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October 19, 2011 9:42:34 AM

im doing a big upgrade soon and i was wondering if you could help me choose the best card for me.

The specs are :

i5 2500k
Antec TP-750
8GB Ram
ASUS P8Z68-V

My screen resolution is 1080p

i was thinking about the Powercolor HD6990.

is that overkill or will it be good to have for future technologie and games. so that it doesnt go out of date.

thanx

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a c 79 U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 10:30:20 AM

right now, nvidia gtx 570 or amd radeon 6950(1gb) or 6970 any of these will play current and future games on high settings.
newer cards should come out in the next few months: radeon hd 7xxx cards in december, nvidia's 6xx series in q1 2012. if you can hold on to the gtx 460 a little longer than you can try out those cards.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 10:42:53 AM

^^ correct. a 6990 is basically an xfire setup on one board, and a current high end xfire setup should last you for a few years. If you want a single card, the ones roy mentioned will work just fine.
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October 19, 2011 10:47:03 AM

You never can have the best parts haha but im sure that your 6990 will last you a long time im talking 4-5 years if not more.
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October 19, 2011 10:51:54 AM

I thinking about the GTX580 now. mabe then if it starts to slow down with technologie i will pop another one in there. since it is 1080p. a 580 will handle any game i throw at it at max settings. i think the 6990 is for 4+ screens. i have 1. i dont want that eyefinity crap. 1 32" at 1080p is enough.

anyway. do you think the 580 wil do me good?
http://www.pointofview-online.com/showroom.php?shop_mod...
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 11:24:59 AM

the 6990 CAN run multiple screens, but is intended for gaming. Like i stated earlier, it is basically a Xfire setup with 2 GPU's on one board. It will last for a very long time. If you want a 580, its kind of over priced. I would go 570 or 6970 and save the money for the 10% performance difference if you want to go the single card to xfire/sli later route
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October 19, 2011 11:40:11 AM

Hi,
In high performance GPUs whether its nVidia GTX 580 or AMD 6970 or Dual GPU unit you can't distinguish the performance according to your uses simply gaming and I think there is no such difference in there performance.To going for particular GPU you must consider the features,technology,compatibility and your requirements.
So according to features and compatibility I recommend nVidia GTX 580.Its also future proof like if you want to buy or you have a 3D monitor in future then nvidia provides you much options in the form of great Vendors.
And one thing is sure 'bout nVdia is that its run at little lower tempt as compare to AMD.
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October 19, 2011 11:46:23 AM

what would be better. get a 6990 now and get another 1 in lets say. 5 years. or get a GTX580 now and add onother one in about 2 years. i dont think i will be gaming much in 5 years. #studying
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October 19, 2011 11:59:54 AM

Jurgens said:
what would be better. get a 6990 now and get another 1 in lets say. 5 years. or get a GTX580 now and add onother one in about 2 years. i dont think i will be gaming much in 5 years. #studying



Its depend on you which one you prefer AMD or nVidia,if you're a AMD user the simply grab 6990 or if you want to experience nVidia then go for GTX 590,here its consider that you know very well 'bout dual GPUs operating tempt. and noise.Both GPU are best now and in future and you never feel replacement for next few years.
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October 19, 2011 12:04:14 PM

i think i will go with the GTX 580. due to lower power consumption than the 6990. and temps. i can simply add onother 580 if i want to get more performance. i have the GTX460 now. and have no problem really. but with the newer games i wont be able to max it out. specially DIABLO 3!!.
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October 19, 2011 12:12:33 PM

Jurgens said:
i think i will go with the GTX 580. due to lower power consumption than the 6990. and temps. i can simply add onother 580 if i want to get more performance. i have the GTX460 now. and have no problem really. but with the newer games i wont be able to max it out. specially DIABLO 3!!.





Yeah its also great.
And yes GTX 460 is not good to take you highest performance,which a gamer never want.
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a c 79 U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 12:22:03 PM


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the 6990 CAN run multiple screens, but is intended for gaming. Like i stated earlier, it is basically a Xfire setup with 2 GPU's on one board. It will last for a very long time. If you want a 580, its kind of over priced. I would go 570 or 6970 and save the money for the 10% performance difference if you want to go the single card to xfire/sli later route

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if you decide to get a gtx 580 you'll get nvidia's 3d, physx, tessallation, cuda.
you can use the gtx 460 for additional physx if you want. you won't get eyefinity with nvidia.
you might wanna get a strong 900w+ 80+ gold psu for 580 and 1200w+ one for 580 sli. and lots of cooling inside your pc's case.
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October 19, 2011 12:42:40 PM

Will it increase my performance alot if i use the GTX460 as a additional Physics card? or can i use my old 8600gt for that? i dont want to use so much power
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October 19, 2011 2:03:19 PM

Jurgens said:
Will it increase my performance alot if i use the GTX460 as a additional Physics card? or can i use my old 8600gt for that? i dont want to use so much power



Its not possible to SLI GTX 460 and 8600GT.
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October 19, 2011 2:08:39 PM

Jurgens said:
im doing a big upgrade soon and i was wondering if you could help me choose the best card for me.

