HI all, right now i have the following rig setup:
Machine name: LOTT33HOME-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55A-UD4P
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8188MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
My question is there are 3 main games I am interested(Dungeon Siege III, The Witcher 2, and Diablo 3(if it comes out this year) in playing this year, and as a perfectionist, i like them to look as good as possible. Also I am on somewhat of a budget and can't afford top of the line.
My current graphics card, xfx gtx 260 product code: GX-260N-ADBF is great and I am now able to run SC2 on Ultra and stable at 60fps. But I know the demands on video card high settings only increase as the technology moves forward.
SO, my question is do I uprade to the GTX 260, I have thought about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... But I have heard there has been some increase interest in the ATI. I wouldn't even know what the equivalent ATI card to the GTX 460 would be. But my main use for graphics is for gaming, so I just want to get some feedback on what others are doing for graphics, in particular the gaming market. And I figured if you had my system info, based on components and setup that might help narrow down the card that would work best. Thanks ahead of time for any of those that offer suggestions.
an amd 6850 is equivelant to a gtx460, in most cases its a little faster. Im not sure if you will notice much of an upgrade over a gtx260 though. You should be looking at a gtx560 or amd 6950 IMO to make an upgrade worth while.
so would i be better off overclocking my gtx 260 for now until the gtx 560's come down in price? Right now i have it at stock settings it is the xfx gtx 260 black edition so i know its made to be overclocked. Or is overclocking overated, and not get as much of a performance burst as some say? Sorry i am new the graphics end of computing. I have been repairing and building them for years, customizing for gaming is new to me still. Thanks for your help by the way.
The GTX460 is only mildly faster than the GTX260. I think you would be disappointed by the upgrade.
If you are going to make a jump, make it a significant jump, like to at least a GTX560ti, or GTX 570.
As you can see the 460 768mb and the SE version are on the same level as the 260 with the 1gig 460 being a tier higher.TYo make an upgrade worthwghile the new card should be at least 2 tiers higher.so go for the 560 ti.the 460 and the 6850 are not worth it.
The AMD equivalent for the 560 ti is the 6950 which you can unlock into a 6970 but I am not sure whether you can do that now.I would still get the 560 ti because of physx and as the games you are gonna play are nvidia dominated games.