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Best card for gaming @ 1680x1050

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September 26, 2011 3:32:13 PM

What would be the ideal card for gaming at 1680x1050 res ?
My budget would be in the region of Rs.20000 - Rs.25000 (roughly $400-$500)
I would love to play titles like Metro2033 , BF3 @ med-high settings . I donot have any preference towards the green or the red team .

I would like to know how the opined card fares against a GTX460 SLI setup @775MHz , 1000MHz , 1550Mhz

Any Indian links to products would be beneficiary (jus to know the costs over here , since i reckon there would be huge margins) :D 

Thanks guys


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September 26, 2011 3:45:29 PM

I would go for a single card if your price range is so high. only reason but Microshuttering is still an issue. its not as bad but its still there and when I see a single card for less run the same game I an always shocked. go GTX570 imo
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September 26, 2011 4:47:49 PM

gsxrme said:
I would go for a single card if your price range is so high. only reason but Microshuttering is still an issue. its not as bad but its still there and when I see a single card for less run the same game I an always shocked. go GTX570 imo


How much does the GTX570 cost ? I already have a GTX460 , so i thought it would be a cheaper solution
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September 26, 2011 8:17:30 PM

Guys please respond , else ive to start a new thread ...which would be a worthwhile upgrade ??
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September 26, 2011 8:34:56 PM

scapegoat_44 said:
How much does the GTX570 cost ? I already have a GTX460 , so i thought it would be a cheaper solution

For 1680x1050 another 460 would probably be the best solution, but you may have to upgrade your PSU. Which one do you have?
EDIT: At this resolution 2x460 should smash anything on max.
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September 26, 2011 8:51:22 PM

scapegoat_44 said:
Guys please respond , else ive to start a new thread ...which would be a worthwhile upgrade ??


dont bump your own thread or you will be scolded
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September 26, 2011 8:53:17 PM

OP:

you need to give more info if you want a proper recommendation...

what are your full system specs, etc?.....
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you need to fill out this form if you want responses, it is located in the top of toms graphics forum, here it is:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/290969-33-advice-choo...
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September 26, 2011 8:59:33 PM

I have an HD5870 and playing at the resolution you mention even Crysis 2 in dx11 and Metro 2033 with all options maxed out easily.

At the current date, I would DEFINATELY reccommend a GTX570, its about 20% faster than my card for dx11 games and even faster in dx9/10 games. At this resolution, the GTX570 will cover you for the next 2 years I belive.
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September 26, 2011 9:03:34 PM

^yeah personally Id recommend 460 sli for the money, but we need to hear about the rest of the ops system first to see if they can even run it... psu/cpu especially
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September 27, 2011 2:02:44 AM

No single GPU card will beat SLI GTX 460's, only the 590, 6990 and maybe that 6870x2 card are faster as single cards, but if you will have to replace your motherboard and PSU to run SLI it won't be a good option for you, hence the requests for more information.

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September 27, 2011 5:32:02 AM

jjb8675309 said:
dont bump your own thread or you will be scolded


Sorry dud , got a bit frustrated with lack of responses . My BAD !!
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September 27, 2011 5:36:56 AM

yyk71200 said:
For 1680x1050 another 460 would probably be the best solution, but you may have to upgrade your PSU. Which one do you have?
EDIT: At this resolution 2x460 should smash anything on max.


My current rig doesnt support SLI . Its just for the rig that i m gonna build later this year . Do you think the SLI setup would handle even the upcoming titles with ease (@ maybe med settings ) ??
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September 27, 2011 5:43:24 AM

fill out the form...
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September 27, 2011 6:04:01 AM

jjb8675309 said:
OP:

you need to give more info if you want a proper recommendation...

what are your full system specs, etc?.....
>>>>
you need to fill out this form if you want responses, it is located in the top of toms graphics forum, here it is:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/290969-33-advice-choo...


Sorry mate , i was slippery..

My current rig :
Core2Quad Q8200 @2.33GHz
Intel DG35EC
ASUS ENGTX460 TOP DirectCU 1gig @ 1360x768
Seagate 160GB HD
iBall Runner 600W ( a local PSU ; but still cost me $70)
4 gigs DDR2 @ 800MHz

The graphic card upgrade is not for my current rig and its for the rig that im gonna build later this year.

