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March 6, 2012 5:27:35 AM

What Nvidia Graphic card (paired with 2500k,z68) optimal to run diablo 3 full setting at high-resolution at good frames(40~50)?

I don't know if 560 ti is good enough or its overkill or w/e. my budget for GPU is about $300~350.

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March 6, 2012 6:25:59 AM

For 300-350 you should look into either a.570 or 448 core 560ti.
Or you could wait until kepler comes out and see what kind of performance per price range.you will get there
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a c 84 U Graphics card
March 6, 2012 6:42:11 AM

to max diablo you should get an gtx 570 which will be good for other games also.
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March 6, 2012 6:47:04 AM

570 or 560ti TW can works fantastic since blizzard doesnt really desing uber heavy graphic games.

Also to wait for kepler tech is a really good idea. Since diablo hasnt come out yet you have time to check the performance of Kepler.
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March 6, 2012 6:49:11 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
For 300-350 you should look into either a.570 or 448 core 560ti.
Or you could wait until kepler comes out and see what kind of performance per price range.you will get there


should i get everything but GPU and wait and see?

btw isnt the kepler series like 670ti about $400? its kinda out of range for budget
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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2012 6:50:59 AM

If you dont want to wait the cards discussed earlier will suffice for a long while but i would wait so all options are considered
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March 6, 2012 6:54:59 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
If you dont want to wait the cards discussed earlier will suffice for a long while but i would wait so all options are considered


new kepler series is pci 3.0 so i should definitely get a z68 mobo right? and probably psu higher than 500w
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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2012 7:23:57 AM

Pciex16 is backwards compatible so.it.will work on a 2.1 slot
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March 6, 2012 8:37:34 AM

sunnk said:
getting an z68 mobo will be a good choice because it has an onboard gpu which will help you when your gpu will die or with some other problems and buy 750w psu with 4 6pin pcie connector if u thing to cfx in future.

like this psu:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or this for cheaper and good performance:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


a 750W?! do i really need that much power? wait what u mean cfx. crossfire?

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March 6, 2012 11:36:29 AM

a 750w psu because of crossfire if u think for crossfiring in future then 750w will be good if u dont think to do that then get a 550w psu so if u upgrade in future it will be good.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this psu if uwant good built and good overall performance its an xfx which is made by seasonic seasonic is an good unit so no need to tell much.........

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2012 11:57:08 AM

Kepler!, Wait and see. Its gonna be worth the wait. I can't wait see whats gonna be the best options for the money.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
March 6, 2012 12:27:56 PM

The recommended card is the 4870. A GTX460 or better should be fine. (note the GTX550 is weaker then the GTX460.) A GTX560, 560TI or anything like that should be fine.

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Kepler!, Wait and see. Its gonna be worth the wait.


Care to share the benchies you've seen?
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March 6, 2012 12:32:44 PM

I'd suggest a 560 Ti factory overclocked which could cost you as little as $205 (495 fps $0.42 per frame*) ...adding a 2nd (862 fps @ $0.48 per frame) one at $410 total gives you 40% more performance than a 580 (616 fps @ $0.81 per frame). Like the 570 (524 fps @ $0.65 per frame), I find the 580's cost per frame a bit too high.

The 7950's (603 fps @ $0.75 per frame) and 7970's (675 fps @ $0.81 per frame) are also a bit to pricey for my tastes considering what they deliver. I'm anxious to take a look at the 78xx series which just came out but as yet haven't had the time nor opportunity to investigate.
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March 6, 2012 1:08:44 PM

I'd definitely look into the information just released on the 7850 and 7870. The 7850 keeps pace/trades blows with the 570, and the 7870 keeps up with the 580 even at extremely high resolutions/settings. Being aimed at the 250(7850) and 350(7870) price points, they knock a few bucks off what Nvidia is asking for the same FPS.
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March 6, 2012 1:35:24 PM

subcutaneous said:
I'd definitely look into the information just released on the 7850 and 7870. The 7850 keeps pace/trades blows with the 570, and the 7870 keeps up with the 580 even at extremely high resolutions/settings. Being aimed at the 250(7850) and 350(7870) price points, they knock a few bucks off what Nvidia is asking for the same FPS.


yea, the new AMD cards are good but... hate to say this but their driver updates really sucks... doesnt really optimize any games, rather bugs it. thats why i've been sticking to Nvidia. If AMD drivers were good, i'd definitely go with 7870, but maybe i'll wait for Keplar GTX660ti
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March 6, 2012 1:53:35 PM

alex3064 said:
What Nvidia Graphic card (paired with 2500k,z68) optimal to run diablo 3 full setting at high-resolution at good frames(40~50)?

I don't know if 560 ti is good enough or its overkill or w/e. my budget for GPU is about $300~350.




I can confirm atleast a 30fps running speed with the following hardware.

