im considering a $1385 deal on this:
i7 2600k 3.4ghz
nvidia gtx 570 1.2gb
8gb ddr3 pc1600 kingston
If crysis bad company 2 metro 2033 and the upcoming bf3 were to have its settings maxed out plus full AA and 1920x1080.
Would all of them be above 60 fps? meaning the lowest fps would be around 60 for each of them.
I'm not big on AA im satisfied with 2x. So if I decrease it to 2x would all of them's lowest fps be above 60? if its like around the 80s its even better.
Metro and Crysis are indeed hogs, but, are as equally GPU hogs as they are at being CPU hogs...; these two in particular are not games known as being 'easy' to pull a constant 60 fps at, even 'only' at 1080P, and certainly not at max/enthusiast settings.
If anything, I'd drop the cpu selected to a 2500k, and invest the saved $100-$150 into a GTX580 is possible....; twin 560Ti cards in SLI would be even faster yet at 1920x1200 and possibly even above that.
1 gb framebuffer is plenty thru 1920x1200, and even adequate at 2560x1600...
Given an adequate PSU, I'm simply saying twin 560Ti cards are a very nice speed step above a single ref 580...; as 580s are coming down a bit in price, it's a tough all, but, neither will likely be considered slow for quite a while....
^ i got told i didnt need a 640mb 8800gts and only needed a 320mb...... i got the 640mb anyway and it lasted me longer because i went with that. Its fine to say 1gb is enough now...but down the track it may not be.
SLI 560 Ti's will bench higher than single 580, however if you ever want a GPU upgrade again, you will more than likely have to swap both cards where-as if you spent the money now on a single 580, you could add another anytime and 2 580s are easily going to out perform 2 560's but at a cost