I have recently got a new monitor that has a screen resolution of 1980x1080 and would like to play my games at this resolution. My current graphics card is an Asus HD 6770 with a factory overclock of 850mhz.
My System Specs are;
AMD Phenom II X2 560 @ Stock
8GB (2x 4GB) RAM @ 1600mhz
Asus HD 6770
600w FSP power supply FSP600-80EPN(85)
25" 1980x1080 screen
I'm going to get a Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP and an Intel i7 3770 or i5 3570k, any big difference in games?
The Gigabyte board comes with Lucid MVP, does Lucid Virtual Vsync stop screen tearing like Nvidia's Adaptive Vsync?
If Lucid Virtual Vsync stops screen tearing and stuttering then I'm happy to get an AMD card, If not then I'd prefer an Nvidia Card.
I am in NZ and AMD cards are, generally, cheaper.
I am also looking to buy a Seasonic 850w M12II later so I can SLI/Crossfire the card I get and for neater cable management
1920x1080, a 670 will max it out it's certainly scalable for a nice SLI upgrade in the future. however, why not go for a cheaper one?
at that price, it cost as much as the sapphire 7970, which I own and I can tell you it bests any 670 on any benchmarks I've seen...
EDIT: also, you don't really need lucid virtual vsync for the current top end cards. just pop on triple buffering and it'll solve all the screen tearing issues. these cards have enough power to triple buffer anything
OK, I see you've added the regular 670 and it's avialable. get that, for $100 less than the 7970, it's an awesome deal.
main issue with the 7970 is that although it can run a little bit faster than the 670, that sapphire model's a 2.5 slotter, and it'll be tough to crossfire in the future. I am experiencing that issue at the moment...
wow, amazing price lol... man, must be tough to shop in NZ
anyway, judging by his best answer selection, I'm hoping he went for the reference model, which isn't too badly priced
Well, US prices for hardware/consoles are generally not met anywhere in the western world. This 670 is 450 in US$, which is still 10-15% up in price from you guys as I understand, but the cheapest you get as far as I know and OCed.
Haven't bought any of the cards yet. I need to get the Intel processor first so I don't bottleneck the card.
Went looking on the site Proximon said, found a EVGA GTX 670 FTW editon for NZD$680, heard these cards are good to OC and come with the GTX 680 PCB
There is a small charge for using NZ dollars in Australia but the FTW is $800 here.