I just bought a Palit GTX 460 2GB at Frys electronics yesterday for a new gaming rig i will be building. i had previously not done any research on this until i got home. now i am beginning to wish i had gotten the New GTX 560 Ti 1GB. The 560 is only $20 more than what i paid for my 460 2gb.
My PC will have:
- Core i7 2600K or i5 2500K (i will overclock)
- 1155 Asus Sabertooth motherboard
- 900W-1000W PS (i am planning on doing quad SLi when i can afford it)
- 6GB Corsair 1600Mhz dual channel RAM
I only have bought the graphics card. i am very indecisive and now i am worried that i bought the wrong card because i read that most games don't use more than 900MB VRAM and 2GB is necessary for only super-hardcore photo/video editors.
I will play/do the following with my PC:
- GTA 4 and GTA 5 when it comes out
- Crysis and Crysis 2
- Elder Scrolls V
- Call of Duty games
- Dirt 2, NFS: Shift etc.
- Flight Sim X
- a little Photoshop
- a little Premiere Pro
i want to play all those games at 1920x1080 at maximum settings w/AA at at least 40FPS minimum. i don't care much about rendering times in PS and PR
will this be enough? am i better off with GTX 560 Ti 1GB or even a GTX 560 2GB (palit makes that too)
I paid $229 for my 460 2GB. 560 2GB is $279
I heard that you to max out GTA IV including View distance you need more than 1GB..... bottom line....
recommend any other capable GPU's if you believe they could serve all my purposes better or more cost effectively. ATi or Nvidia since i haven't yet purchased my mobo. please nothing over $300 unless its really worth it
Thanks so much
you can also make some edits to my rig and recommend better, cheaper parts for me
Look at the card and notice only one sli connector. The same applies to crossfire. You need to have two connectors to have tri or quad sli/crossfire. If you need the raw performance and higher quality then go for the 560. Palit is a junky brand with their low quality cooling on their cards.
The only current gen cards that support Quad SLI are the GTX 480, 470, 580 and 570. All other cards only support dual SLI.
2GB will only give you an advantage is you are running at high resolutions, such as 2500x1600, or multi-monitor setups. The 1GB card should be good for you unless you want to run one of those aformentioned high-res setups.