Okay, I currently own an nvidia geforce gtx 260. I have had some issues with it, I get lower fps than my friend with the exact same card and I've had some trouble overclocking it too. The fps difference can be significant or just barely noticeable, i.e. he'll get 40-50 on metro 2033 dx 10 max settings. I only ever hope to get 30-35 same settings, he'll get 30-40 on Just Cause 2 I only get 30-35. Not really a huge issue but annoying nonetheless. I plan on upgrading anyway but I'm wondering if I'll just be wasting my money buying an HD 5770 if I should bite the cost and get an HD 5850 or two 5770s. I'm really quite confused on the matter. I suppose the upgrade is not urgent but in the meantime i'd appreciate some input.
Yeah well my friend actually runs at a higher resolution, 1920x1080 whereas my monitor only allows for 1680x1050. He has the following:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz @ 3.00GHz
4GB DDR2 RAM
and the same card. I'm rather convinced that my card is just a lemon or something but it's too late to do anything about it. I feel that spending $300 on a video card should bring me to a pretty decent level. I don't exactly have a thousand dollars to spend on a videocard alone. I was also intrigued by nvidia's new GTX 460... I appreciate all the help though.