Hi guys, you helped me before with a i5 2500k upgrade, but now looking to upgrade my gigabyte gtx 460 1gb oc card to something more modern.
The problem is all my mates are saying sli it up, but seems it reliant on drivers and games supporting it, so prefer a single card set up.
Looking to spend £200-300, as i can sell my old card to mate, but seems really mind boggling the choice at the moment. so some helpful advice be appreciated.
happy to use ati or nvidia.
System specs are
i5 2500k with coolermaster 212
8gb corsair dd3 @ 1600
asus p8z68 mobo
corsair tx750 psu
corsair 600t se white
Try get a 6950 or a GTX560 Ti or 570... You could SLI though, I had a pair of those in SLI for a while, and almost every game supported them with significant increases. The only game I found wasn't worth it was SCII. It is well worth the upgrade.
I assume you have a $200 to $300 budget. A GTX 560 Ti (runs cool, quiet, and overclocks like a monster to GTX 570 speeds) or the Sapphire Toxic Edition HD 6950 (unlocks to an HD 6970) are your best offers. Adding a second GTX 460 is also an option.
At this point, its more of a preference game. Sure the Radeon is going to have some FPS there and the GeForce is going to have some FPS somewhere else. There more or less even, yet some will say one or the other is better. It's your call. They're both very very good.
how do you rate 6950 vs gtx 570 for driver support and general pixel pushing?, ive heard gtx 560ti not big increase to warrent spending the cash.
Nvidia tends to do better in drivers, but it's really in multi-GPU support where you see why. I honestly would add a second GTX 460 is I were you. The jump in performance from a GTX 460 to a GTX 560 Ti is decent at best:
ah cheers, i will be ordering my 2nd gtx 460 to sli tonight then, thanks to all for saving me a big expensive card upgrade and for some great advice.
can mod put this thread as solved please