Maxed settings Full HD 1080P

Intel Q6700 cpu
4 gig Memory
Asus Nvidia GTX 260 (512mb)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card

running on windows 7

This game is not incredibly resource intensive.
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March 6, 2012 2:03:09 PM

Now that the 7800's are out I suggest waiting till Nvidia reprices. Currently a $350 7870 outperforms the 580. You may find a 580GTx for $350 after March 19. The 7850 outperforms the 570GTX so again you may find a 570GTX for around $250 after March 19. Given benchmarks on Anandtech the 7850 overclocked beats the 580 so I am not sure how deep Nvidia pricing may be cut.



Battlefield 3 was the only game that gave 580GTX much of an avantage.
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March 6, 2012 2:20:40 PM

Hello.

Diablo is rumored to be released at April 17th.
Kepler is rumored to be around March 23rd at stores while benchies should be around march 12th. At this point you will see what to get, if Kepler is cheap enough and will also make other gpu prices to go down. Its a win-win for us (the customers).

My advice: Wait.
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March 6, 2012 2:23:34 PM

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why the crazy high-ass resolutions unless the OP ask or thread comes around to it.?
stay to the 1920 x 1080..

The OP has no resolution stated and his system is pretty high priced. The graphics are research and I don't make suggestions without doing a good deal. I also present my research to help ensure the OP that he has reliable information. Here is the link also with the 1920X1200 if that more to your liking.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...
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March 6, 2012 2:38:07 PM

Well, i will sum out my conclusion then i guess.
Since diablo3 and 6xx keplar is not out yet, I'll wait for the Keplar to come out.
But i'll have all my setups ready except the graphic card.
i5-2500k
ASRock Z68 ex3
Ram ddr3 8G 12800 (4gx2)
Samsung 830 128GB
PSU 600~700 (bronze or gold)
I guess this will do. i can wait for the SSD and Ram, because their price would probably drop. maybe the CPU too, because Ivy is coming out soon... LOL new everything wow.. I'll just buy the MoBo and the PSU lol

Oh while at it, someone recommend me one or two good z68 Mobos cheaper than z68 extreme3.
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March 6, 2012 2:43:44 PM

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I can confirm that you need to upgrade, more in the GPU department first then surrounding hardware.
my 6 year old son's unit pulls in more than 30FPS...



currently my machine handles exactly what i want it too, both my sons and wifes computers are faster than mine. I was not expecting a troll on these forums. I see the crazy recomendations for super high end equipment when they are all very much over kill. The question was asked -->

What Nvidia Graphic card (paired with 2500k,z68) optimal to run diablo 3 full setting at high-resolution at good frames(40~50)?

I simple responded with what FPS i am achieving and what hardware combo i was running. This gives a logical baseline......

Have a great day
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March 6, 2012 2:45:23 PM

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D3 will run maxed on a mid range card relax LOL.


oh i know, but it won't be just for D3.

I have 3D rendering to do as an engineer, so trying to get a good card while i'm at it.
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March 6, 2012 2:47:23 PM

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it's just that widescreen gaming is not as common as single monitor and without a mentioning of a specific resolution
it's more logical to stay mainstream and 1080 or close to it...

Possible but to get the OP more enthused about a higher end product soon to be down priced these graphs suggest a real need for 580GTX. IE where the higher end card will currently shine. We really don't know if Diablo 3 can put more strain on these cards making the 2560 resolutions the important ones. Looking at the 1080P resolutions only the OP may fill there is no need for the 580GTX. End up buying the 570GTX right now and see a shard price drop in under a month. Diablo 3 comes out and kills every card but the 580GTX at 1080P. Talking about an unreleased game it is often better to look at higher end resolutions in predict where performance may fall under new titles.
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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2012 2:54:40 PM

Well about the 2560x1440(1600) res...

Isn't it a little bit of an overkill to discuss about a $300 gpu and refering 2560x1440 res, while the cheapest 2560 monitor costs $800+???
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March 6, 2012 2:55:50 PM

subcutaneous said:
I'd definitely look into the information just released on the 7850 and 7870. The 7850 keeps pace/trades blows with the 570, and the 7870 keeps up with the 580 even at extremely high resolutions/settings. Being aimed at the 250(7850) and 350(7870) price points, they knock a few bucks off what Nvidia is asking for the same FPS.


The 7850 has issues.....

1. Not one single manufacturer is releasing a "reference" design. That kinda hints at some inadequacy somewhere along the line.

2. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

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Unfortunately, our in-depth evaluations in two different labs at opposite ends of the world turned up a handful of unexpected issues, too. Igor Wallsosek in our German office reports back with a lot of Radeon HD 7850-related issues: NewTek’s LightWave crashes with 4x AA or higher, Autodesk’s 3ds Max crashes in DirectX mode, and the card is incapable of running StarCraft II at its stock clocks. It would be tempting to chalk all of that up to a bad sample, but we had problems with our 7850 as well. World of Warcraft was particularly unstable, requiring a restart after every crash. And sometimes our test bed simply wouldn’t boot with the 7850 installed. Then there’s the whole issue of texture quality issues on both of the new 7800s. Oof.

