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Graphics cards - 1x1080p 1920x1080 Monitor.

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August 3, 2012 12:09:22 PM

Hey everyone!

I'm looking to get a new graphics card at the moment, budget is currently not a bother, not because I'm extremely wealthy but because I'm to willing wait and save up for it (If it is worth the wait, ofcourse). The main reason for this is because my current graphics card, while it has lasted me since i ditched my age old 8800GTX is struggling with particle effects within games, and causes large FPS drops. It has probably only lasted this long due to other aspects of my machine taking up the slack. The monitor i will be using is a 24" 1920x1080 1080p LCD, which if upgraded i will only go within the 24"-32" range of LED monitors, as I do not have the funds for the rather glorious multi-screen.
However when I do use multi-screen its for programming, so nothing intensely visual.

Current Specs:
- ASUS 1155 P8Z68-V PRO
- i5 2400 3.1GHz
- 16gb 1866MHz RAM
- ATI Radeon HD 5750(or70)


If any other details are required, then I shall post them.

Basically, I know that the 680 GTX is incredible, and I have heard many good comments about the 7970, ATI's current flagship, but are these monsters worth the cash? Will a 560/580 or ATI equivalent be able to run games with similar ease?

Many thanks for any response!
a b U Graphics card
August 3, 2012 12:20:24 PM

Hi. About the GTX 680, I would recommend GTX 670. There is not a huge difference to spent 100 euros more for a GTX 680 (not worth it). A GTX 670 is definitely better than a GTX 560 and you can experience the difference but the difference between a GTX 670 and a GTX 580 is small. A GTX 670 is better though. A 7970 is better than/same as a GTX 670, that depends on the games but the 7970 is more expensive than a GTX 670. Yep a GTX 670 "Monster" is definitely worth the cash. MONSTER KILL.. KILL...

- Fastreaction
a b U Graphics card
August 3, 2012 12:25:51 PM

+1 go with a gtx670, still overkill for 1x 1080p screen but you wount need to upgrade it for years.
Im still rocking a radeon 5850 on a 1080p screen quiate happily.
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