ok i need a gpu in a hurry so pls no "just wait for 7xxx" chances are they wont hit australia for under $600
what i need to know about is with 570's-580's and 6970's.
i have no intentions on ever using multi screen and want top performance in multiplayer bf3 at 1920x1200
i want to know about which cards are noisy/run at high temps
which brand of non reference cards are good etc.
i want to know does bf3 need more than 1.2gb of vram ala 570
i have read a million benchtests etc this is mainly about the hardware itself
I agree with the fact that it is quiet and cool but I could never give up three slots for a card. The GTX 580 is cooler and quieter than the AMD cards , and perform better in BF3 than any other card. Are you going with a single card or two for SLI?
So my vote would be for the GTX 580 in whatever configuration you choose. I chose the 580 and I also chose water cooling which eliminates any heat and noise issues.
about $550 aud is my limit
using an asrock extreme 4 gen 3 mobo
in a coolermaster 690 II case
thermaltake litepower 700 psu
looking for single card solution for now with a view to buying another if and when needed
my case has 3 fans and have an evo hyper 212 cpu cooler
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:
I usually go with an 850 watter but 750 is known to be conservative.....700W may be a lil tight but each card "stock" draws only a max about 170 watts .... Nvidia's system req'ts state 500 watts for one card .... add 170 and ya at 670, so "theoretically" you're within limits....but these cards are factory OC'd ... so ya looking at an extra 35 or so watts.
i thought about this but i heard 560 ti's have some problems with sli with noise and temps
im thinking about getting 1 570 now and another for sli later but i really dont understand the vram i know sli doesnt double dip on the ram so im not sure how much modern games need and will 1.3gb be enough