Game, for starters SC2 performance is passable but gets laggy in large battles. I have a HD 3870 at the moment btw
I'm going to try to OC it to 3.0Ghz, never OCed before but with a BE, Overdrive and the guides here it shouldn't be too difficult I imagine. I think Civ5 will run without a hiccup but I may want to play FFXIV later which from the benchmark program I know will definitely bottleneck, nothing I can do there.
FFXIV is my primary concern as it's CPU intensive, I can't get a brand new PC till next year, so I want to get a video card that maximizes my performance in FFXIV which I know isn't much since my CPU will bottleneck. On 720p I'd like it to be playable though (ya I know FFXIV is poorly written and a big CPU hog).
I'd also like to take into account the next 6 months too, so average overall performance?
1. FFXIV, X2 7750 BE @ 3.0Ghz, no AA, 1280x720, best gpu?
2. General PC Games in the next 6 months, same CPU, no AA, 1280x1024, best gpu?
I guess I'll buy whichever recommended GPU is the faster from the two, thanks guys.