Im looking to buy a new video card for my recently purchased computer...
I wanna be able to run new games, especially BF3, at around 50+fps at high (not ultra) settings. Im in the process of picking up a new PSU, Antec 650w.
I have around $250 left to spend on a new/used video card. My question is what video card is the right choice for me?
I understand that new video cards are currently being rolled out soon and am debating whether or not to wait untill this gens video card prices fall to help me get a better card for the money...
My new pc: HP Elite H8
MOTHERBOARD NAME Manufacturer: Pegatron IPISB-CH2 HP: Chicago
CHIPSET Intel H67 Express
PROCESSOR Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 quad-core processor 3.4Ghz with Turbo-Boost [up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache]
MEMORY 9 GB (2 x 4 GB, 1 x 1 GB) DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs] - 16GB Max Total memory slots: 4 DIMM
PRIMARY HARD DRIVE 1.5 TB 7200 rpm SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
PRIMARY MULTIMEDIA DRIVE LightScribe Super Multi 16X DVDRW w/Double Layer
That is a good point. I am happy with playing on my 20" AOC monitor but then again i havent played on 1080p before... Is it a big visual difference from my current resolution of 1680x1050???
1920x1080 are usually bigger ( starts with 21.5" ). In terms of detail, the 20"1680x1050 will be about the same with a 21.5" 1920x1080. However, the advantage of the 1920x1080 is that you get to see more. Wider & taller ( although not much ). So it means you will see more views on the side which previously you do not see on the 1680x1050.
Wait for 77xx, or even 78xx, newer always means better!
Good point. April will see new NVidia GTX 650Ti that will be priced around 560Ti point and should perform 1.5x faster. If you can hold on to your rig - do so. April should be a fun month for anyone upgrading (including me).