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Which single card for 1920x1080 gaming?

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April 20, 2012 3:35:38 PM

Hi, Looking to buy a graphics card for gaming on my TV.

Max res of TV is 1920x1080.

System specs -

Asus p8z68 v lx
2700k
8GB DDR3
CM 700w psu

Was looking at the GTX 560 ti but that would be a little over budget (willing to stretch to this if its worth it).

I have limited knowledge of overclocking (read none).

Budget would be ideally £150
April 20, 2012 3:42:37 PM

BigMack70 said:
What games are you hoping to play?


There will be myself and the kids using it so all the latest games will be played.


BigMack70 said:

Also worth mentioning is that with the midrange GTX 6xx series cards likely to come out within the next month or so, it is possible that the 560ti will drop in price.


I am aware of this but wanted to get something sorted sooner rather than later.
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April 20, 2012 6:38:46 PM

Within your budget the Radeon HD 6870 or the GTX 560 non Ti would be the best options. The 560Ti is about 10% faster than those two cards. Whether it is worth going over budget for the extra 10% performance is up to you. It would depend on what games you intend play. If you aren't planning on playing the really demanding titles like Crysis series, Battlefield 3, Metro 2033 or Witcher 2, the extra performance of the 560Ti won't give any major benefit to you right now. The 560Ti is slightly more futureproof, though with few really demanding titles coming out these days that may not be worthwhile to you.
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April 20, 2012 6:42:49 PM

Supernova1138 said:
Within your budget the Radeon HD 6870 or the GTX 560 non Ti would be the best options. The 560Ti is about 10% faster than those two cards. Whether it is worth going over budget for the extra 10% performance is up to you. It would depend on what games you intend play. If you aren't planning on playing the really demanding titles like Crysis series, Battlefield 3, Metro 2033 or Witcher 2, the extra performance of the 560Ti won't give any major benefit to you right now. The 560Ti is slightly more futureproof, though with few really demanding titles coming out these days that may not be worthwhile to you.

+1

An HD 6870 is perfect for 1080p as long as you're okay with playing games on high settings instead of ultra. If you're looking for ultra settings on all the latest games, you'll want to spend a bit more and get an HD 7850.
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April 20, 2012 6:48:18 PM

get the 670 or the 670 TI should be out in a few weeks in the 299 to 399 range..

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April 20, 2012 6:51:54 PM

I'm just finished my system for 3d gaming, which has a 2700k, 16G of ram (probably no benefit), and an HD7870, I'm playing in 1080p.
I get 30FPS per eye avg (which would give 60+ in 2d) in skyrim on ultra settings with the texture pack; I am quite happy with the way the 7870 turned out in my system.

You maybe able to get away with a 7850 too, but I'm just hangin my experience out there since my specs are so close.

Edit: Sorry, didn't see the budget there :)  just disregard the above since you don't want to spend that many L's.
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