We’ve never seen a graphics card with so much potential for $250. But there are clearly issues to work out of the Radeon HD 7850. In this case, a paper launch might be the best possible thing for AMD, especially if it needs to tweak hardware specs and the driver. Interestingly, AMD claims that none of its partners plan to use the reference board design. If our problems are specific to AMD’s implementation, shipping 7850s could be better behaved. With weeks to go before these cards are available, we’re able to reserve judgement.


I agree with the next paragraph from that article

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We already know that Nvidia’s next-gen architecture is very near on the horizon. We already have to wait for the Radeon HD 7800s to hit store shelves. Could it be so bad to wait a little while longer to see how Kepler does? As a rule, I feel that waiting for “the next big thing” is a fool’s game when it comes to technology. But with two new architectures on the cusp of going head-to-head, weeks apart, this could an exception to that personal policy.
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March 6, 2012 3:02:11 PM

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I'm not arguing with you in any way, just the res....
please continue.

I thought you was just inquiring as to my reasoning for the higher resolutions to ensure I wasn't misleading the OP. No arguing just we both want the OP to know all the facts. Knowing blizzard tho you may be correct as they often build their games for low end systems.
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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2012 3:05:48 PM

the issues are immature drivers mostly, just wait as radeon has been known for less than stellar drivers and a new series wont have all the issues ironed out for a few months
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March 6, 2012 3:06:07 PM

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There are some cheap Off Brand 2560x1440 monitors going for sub $400 on Ebay however I am not so sure about them.


I dont know about you, but I wouldn't give $400 for some cheap Off Brand monitor. I would prefer a branded one (Samsung, Dell etc etc) with lower ress and 2ms (I noticed the best one has 5ms :S ). Also guarantee matters to most people when we talk about lcds since you might find dead pixels...
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March 6, 2012 3:17:18 PM

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Apparently they are Apple LCD panels which are Dell or Samsung or some big brand I think but they apparently are a brand name panel not some (( HongWang ShinShonic )) Crap !


2560x1600 new monitor search hmm apart from the one that is on $500 bid (I doubt that will remain on $500 till the end) the others are on $750 (or more) buy out. Unless you are refering to used ones...
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March 6, 2012 3:19:50 PM

alex3064 said:
oh i know, but it won't be just for D3.

I have 3D rendering to do as an engineer, so trying to get a good card while i'm at it.

You will want a card with lots of video RAM for engineering. The 570GTX only has 1.25GB's where the low price 580GTX has 1.5GB's. I highly suggest waiting till the 19th to see if Nvidia lowers price on the 580GTXs with 3GB's. Programs like photoshop and maya3d can cripple low ram video cards. This is why the professional versions have 6GB's. Your PCIE lanes are fast but many transfers will kill the video cards performance in engineering programs. The 7950 with 3GB's may be a better option for engineering usless your programs require Nvidia. Here is the card I would suggest for engineering.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2012 3:20:24 PM

I would suspect that D3 will have very similar graphic engine than SC2 so most likely perform about the same. Anyway, 560Ti at 1080 should be plenty if not SLI
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March 6, 2012 4:23:23 PM

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACHIEVA-Shimian-QH270-IPSB-Quad... - LOL UH HongWang Uh ShinShonic Made in Uh China UH fank You Fank You '- 0 6ms response buwhahahaha perhaps there is more than meets the eye what I am suggesting is a publication like Toms do a full testing and review on it before I would buy one LOL.


It has: Response Time: 6ms.
No thank you.
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March 6, 2012 7:27:10 PM

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my only problem is to game on 1080P or to SLIDE over 5ft and game on the mini-surround..?

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/malmental/IMG-20120220-00011.jpg

I would like to have that hardware and use a KVM switch for the keyboard and mouse. Setup a 5 monitors x 1920 x 1080 that either PC can run. Guess that would take an extra video card in each system. Very nice setup in any case.
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March 6, 2012 7:41:17 PM

The Only Thing I Can Say Is Any Mid-High End Graphics Card Would Likely Run The Game Very Well, I Doubt It Will Be Super-Demanding Anyway. As For PCI-E 3.0 It Will Work Just Fine In A PCI-E 2.0 Slot And I Doubt You Get Any Real Speed Advantages For Years To Come Anyway Since For A Single Card We Have Yet To Peg Even PCI-E 16x 1.0 ((Roughly Equvalent To PCI-E 8x 2.0)

Friend Runs A GTX470 With No Problems With His 3.4GHz OCed Quad-Core (Core2 Based) Xeon With PCI-E 1.0 16x Runs Every Game You Can Throw At It On A 1920x1280 Panel, I Built The Machine Up For Him From A Hulk I Got In Trade For A Service (Mobo, CPU And Case That We Later Modded But Thats For Another Thread....)
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March 6, 2012 11:25:42 PM

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my only problem is to game on 1080P or to SLIDE over 5ft and game on the mini-surround..?

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/malmental/IMG-20120220-00011.jpg


dude how can you game on 3 monitors I tried it and could not ... should have save up on 30" that thing is beauty to play on and no frame is in a way evr! :) .
perhaps in a future we might have frameless monitors or curved leds not projector crap
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March 17, 2012 1:18:42 PM

Best answer selected by alex3064.
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