My old graphic card, a ATI RADEON HD5970 is now dead and I need a new one. Could anyone suggest what graphic ard or combination of graphic cards I should go for to get similar performance?
Here are my system specs:
My system specs:
Motherboard: ASUS P6T SE
Processor: Intel Core i7 920
GPU: HIS ATI Radeon HD 5970
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W
RAM: Corsair XMS3 3x2GB
HD: 1x 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black and 1x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
I dont have a budget, I just want similar performance.
Cards (single card) with similar performance, GTX580, HD6990, HD7970
Cards (single card) with better performance, GTX680, GTX690, and HD7990 (Not released).
---- The above statements only take in consideration of 2650p or 5760 (Tri-monitor). Still somewhat true in 1080p ----
For a substantial upgrade, it would definitely be GTX680. However, GTX670 OC is also very very tempting.
GTX680s on newegg. Since you are willing to pay for a nice one, I would suggest one with an aftermarket cooler. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
GTX670s on newegg. If you are comfortable on OCing it. (The performance is similar after just a little OC...)
They will perform better than a GTX 590 which will outperform a GTX 680 so thats really the best solution from a price/performance standpoint.
On the other hand 2 GTX 480's will use a LOT of power and i mean a lot.Your PSU will handle it easily but you'll see the difference in your power bill.
Or you could also Crossfire 2 HD7850's.They are going to cost you as much as a GTX 680 and will perform as well as a heavily overclocked GTX 680.And thats on stock.They overclock like beasts too.This version right here has a nice cooler and is also overlocked slightly. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The HD 7970 and GTX 680 arent really the best performing cards for that price so im going to skip them.
I don't think I'll go for the 2 GTX 480's. Is there any drawback to the overclocked GTX 670 compared to the 680? The AMD options are tempting but I've had serious problems with Catalyst drivers. Ever since 10.2 I have not been able to open Catalyst Control Centre in order to increase the fan speed to stop my 5970 from overheating. I did fix that problem by reinstalling my default driver, but ended up updating again so I wouldnt face graphical issues. Will any of the graphic cards being suggested have similar overheating problems?
FYI: I use a HAF 922 case with one 200m front fan, one 200mm top fan, one 120mm rear fan and two 120mm side fans.