Graphic card Upgrade for gaming....


i want to upgrade ma Graphic card :bounce:
until now i`m thinkin about
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2560MB or EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
But i dont really know whats the best choose or if i should take a whole other card.
Ma budget is 350 € max

Voeding: 450W
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
CPU: i5 2500
RAM: 8gb DDR3
Videocard: NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT :ouch:
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  1. What will be your gaming resolution? Both GTX 570 or GTX 560ti are doing great @ 1080P, the HD 7870 is performing as powerful as a GTX 580 for $360, even the GTX 580 is sold in this price range but hard to find nowadays....

    Second, you need to upgrade your PSU to at least a 550W quality branded one.
  2. Agreed you need to post your resolution and expectations on what you want? Do you want the best card for 350 Euro or the cheapest card to can get a certain performance level out of?

    I also agree that you'll typically need a minimum of 500W PSU. Might as well get some headroom if you are going to upgrade the PSU. If you want to stay with your current PSU, you might check in on the new generation cards from AMD and Nvidia since they consume much less power. The 7770 might be good enough for your needs and might work for your PSU, but I'd have to research to make sure. Do you know how many PCIE connectors you have?
  3. 1920x1080 (27" monitor)
    and i want the best performance For MW3,WoW,Starcraft II and prefereably a card that will hold it for a few years.
  4. So, check what's available in your price range and tell us, see if any of the HD 7870 or GTX 580 are available there.

    HD 7770? naaah...he already got a beast CPU and MOBO and he'll be gaming at need to grab a mid range GPU.
  5. 1080p is kinda small i think i can run ma games on 1280p atm with the 9600gt.

    Looked prices of in diferent valutas ;P
    300 British money...
    475 American Dollars
    350 Euro's
  6. $500 can get you a brand new GTX 680....

    There's no 1280P, the maximum resolution by your monitor is 1920 x 1080, it's called full HD 1080P. It's a very high resolution to view all the visual effects purely and clearly specially in gaming. Maybe you meant 1280 x 1024.

    1080P requires a very strong GPU to play all the current games at highest resolution without feeling any lag.

    Those what you should look at and pick the suitable to your budget.
    GTX 680
    GTX 580 / HD 7870
  7. Compared to newegg prices, they are kinda pricey
    HD 7870
    GTX 580
    GTX 680

    So i would recommend getting the HD 7870, if your budget doesn't allow just step down to a GTX 570.
  8. Are that american dollars or British? ;)

    if those are american i guess the GTX680 is best of the list ;) its also bit above bugdet
    But the GTX 580 is within.
    is there a big difference in performance between the GTX580 and the HD7870 you linked?
  9. I know the difference between currencies, it was just my point of view ;p
    And yea it's the US $ and i know you live in UK ;)

    So your final choice?
  10. Its the netherlands ;P but hmm i think i will go with that GTX580 it is within the budget and seems to be better then the HD7870 as far as i can see
  11. Sorry i had a fast glance and thought it was the £

    Difference between the cards are 1%
  12. hmpg then i`ll go with that Saphire lolz thanks.
    1% for €40 mkay!
  13. Welcome.
  14. ilysaml said:

    I think I'm getting lost in the currency conversion here as well. IF at 7870 is in your price range... it's a great card for the money and I'm getting two myself. You will be able to play all the games at excellent quality on one 1080p screen. Naturally, if you can afford the 680 it's obviously better, but may be overkill for 1920x1080p considering the price difference. You'll get better results of course, but IMO not worth the $150US difference. Same applies to the 7970, although the only reason I would pick up a more expensive 7970 over a 680 is if you plan on Crossfire and SLI isn't an option, or computational performance is a concern outside of gaming where Nvidia skimped out.

    The reason I mentioned the 7770 is because it will most likely work with your current PSU and will save you money and you'll still have adaquate power for the current games on the market. I wouldn't even think about these other cards with your PSU.
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