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Upgrading my old 9800GTX+

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October 9, 2011 10:32:29 AM

As in the title, recently I have been heavily considering upgrading to a much newer card. I've been looking at the EVGA 570 GTX SC 2.5GB, and was wondering how this choice fared relative to other graphics cards at the same price. The price (~£300) is probably my upper limit, and I'm running the system on a PCP&C Silencer 750W. The CPU is an i7 920, Mobo is Asus P6T and 6 GB corsair RAM; I intend to play mainly newer source games at 60 fps but also The Witcher 2, Crysis 2 etc. How does this choice look then, and would you recommend any other graphics cards instead?

Thanks in advance :) 

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a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 10:54:29 AM

well you forgot the biggest(if not the critical) part to answer that question of yours...

what monitor res are you planing to run it natively?
October 9, 2011 11:13:42 AM

Sorry, 1600 x 1200 :) 
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a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 11:23:17 AM

wow...with that res; you'll probably get 100+ FPS on a GTX570 :heink:  as its actually a great card for 1920x1080/1200 res setups!

if you're looking for something within a budget than getting a 6770 would be good. Though if you can pick up a mid-high end ranged card then you've set yourself a long time before upgrading.

If you have any sites you would like to purchase from; lemme know, could shoot you some recommends.

* i forgot to show you this link;
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-...

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I don’t recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel and you may not notice a worthwhile difference in performance.


so find your 9800GTX+ and see where you stand

so 6870/6950/6970 ftw :) 
October 9, 2011 11:51:44 AM

Thanks a lot for that, I probably will just splash out then; and be pretty much set for a long time as far as graphics are concerned. :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 5:48:02 PM

I think you're holding your ground pretty well right about now. if you can hold up a few months after 2012 rolls in - you can see what nvidia and AMD have to offer from the likes of 7xxx or GTX6xx lineups
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October 9, 2011 6:44:22 PM

Personally I would save some money and overclock a GTX 560 Ti.
October 9, 2011 8:38:24 PM

I am interested to see what nvidia and AMD bring out next year, but I fear that it's probably going to be very costly for a while after release.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 9:35:45 PM

:non:  we'll wait and see... you'll see a dip in prices with newer tech...but for a short time.
October 9, 2011 9:59:03 PM

Most computer games use upto 1.5 gb of VRAM from what I've seen. I've played SC2 on a GTX 570 1.25 GB and it ran 1080P Ultra/Extreme detail at 60-72 C while the fan was still quiet! It never lagged at all in 4v4 but the framerate did drop into the 20's during big battles.. Visually I couldn't see any choppiness though. I'd recommend getting a 1080p monitor too. That card came out in January I think so if the 600 series comes out soon it might go down in price.
October 9, 2011 10:22:01 PM

triplej said:
Most computer games use upto 1.5 gb of VRAM from what I've seen. I've played SC2 on a GTX 570 1.25 GB and it ran 1080P Ultra/Extreme detail at 60-72 C while the fan was still quiet! It never lagged at all in 4v4 but the framerate did drop into the 20's during big battles.. Visually I couldn't see any choppiness though. I'd recommend getting a 1080p monitor too. That card came out in January I think so if the 600 series comes out soon it might go down in price.


I may upgrade to 1920 x 1200 at some point, the only trouble is that uncommon resolutions come at quite a price. So the 570 still handles quite well on higher resolutions then?
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 10:22:56 PM

lol it gives you excellent 1920x1080 perfs :) 
October 9, 2011 10:25:42 PM

Lutfij said:
lol it gives you excellent 1920x1080 perfs :) 


Ah :)  I think I might wait for GTX 6xx then, and probably put the money saved towards a new monitor in that case. Unless it brings serious improvements, ofc! :p 
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 10:34:53 PM

that 9800GTX+ can handle res @ 1920x1080 for now. wait for the GTX6xx and then pull the trigger.
October 9, 2011 10:36:11 PM

Lutfij said:
that 9800GTX+ can handle res @ 1920x1080 for now. wait for the GTX6xx and then pull the trigger.


Okay, thanks for all the advice :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 10:44:54 PM

Waiting for the 6xx Nvidias to buy the 4x and 5x models.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 10:47:48 PM

:lol:  i think he meant waiting for prices to drop a lil bit :) 

* btw you don't need 1+GB's of Vram. if your getting more ram that would mean you're trying to run that card on a tele/monitor larger than 52"'s
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October 10, 2011 1:31:30 AM

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