USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming - Lots of different stuff, i usually race on simbin sims like gt legends and gtr titles but i also play a lot of flight simulator x and aerofly fs. Also spend a lot of time in skyrim, gta iv, farcry 2, dirt 3, f1 2011, max payne 3. After that just use my pc for net/movies/facebook lol, its 75% for gaming -)
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 8880 gtx xxx and enermax 500w with 32A@12v.
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: core2duo e6600 @ 3,2ghz water cooled, Gygabyte ep45t-u3dr 1.0, corsair ddr3 1600.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Ati and physx -) well my board only has 1 pci-e slot so.. ill stick with nvidia i think..i like ati/amd a bit more then nvidia but i really like physx..i guess i´m stuck with nvidia still (im not putting the amd option entirely away but if its a close call i´ll go for the nvidia for now). No real preference in card makers but in portugal its easier to get asus, evga, gainward, msi, xfx and zotac.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, 1440x900, in near future also 1680x1050, maybe even 1920x1200 depending if i can get a graphic card that stands that.
So,i think my card it´s dying, at the moment i only get 800x600 and with a lot of green and purples lines all over..sometimes when i startup the pc it recognises the 8800gts but after 5 minutes crashes and i have to reset it. After that windowz 7 installs my graphics with a vga standard driver..Im just hoping its not the pci-e.
I already did a lot of research in tom´s site and also techpowerup and im a bit confused really..with 175€ i can get a gtx560 (not TI) or i can get an amd XFX 7770 Black for 160€, but i´m not really excited with the performance of those too.. then i saw something a bit more cheaper like the gtx 550 ti but in this case it just seems too weak.. i don´t know.
I Like graphics and i like to max out my games, my xfx 8800 gts still runned every game with medium/high settings @ 1440x900, the most recent game i´m playing is max payne 3 and it played smooth with dx10 and high setting enabled, of course almost all games with no AA but hey..
Just need some sugestions/opinions please.. maybe its worth paying +/- 210€ for the gtx 560 ti? or a gtx 460 i saw used for 75€? -) something that would run these latest games in high or very high settings @ 1680x1050..with AA from now on please
if i go ati im thinking maybe 6850 or 8670...but the room where the pc is located is very hot, 20/25ºC min air temp so..i dont know about those cards.
as for my cpu firstname.lastname@example.org and 40ºC under load on the coolest days, 50ºC in summer temps...so i don´t know about 4ghz as i have to raise voltage for that speed almost for sure, but i´ll try -)
GTX 560 ti its very expensive for me, last,last resort really -(
GTX 560 not ti annoys me because its just a ti with a some blocked resources...but its 50€ cheaper...is it really 50€ cheaper in performance too?
GTX 460 i only can get used..its the 1gb 192bits model btw..Gainward.
Also, how are the mentioned cards under directx9 and 11? all good?
The picture is a msi twin frozr but i just sent email trying to confirm.. but i think ill buy it even if its not that particular msi.. gtx 560 ti for 100€ here in portugal sounds nice, they all cost 200€+ new.
ya, cheapest non ti around here cost at least 175€.
But now im kind hoping that the pic is real, just read a review on that card at techpowerup, liked the review and love the cooler -)
But ya, i think ill get even if its not ti, that 1 year warranty is also a big + for me.
bah, bad news, already sold it, only has an HD 7850 now for 200€
i cant afford that by now, so..
but i read a lot of stuff by now..im kinda gaving up on my physx demand.
I´m between these two cards, 7770 or Gtx 560 SE.
I did have an ati some years ago and the support was a bit...weak, i read the forums, some say its better, some say its the same, lots of bla bla bla issues with AMD cards.
On the other hand i don´t like nvidia policies/prices to be honest.
So..on your opinions, 7770 or Gtx 560 SE ?
Oh, and..stupid question but, its a Intel Cpu and AMD Gpu a good combo?