx2 and the gtx 260 in most tests and almost upto par with the gtx280, now as far as heat consumption goes, OCing and everything?
and like I said I play at much lower resolutions then on those tests usually 1280x1024.
yes, definitely the 8800GTS G92 was the best card for price/performance back in the 8000 series.
EVGA cards are usually a bit more expensive because of their step up program, you could prolly find some other brands that go for less.
as far as i know, OC-ing your CPU to a higher clock speed will give you dramatically better performance compared to you just OC-ing the vid. card and leaving the CPU alone. OC-ing a vid. card is a little bit more hard than a CPU, as you have to deal with artifacts and changing the card's video BIOS and such if you were to really want a good OC out of it. and then the heat issue and noise issue, because usually people either turn their fans really high with RivaTuner or they go for a water cooling system.
there are programs that gives you minor OC's, but nothing dramatic where you would see desirable increase in FPS.
that is why CPU's such as the E8400/8500 are so great for gaming, their clock speed are so insanely high.
and it is much better priced, come Christmas time might get a new mobo and card and SLi them idk yet, might not need to or just upgrade later on with another single slot solution, may not need for for like awhile though.
Any more advice for my gamer's needs at lower resolutions 1280x1024 res, I want to play games really smooth no stuttering and what not, I don't want a hot card and a humongous card either, something with a good warranty would be awesome too.
I know now that I don't need a GTX 200 series card that would be overkill as well as the newest radeons at my lower resolutions basically the cheaper 8800GTS G92 KO edition looks really enticing at 169.99 performing better then a stock 9800GTX and is smaller and only 1 PCI-E slot