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DirectX 11 cards - worth it?

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October 19, 2010 3:46:47 AM

Hi all,

With the GTX 400s and ATI's 5000s (and soon 6000s) series supporting DirectX 11; how important do you think getting a supporting card is? Afterall, you can get a pretty good GTX 295 very cheap.

For me I intend playing next year Diablo 3, Dragon Age 2 and Might & Magic: Heroes 6 which I am not so sure will use DirectX 11 let alone 10.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 5:33:25 AM

Well, if your current is just fine and you are satisfy with it's performance then it's not worth then, GTX295 is still a fast card even for today standard...
The only problem perhaps is just power consumption and heat itself...

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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 5:37:50 AM
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Sometimes it doesn't depend on the DX, but the processing power of the card and the power usage.

For instance, the GTX 295 you mentioned. It might be cheaper, but it draws a lot of power and puts out a lot of heat.

There are better newer cards out there that uses less power but has more processing power.
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October 19, 2010 5:53:26 AM

If possible describe about powerful cards producing less heat.
a c 376 U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 6:31:15 AM

gauravtushir said:
If possible describe about powerful cards producing less heat.

Given a small overclock the HD5870 is on par with the GTX 295 while using much less power/giving off much less heat, especially at idle. Same applies to an HD5850 with a large OC.
October 19, 2010 8:03:45 AM

wa1 said:
Well, if your current is just fine and you are satisfy with it's performance then it's not worth then, GTX295 is still a fast card even for today standard...
The only problem perhaps is just power consumption and heat itself...


Yeah, good point. In a standard ATX setup like mine with standard cooling fans, heat does become a problem.
a c 376 U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 8:21:35 AM

What is the rest of your system(cpu/power supply/current card/native resolution)?
October 27, 2010 9:48:28 AM

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a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 9:58:53 AM

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just get the nVidia gtx460 and be done with it..


AMD 6850 is the better deal.
a c 271 U Graphics card
November 8, 2010 12:08:14 PM

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