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May 30, 2012 6:31:14 AM

hi, i already have a gtx 560 NON ti version, just wondering if it is worth upgrading to the 7870. the 560 only has 1gb, the 7870 is 2gb, will i notice much of a difference in gaming in general??

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May 30, 2012 6:34:08 AM

The 7870 is MUCH faster, however the SLI 560 will be the better choice of the two!

More than 1gb of VRAM is needed when you are playing at resolutions ABOVE 1920X1080 (1080P)
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May 30, 2012 6:34:26 AM

i meant 7870, not 7970. has been edited.
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May 30, 2012 6:35:04 AM

Yes. HD 7870 is about 40% faster.

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May 30, 2012 9:01:41 AM

+1 amuffin

7870 will be a better option for you. Less power consumption and the VRAM is very helpful.
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May 30, 2012 9:19:45 AM

awesome. so will the 7870 just give me a better framerate or will it improve graphics aswell, or both? for the record i have i5 2400k cpu, pro3 gen3 z68 mobo, 8gb ddr3 ram, 60gb ssd, 500gb hdd
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May 30, 2012 9:21:33 AM

It will give you better framerates and will enable you to select higher graphics settings. However, if you're at maximum setting already, it won't improve image quaility at all.
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May 30, 2012 9:25:02 AM

+1 sunius

Was going to say the same thing.
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May 30, 2012 11:31:18 AM

ok. well im already at max settings, actually using nvidia inspector and using
12x s (combined 2x2 ss + 4x ogms (d3d only) + 8x sparse grid supersampling, which i think is the max you can do?? my framerates in bf3 are usually 50- 60fps with in game settings maxed except for the post processing, @ 1920 x 1080p. so i guess i would just be getting a smoother experience by upgrading.
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May 30, 2012 12:24:25 PM

mick500 said:
ok. well im already at max settings, actually using nvidia inspector and using
12x s (combined 2x2 ss + 4x ogms (d3d only) + 8x sparse grid supersampling, which i think is the max you can do?? my framerates in bf3 are usually 50- 60fps with in game settings maxed except for the post processing, @ 1920 x 1080p. so i guess i would just be getting a smoother experience by upgrading.


If you indeed get that much fps (somehow I doubt it though), there's absolutely no need to upgrade.
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May 30, 2012 5:00:21 PM

it is true, i do, with post processing on it takes a massive hit, down to just above 30, took a bit of playing with the options but yeah, also switching from my 50 inch plasma to a 23 inch ips monitor probably helped aswell im guessing.
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May 30, 2012 5:12:04 PM

just double checked and i have antialiasing deferred is off and antialiasing post is set to high, everything else is set to ultra with the above settings in nvidia inspector, framerate stayed mainly on 52-53 jumped to 60 at times and as low as 48.
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May 30, 2012 5:21:44 PM

Then I believe you. I think there's no need to upgrade if you feel comfortable with your current settings.
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May 30, 2012 5:28:44 PM

yeah, i dunno lol, the 7870 should just sit on 60 all the time yeah? saints row the third seems to struggle more than bf3 with this card. if i sell this for 120 i can pick up the 7870 for 340, so im only out of pocket 220. dunno if its worth 220 for this upgrade or if a price drop is expected? this is my first gaming pc only had it a few months, so still learning as i go.
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May 30, 2012 5:34:50 PM

I have the 560 in sli. It is about the same as a 580 but the vram does not allow for AA.

The FXAA is nice tho and works with the set up. I'd say try the FXAA and see if you like the look. If so sli is not a bad way to go and it would cost you less. I have seen 560s drop to 150.00 That is what I paid for both of mine.

I have an i5k,z68, 8 gigs, 560 sli, haf 912 set up. I dont have microshutter issues that I can pick up.

If I were to jump in now, I'd go for a 7850 and make plans to sli it later.

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May 30, 2012 5:38:36 PM

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Sunius is dead on this thread..


Huh :pt1cable: 

@OP: Yes, HD 7870 should be able to do 60 fps constant. Also, about saints row the third - your graphics card is more than enough for it. It might be your CPU that's holding you back, as you never said what you were running.
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May 30, 2012 5:41:48 PM

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means your right...
(goof-ball.)


I see :lol:  First time I hear that expression :ange: 
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May 30, 2012 5:48:14 PM

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loops - beat me to it when I was typing my posting...
LoL.

FYI
GTX 560's in SLi beat a GTX 580 handily...


:) 

Does he need a 7870 when a 7850 kicks so much ass? He sells the 560 for 120, the 7850 goes for 230. Sell the silly games that come with the 7850 and you got a great card for not much out of pocket. OC that 7850 and enjoy. SLI later.

Here is a crappy pick of my rig's sli w/o much cable management:



I am happy in game and I will not change this set up. I'd guess that a 7850 CF would make me giddy. I dont shy away from sli or CF.
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May 30, 2012 6:01:29 PM

i have a i5 2400 3.3ghz, and i cant sli cos i have the z68 pro3 gen3, didnt think i would want to sli when i picked out my parts lol, should have known better. got 8gb ddr3 g skill ram, 60gb ssd and 500gb hdd. thats pretty much everything. using msi i dont think i am bottlenecked by the cpu if i understand the term correctly, gpu is using 99%, or would i need to see the cpu usage? was just running saints row then, with everything on ultra and sparse grid supersampling set to 8x which might be the issue i was only getting 33 fps, dropped to 26 aswell... so is the 7850 better aswell?? i was under the impression they were much the same?
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May 30, 2012 6:13:24 PM

done. i just wanted to make sure i would see a improvement before spending the extra cash. I shouldnt have any compatibility issues with the 7870 and my setup? (probably a stupid question but jus double checking)
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May 30, 2012 6:33:34 PM

haha, yeah, that ones a little daunting. along with the motherboard that supports sli. cheers everyone!!
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May 30, 2012 6:45:40 PM

Best answer selected by mick500.
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May 30, 2012 8:07:16 PM

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