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Best graphics card for games at 1080p

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 25, 2011 5:13:10 PM

I game on my 60" HDTV, 1080p. I do not need a graphics card that can give you 559087 x 208934 (I know, I'm just trying to make a point!). I do want the graphics card to be DX11 and maybe even DX12 capable when it does come out.
What should I be shopping for? $500 - $700 is OK.

a c 1316 U Graphics card
June 25, 2011 7:09:56 PM

GTX560 ti or HD6950 would be sensible choices but your budget allows for HD6990 or GTX590
a c 355 U Graphics card
June 25, 2011 7:16:27 PM

DX12 will likely require new circuitry in the graphics core and it probably won't be out for a while.
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2011 11:05:05 PM

I'd say either pick up a 590, 6990, even a 580 would do. You could also sli some 560's or 6970's if that works in your set up.
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2011 12:36:42 AM

With his budget he might as well future proof it. Do the msi gtx 580 lightning. One of the best single card performers out there...
June 26, 2011 1:19:18 AM

I doubt dx12 will be out for another few years, games havnt even started using full dx11 yet :p 

I would get a 6950 reference card and flash > 6970 :D 

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a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2011 5:19:04 AM

Why do people keep on suggesting the 6970 when his budget allows for a 580 or even a 590? Oh well... your choice
July 3, 2011 7:45:40 PM

Thanx for all your replies. I got my son a GTX580 SC when I built his PC. He said it crushes every game he had. I decided to do the SLI thing with two GTX 580 3072 mb cards.

What kept confusing me was, when I would read reviews about graphic cards, seems all test were done at the highest resolution possible by each card. I did not know if I needed a such cards only using my 1080p HDTV.

What the heck, I could afford these GTX 580 3072 mb, so I went with them. But I would think your answers will help others beside myself.

Thanx a bunch.
July 3, 2011 7:47:28 PM

Best answer selected by Sir_Tuc.