New Graphic card 200-290€


Please can you help me choose best option for my computer . It should be between 200-310€ (250- 350 $) from this shop

My PC:
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.

I am thinking about Gainward GTX570 Golden Sample (264€) because it has CUDA cores which allows me to use Iray.
GTX660Ti will by probably better but for now it is only theory and even release date is unknown.

From AMD i think about HD7870
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.
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  1. Your grammar & punctuation are very good & much better than most here. I guess you should give yourself a little boost in self confidence.

    But I can not help you with the topic itself as I am just a gamer & CUDA's and Iray renders are beyond my... gaming knowledge...

    I used to be a programmer in my younger days but then I took an arrow in the knee... Cheers! :)
  2. 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

    CUDA capable cards

    GeForce GTX 690 3.0
    GeForce GTX 680 3.0
    GeForce GTX 670 2.1
    GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2.1
    GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2.1
  3. 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.
    Or that Gigabyte is the just the best option. (performance/price.)
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