Planned config
CPU : Intel core i5 2500K
Mobo : Not sure yet , but definitely one that enables SLI and Xfire
HDD : Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3
Case : Not sure yet ( considering a pretty cheap case )
PSU : Not sure ( I guess my current PSU can hold the setup for a while )
CPU cooler : Hyper 212+
GPU : Either GTX460 SLI or you name it ( I should be able to play BF3 @ med-high settings )
Pretty impressed by the HD6950 & HD6970

Planned month of purchase Dec'11
Any suggestions ??

Thanks guys
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September 27, 2011 6:07:29 AM

tlg said:
I have an HD5870 and playing at the resolution you mention even Crysis 2 in dx11 and Metro 2033 with all options maxed out easily.

At the current date, I would DEFINATELY reccommend a GTX570, its about 20% faster than my card for dx11 games and even faster in dx9/10 games. At this resolution, the GTX570 will cover you for the next 2 years I belive.


GTX570 vs GTX460 SLI Any thoughts ?
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September 27, 2011 6:08:39 AM

benski said:
No single GPU card will beat SLI GTX 460's, only the 590, 6990 and maybe that 6870x2 card are faster as single cards, but if you will have to replace your motherboard and PSU to run SLI it won't be a good option for you, hence the requests for more information.



Yup , have to change my PSU and Mobo for a SLI setup .
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September 27, 2011 6:20:34 PM

460s scale very well in SLI. Only at very high resolutions you may experience significant drop in performance mostly due to 1GB of memory per card.
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September 27, 2011 6:24:38 PM

yyk71200 said:
460s scale very well in SLI. Only at very high resolutions you may experience significant drop in performance mostly due to 1GB of memory per card.


So , thats a GO for GTX460 SLI gaming @ 16x10 ??
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September 27, 2011 6:33:02 PM

I have not found any games yet that use more than 1GB at 1680x1050. Crysis 2 comes close but doesn't quite use a whole gig. SLI 460s are faster than the 6950 or 6970. They also don't use all that much power and a good quality 600w PSU can run 2 of them. I have no clue what kind of PSU an iball runner is though.
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September 27, 2011 7:13:47 PM

scapegoat_44 said:
So , thats a GO for GTX460 SLI gaming @ 16x10 ??

Well, it should last you for some time for sure. The next generation GPUs will come in 2012. Therefore, with 2x460s you'll get great performance now and save money. When you feel that 460s do not do the job, a 570 will also be that way and then you'll upgrade to something from the future generation. Therefore, I would say yes.
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September 27, 2011 7:15:09 PM

benski said:
I have no clue what kind of PSU an iball runner is though.


Its jus a local crap PSU , but can handle a GTX460 not the SLI setup though ( its got a combined 42A on 12V rails )
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September 27, 2011 7:20:48 PM

scapegoat_44 said:
Its jus a local crap PSU , but can handle a GTX460 not the SLI setup though ( its got a combined 42A on 12V rails )

If it is a crap brand PSU, you'll probably want to upgrade it anyway even if you go with 570.
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September 27, 2011 7:39:51 PM

yyk71200 said:
If it is a crap brand PSU, you'll probably want to upgrade it anyway even if you go with 570.

I've already considered getting a new PSU for my proposed rig

BTW, i found this to be pretty impressive
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=305

I was jus wondering since my card came with a factory OC will it give better framerates in the SLI setup than the reference card SLI config ?

Whats your say on the mobo part for Core i5 2500K ?? ($100-$150 would be fine )

What would be the best bang for the buck (<$80) when it comes to cabinets ? (one with LED fans would be nice)

Thanks mate
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September 28, 2011 4:02:05 AM

Where do i get an SLI bridge ??
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September 28, 2011 4:16:38 AM

SLI capable motherboards usually come with them.
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September 28, 2011 5:30:28 AM

benski said:
SLI capable motherboards usually come with them.


1.SLI bridge
2.Crossfire Bridge

Are they essentially the same ??

3.Any good mobo with x8/ x8 dual setup ...
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September 28, 2011 12:55:57 PM

They serve the same function and look very similar, but they are not physically interchangable if that is what you are asking.

I havn't done any shopping for socket 1155 boards so I can't really help you there. There is an EVGA z68 board that looks good but I have no personal experience with that platform.


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