I currently have a fairly old zotac gtx 260 896mb ddr3 synergy edition. Its cramped into a dell studio xps 8100 case, very tight fit but just bought a nice big coolermaster case with fans to transport all my components in to help airflow because the old dell is getting very hot.
My problem is that untill now the only game i played was world of warcraft on medium settings and my card didnt even break a sweat but now i just bought battlefield 3 and it jitters and overheats on medium setting so im only playing on lowest setting to be safe. So no i need advice on buying a new card ive been looking at a few but any advice guys would be great my budget is £150-160 max.
Thanks in advance for your advice guys just want to know if any of these will run battlefield smooth on medium settings or if theres any other card thats better for the money i should look at thanks again.
Post your PSU specs and monitor resolution you game in, your card should be able to handle WOW at max settings and BF3 with fairly decent settings. I'm curious if performance drop is due to the PSU or the resolution you play.
I have an 8800gt and It still performs decently with the latest games. The GTX260 is a better performer than a 8800 Ultra so you should be able to run BF3 decently and with some options on high. This is of course assuming that you don't have Anti-aliasing maxed lol.
Hi again guys ive been looking at the gtx 560's and see that the cooler exhauset fan is in the centre of the card.
My problem is that i have a soundblaster x-fi pcie sound card right underneath my gtx 260 but at the moment is fine because the cooler exhaust fan is on the end of the card so if i was to buy a 560 the sound card would be in the way of the exhaust fan? so would it be ok or would i start to get overheating problems.
You will probably be fine with that 560. If you like, you can try to find a refrence 6870, the fan is at the rear like your 260. You can probably find a 560 in that format though if you look hard enough.