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Need help chosing GPU for a 2 yo build

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January 21, 2012 9:20:04 AM

Hi. I have an i5 750 OCed (easily) at 4GHz with 8BG Cor.Veng. RAM at 1600 on asus p7p55d-e evo M/B, and a 5850 GPU.
I am planning to buy new GPU to use it with a new monitor (120Hz) and a 46" HDTV(200hz).
I want to be able to have 3D movies and games with it..

Any advice greatly appreciated :hello: 

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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 9:33:38 AM

Did you have a budget for the GPU?? The 5850 GPU is a good one, so I'd have to recommend the AMD 6970 or nVidia 570 GTX if your looking for a GPU upgrade. The 6970 is in the lower $300 range and the 570 GTX is similar priced.
a c 109 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 9:34:34 AM

560ti HAWK
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a c 175 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 9:57:34 AM

If you want 3D forget about AMD cards. If the budget is high enough, GTX560TI or GTX570. If the budget isn't high enough, then you have a problem. The GTX550 is slower then your 5850. If you can find one a GTX460 will be a nice sideways upgrade.
January 21, 2012 11:38:42 AM

570 seems to me a very good choice, I know that I ll go for nvidia to get 3D. I assume that if i get the 580 will be even better? For what kind of performance difference we talking about?
a c 175 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 12:49:07 PM

GTX 570 is better deal I guess... Unless High power consumption is okay for you and you are Okay to pay for it, It's OK to get GTX 580. Up to you.
a c 231 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 1:01:57 PM

The 580 costs $500 and gets ya 616 fps.....

Two factory OC'd 560 Ti's get ya 862 fps for as low as $430 ... 40 % more performance than the 580 for 14% less money. If ya thinking that going SLI now eliminates the addition later, note that a 2nd 580 only gives ya 10% more FPS than th e twin 560's.

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:

$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
$ 500.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.81 - $ 1.05

The 900 Mhz 560 in SLI is easily the "best bang for the buck as it costs ya 50 cents per frame.....the single 570, 65 cents per frame ..... the 580 .... 81 cents per frame....personally, I refer the ones with 7 phase VRM's for extreme overclokcing ability. Asus and Gigabyte have 7, MSI 6, Palit 5, Sparkle and EVGA only 4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The card has been shown to be capable of OC's as high as 30% over reference speeds:

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17
a c 173 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 4:58:49 PM

I would wait until Kepler comes out in a month or two give or take. I doubt that the improvement will be as great as some claim unless they created something that is radically different from Fermi. GTX660 GK106 is rumored to be close to or greater in performance in some apps than a stock gtx580 (not that I believe it) but its worth the wait. Maybe prices will drop for Fermi cards.
a c 92 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 8:37:19 PM

I'd wait. Also you probably want something much more powerful than a 6970 or 570 for 3d gaming.
January 26, 2012 8:00:50 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
The 580 costs $500 and gets ya 616 fps.....

Two factory OC'd 560 Ti's get ya 862 fps for as low as $430 ... 40 % more performance than the 580 for 14% less money. If ya thinking that going SLI now eliminates the addition later, note that a 2nd 580 only gives ya 10% more FPS than th e twin 560's.

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:

$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
$ 500.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.81 - $ 1.05

The 900 Mhz 560 in SLI is easily the "best bang for the buck as it costs ya 50 cents per frame.....the single 570, 65 cents per frame ..... the 580 .... 81 cents per frame....personally, I refer the ones with 7 phase VRM's for extreme overclokcing ability. Asus and Gigabyte have 7, MSI 6, Palit 5, Sparkle and EVGA only 4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The card has been shown to be capable of OC's as high as 30% over reference speeds:

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17


I have been narrowing down my options and I am considering to go for 2X560Ti in my build after all, thanks for your input just one last question.. Is my Corsair HX750Pro going to be enough???? I used the calculator and it seems it is enough BUT NOT MORE than enough. Specs: asus p7p55 d-e evo, i5 750@4ghz (1,35 Vcore) CM V8, 1 WDblack SATAIII, 1 WDblue SATAII, 2X4GB Cor.Vengeance(1,50 to 1.65), 1 dvd-rw, 2x120mm led fans, 1x230mm fan, mouse, keyboard and last but not least.. the twin 560s.. what do you think?
a c 272 U Graphics card
February 1, 2012 10:41:20 AM

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