CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
PSU: Corsair TX 650 V2
MB: Asus M4N68T
Memory: 2X2GB + 2X4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz
Case: CooleMaster Dominator II CM690 - only 2 fans for now -front and back
Monitor: LG W2242SM - max resolution 1680x1050 (VGA)
GPU: GAINWARD GTS250 512MB Green edition
I want to buy it before July.
If it is possible (at this price level) I want to run latest games (1680x1050) on ultra settings, min 40fps
Next I work with 3DS MAX 2012 (using mental ray, but want try Iray or VrayRT), After Effects, Mudbox, Photoshop
I mean, it should be gaming graphic card, but I need relatively good performance and stability in applications which I mentioned.
From AMD i think about HD7870 http://www.alza.sk/gigabyte-r787oc-2gd-d310223.htm
It is more expensive than GTX570 and don't have CUDA cores which means I cannot use Iray, but power consumption is better and performance too. Next it works better with OpenCL ( with it VrayRT is faster) .
What is better for future CUDA or OpenCL and it is worthy get better performance with lower power consumption but pay 50€ more and loose chance to use Iray render.
Or is there any other option?
Thank you for help!
Sorry if I made to many grammar mistakes I am still learning.
The 900Mhz 560 does pretty much what the 570 does....your budget is a bit short for a 670 but I'd squeeze it if you can... The factory OC'd designs are matching reference 680 performance and even at "stock" tops the 7970. Both of these are non reference designs w/ factory OC'd
GTX670 is very powerful but too expensive for me. And I think with this monitor and other hardware it will be wasting of it's potential
On other hand that 560Ti is interesting. But is there any noticeable difference between Compute Capability 2.1 (560Ti) and 2.0 (for GTX570)
And what about 560Ti 448 cores which is similar in performance with GTX570 and theoretically have Compute Capability 2.1 too. Price is 244€ which is acceptable for me and power consumption is lower. http://www.alza.sk/gigabyte-n560448-13i-d293837.htm
Or that Gigabyte is the just the best option. (performance/price.)