Long time reader, first time poster. I have an EVGA GTX 275 FTW (896MB) edition that I've had for ~2 years. It runs all games I currently play (adequately for most, gets taxed pretty fiercely by a couple of them), but I'm looking at upgrading before BF3 comes out.
So my questions are A) is it worth the upgrade and B) if so, which one is the better bang for the buck card? I've been an Nvidia guy, but am open to ATI if it's going to get me more performance for my dollar. Was looking at the 2GB versions of the 6950 and the GTX 560 ti. I can't find much detail on the next gen cards, so I'm not sure if those are going to be worth the wait vs a GTX 5xx/HD 6xxx series card. Current system specs are below. Budget is <$300. Thoughts?
Looking at these specific cards. For the Radeon, Eyefinity/Flex is not a big concern for me, but I would buy the flex edition simply to have the ability to use it in the future, should I choose to. I do run dual displays, but my second monitor is a small 15 inch used solely for hardware monitoring, etc.
GTX 560Ti ; reason; when newer titles come out, you'll be able to enable the use of physx(if the game played supports it) on par its as good as the 6950 but teh only upper hand any of these cards have is the the GTX 560Ti has Physx...thas a selling point for me. Otherwise, they are the same.
look at this chart and post back with where you find your GTX be located...
Your a good candidate for a GPU upgrade as the GPU to be bought is actually 3 tiers higher than the one you own.
Everything else checks out fine Your all set to put it in your cart.
Edit; you sure you need 2GB? the extra GB is for monitors having res's over 1080p/monitors running over 23"
if your going multi monitor setup, then the 2GB comes into play, very nicely indeed. But if your running only ONE monitor at that res...1GB is plenty for gaming at 1080p btw, what res can you set for the titles you play?
I know, the card I linked is a Ti. The 2GB 6950 and 560 Ti are virtually identical in price, so half of my question was which is the better buy. Seems like they're a wash, unless Physx becomes a much bigger factor in the next 2 years.