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Video Card Suggestions Needed

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April 1, 2012 1:15:57 AM

So I'm in the process of upgrading/building a machine to play games like Skyrim, Witcher 2, Fallout 3 New Vegas, Diablo 3 and various Turn-Based Strategy games, so no FPS games. I'm looking for a Video Card that can handle the HD textures of the above games, my monitor is an HP LP2275w with a max resolution of 1680x1050. I bought an eVGA 560 ti 2GB card but I don't think it's what I want/need and am considering returning it and getting something else. Possibly a 560 ti 448? Any advice would be helpful. Oh I'm also upgrading my CPU to probably an i7 920/940.

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a c 1429 U Graphics card
April 1, 2012 3:37:20 AM

GTX560Ti should be great at 1680 x 1050 resolution!
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April 1, 2012 1:41:34 PM

Should I be concerned about their not being enough VRAM for the HD Textures from games such as Skyrim? I hear installing those sucks up a gig or more of VRAM. Is this on all resolutions or just the 1920 that it does this? I think the 560ti 448 have 1.2 gig that's why I was thinking of that.
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a c 1429 U Graphics card
April 1, 2012 2:25:22 PM

So you list you have a 2GB card and you want to swap to 1.2GB card?
Any way the lower the resolution the less Vram is used you would be fine with a 1GB card on your resolution.
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April 1, 2012 2:30:00 PM

I agree with Rolli59 statement. 2GB VRAM is more than enough for HD textures on that display. You only need more than that if your playing on Ultra HD screens.
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April 1, 2012 2:37:20 PM

agree with rolli

gtx 560ti is more than enough. in addition if ur rig is our from intel based you will get additional vram from system ram.


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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2012 2:46:19 PM

560Ti 448 I found for $240
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April 2, 2012 3:14:56 AM

Yeah I have a 560 ti 2GB but it's not the 448 so while it has a lot of memory it's not as fast or as overclockable. So I guess it'll be the 560 ti 448 or perhaps one of the new Radeon cards....
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April 2, 2012 3:16:26 AM

The 7870 stock is comparable to a 448-core once OCed.
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