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Best gfx card for 1366x768

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November 1, 2011 5:07:14 AM

Hi i have a DELL 19" monitor res 1366x768 what is the minimum card which can max out in Metro 2033.
System specs
Phenom IIx4 955
ASUS M3A78-EM (BIOS 2701)
4GB DDR2
Cooler Master extreme Power 600 W(RP-600-PCAR).
NZXT Gamma

I was using xfx 9600GT but it died a few days ago after 3 yrs of service.

I was thinking about 6770 but will my PSU can handle that or i need to upgrade the PSU. Please advice.

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a b U Graphics card
November 1, 2011 5:30:13 AM

Go for a 6850 as a minimum; the 6770 is on the wrong side of the value curve. You would continue to see performance gains in Metro with even more powerful cards, but a 6850 would be a good start. Crossfired you would be able to completely max it out.

EDIT: And your PSU should be good for any low- or mid-range single card.
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November 1, 2011 7:47:00 AM

cuecuemore said:
Go for a 6850 as a minimum; the 6770 is on the wrong side of the value curve. You would continue to see performance gains in Metro with even more powerful cards, but a 6850 would be a good start. Crossfired you would be able to completely max it out.

EDIT: And your PSU should be good for any low- or mid-range single card.


thanks for all replies

BTW what do you mean by "the 6770 is on the wrong side of the value curve" ?? can you please explain.

About the PSU , i have heard that it is prone to blow if cards beyond 6670 are used . Is it true ?
If it can handle a 6850 i'll definitely go for it .
November 1, 2011 3:19:11 PM

sorry , i meant burn not explode
a b U Graphics card
November 1, 2011 3:57:30 PM

avinandan012 said:
thanks for all replies

BTW what do you mean by "the 6770 is on the wrong side of the value curve" ?? can you please explain.

About the PSU , i have heard that it is prone to blow if cards beyond 6670 are used . Is it true ?
If it can handle a 6850 i'll definitely go for it .


Who ever said it can't handle more than a 6670 is an idiot, your old geforce 9600GT consumes more power than a radeon 6670 does and it didn't burn up. lol

And the reason a 6770 is on the wrong side of the value curve is because the 6850 is much more powerful and typically doesn't cost much more.
a b U Graphics card
November 1, 2011 11:25:56 PM

The value curve is an inverted parabola with price on the x-axis and performance/dollar on the y-axis. Right now, depending on the game you're playing, the 560 (ti) and the 6850/70 are going to maximize the above function. You can spend more, but you experience diminishing marginal returns/utility (depending on how you look at it) above that point. The only reason to spend less is because you can't possibly shell out $140 for a 6850/GTX 560. So it just comes down to your budget.
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