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What card do I need to run every last game on max settings?

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December 14, 2011 4:28:37 AM

Hey guys,

I just bought a new gaming computer and this is the first time I'm even setting up a computer by myself, and I got an evga 570 gtx superclocked. It's a really nice card, but I can't really max out Batman Arkham City.. I mean, it's playable but I don't like the stuttering when I turn around too fast or when there's too many enemies in the screen, so I lowered things a bit, this is the res that I can play without any lag at all:

http://s12.postimage.org/qhr69k5a5/asdasdasd.jpg

I'm wondering, if I get a 2nd gtx 570, will I be able to max out every game out there? Even bf 3? And hopefully have some power to spare for the next games to come for the next.. say 1 year?

My pc specs:

i5 2500k @4.6ghz
8gb gskill ripjaws 1600
2x 120gb ocz vertex 3
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
and a xion 1k psu

I'm not sure my motherboard is veery good because it was kinda cheap (~$120), but I dont think it will hold back my computer, will it?

Thanks a lot!
December 14, 2011 4:41:40 AM

pretty much would Almost do it. 2x590's would definitely do it for a while Anyway.
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December 14, 2011 6:46:07 AM

Another 570 will definately let you max out games and give you better performance for your system easily for another year...... BF3 is a really greedy game!
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December 14, 2011 6:57:43 AM

17seconds said:
BF3 is currently the most demanding game

It can't touch Metro 2033 in that department.
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December 14, 2011 7:00:28 AM

jyjjy said:
It can't touch Metro 2033 in that department.


Yup!

Also what resolution do you play at?
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December 14, 2011 9:09:08 AM

Metro 2033, Crysis 2 DX11, BF3.... all of those are demanding and all of them are playable @ ultra settings with the GTX 570.
So a second one in SLI is a superb idea.
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December 14, 2011 10:16:07 AM

By the setup you've got I would go for another 570 card if you have lag issues, then you will have a great computer for quite some time!
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December 20, 2011 10:57:00 PM

Thanks guys, I'm pretty sure I'm getting another 570 for xmas!

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ps, wont it bottleneck my processor?
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December 20, 2011 11:19:18 PM

You will def be happy with the 570 SLI, its a great set up with your oc 'ed 2500K....enjoy!
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December 21, 2011 6:01:05 AM

tutstuts said:
Thanks guys, I'm pretty sure I'm getting another 570 for xmas!

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ps, wont it bottleneck my processor?

Your CPU can drive up 4 GTX 580s in SLI. No it wouldn't bottleneck.
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December 21, 2011 7:31:33 AM

ilysaml said:
Your CPU can drive up 4 GTX 580s in SLI. No it wouldn't bottleneck.


A 2500 would bottleneck a bit at that point, it could run about 3 580s with no bottleneck. Two 590s just bottleneck a 2500, so...
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December 21, 2011 8:03:58 AM

FtsArTek said:
A 2500 would bottleneck a bit at that point, it could run about 3 580s with no bottleneck. Two 590s just bottleneck a 2500, so...

Who told you so ? GTX 590s Quadfire & HD 6990s Quadfire were tested in a system equipped with the i7 965X, the articles didn't state any bottleneck.
And a member on Overclockers forums stated running Quad GTX 580s with 990X @ 5.0 GHz without any issue, 2500K is stronger than those CPUs. Also, a third or fourth card in CF/SLI doesn't add a much value for performance. So you're fine anyhow.
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