The specs are :

i5 2500k
Antec TP-750
8GB Ram
ASUS P8Z68-V

My screen resolution is 1080p

i was thinking about the Powercolor HD6990.

is that overkill or will it be good to have for future technologie and games. so that it doesnt go out of date.

thanx


What's the top $ you're willing to spend?
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October 19, 2011 2:22:06 PM

RussK1 said:
What's the top $ you're willing to spend?


the price of a HD 6990. keep in mind. dont want to use up all my power and i dont want o oven in my pc
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a c 79 U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 2:31:18 PM

$750? you can get a 6970 and a good capacity ssd for that price.
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October 19, 2011 2:44:09 PM

vishal s said:
Its not possible to SLI GTX 460 and 8600GT.

He's not talking about SLI, he wants to use the old card for PhysX, along with whatever more powerful GPU he gets for his display.
For those few games that use PhysX, yes I think this would work pretty well. Worth the power? Hard to say, but if you really like eye candy, probably so.
I think a single GTX570 would be a nice starting point. It is a considerable upgrade from what you have, but leaves room to add another one for SLI. I don't think the HD6990 is cost effective, and you'd need to play driver games to get PhysX to work. If you get two high-end cards for SLI, you won't have the power to also run your GTX460 for PhysX, but two high-end cards can probably also handle the PhysX without too much trouble.
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October 19, 2011 2:53:26 PM

Onus said:
He's not talking about SLI, he wants to use the old card for PhysX, along with whatever more powerful GPU he gets for his display.
For those few games that use PhysX, yes I think this would work pretty well. Worth the power? Hard to say, but if you really like eye candy, probably so.
I think a single GTX570 would be a nice starting point. It is a considerable upgrade from what you have, but leaves room to add another one for SLI. I don't think the HD6990 is cost effective, and you'd need to play driver games to get PhysX to work. If you get two high-end cards for SLI, you won't have the power to also run your GTX460 for PhysX, but two high-end cards can probably also handle the PhysX without too much trouble.


screw the physx card. is it a good choice to get the 580. no regarding price.. and later adding a second one?
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 2:54:35 PM

Jurgens said:
the price of a HD 6990. keep in mind. dont want to use up all my power and i dont want o oven in my pc


Then get a 6990... If I had the oportunity to get one I would. Anyone that says that it's dumb or overkill is just simply jealous. You wouldn't have to CF later either if you're just doing single at 1080p.
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a c 195 U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 2:59:19 PM

Re-reading the posts, I agree with de5_roy's comments.
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October 19, 2011 3:03:29 PM

I think that now is not the best time to buy a 500$ or more gpu. With (according to nvidia and amd) kepler and southern islands being only 50 days away I would way a bit cause if you want to spend that much you want the best and you dont want a 50day best setup :p . You can take a GTX570/HD6970 and you will have great 1080p performance without spending a fortune. A cheaper option is GTX560Ti/HD6950 1GB. And these are good choices in case you dont have a 50day-patience :) .
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a c 195 U Graphics card
October 19, 2011 3:18:46 PM

I'd be inclined to wait until something doesn't play well, or use the published recommended spec for something you know you'll get that exceeds what you have. For example, using BF3 as guidance, the recommendation is a GTX560, so you might go a notch higher and get a GTX560Ti now. Plan on selling it in 3-6 months if you need to get something stronger.
I'm not so sure about the GTX580. It's going to be surpassed within six months, so any resale value will really drop. Of course, you may not need to sell it as it may still be quite strong enough.
Consider other factors, like noise and power use, especially in the context of where you'll be in a few years. Is a noisy system going to bug roommates? Is an extra couple dollars a month going to add to the pain of a cramped budget?
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October 19, 2011 3:55:53 PM

Its going to be more than 50 day till the high end card are going to come out the mid rang is coming out first and then the high end will be over priced. I would suggest waiting but if you don't want to wait i would get the gtx 580 or get 2 6950s crossfire.
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October 19, 2011 4:25:04 PM

gtx 580 isnt what u should be going for ... think more along the lines of a 6970
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October 19, 2011 4:44:44 PM

i think i will decide on spot when im gona buy my new rig.. thats in a while. for now ill just wait
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October 26, 2011 8:11:00 AM

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October 26, 2011 4:46:33 PM

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