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Graphics Card Upgrade for Guild Wars 2

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September 4, 2012 1:02:40 PM

Hey guys,

So I'm thinking on getting a new card but wanted some insight on to what the improvements would be and whether my CPU would bottleneck it too much.

Upgrade would be: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti OC 2GB GDDR5

Current specs are:

Gigabyte GTX 275 896 MB
Gigabyte EX-58 UD3R (MOBO)
Intel i7 920 at stock speed of 2.6 (Have just installed Noctua on it and will be playing with getting it to 3.5 but for arguments sake lets keep the stock speed in mind)
6GB Cosair dominator DDR3 1600
Termaltake Toughpower 750w

Currently sit at around 27-50 FPS but not on full settings, I would like to run on full if possible although top AA and derivatives are not imperative.

Upgrading to play Guild Wars 2 but also play most current gen games like BF3, MP3 etc

Thanks a million!
September 4, 2012 1:07:35 PM

What kind of mobo do you use? Just curious. But after the GPU upgrade, you might be close to max on the PSU, so if you intend to run SLI, you might need to upgrade.
September 4, 2012 1:43:04 PM

miken2137 said:
What kind of mobo do you use? Just curious. But after the GPU upgrade, you might be close to max on the PSU, so if you intend to run SLI, you might need to upgrade.


Crap, I knew I was forgetting something :)  I have updated the post but its a Gigabyte EX-58 UD3R. No plans on SLI, budget and case/mobo space limiting that option.
September 4, 2012 1:52:31 PM

You should be able to run GW2 on full settings with a newer graphics card.

I have a very similar setup (my i7 920 is already overclocked to 3.6, any i use a GTX 285), and i get between 25 and 70 FPS with everything set to "high" + FXAA. I'm using "fullscreen windowed" mode (1920x1200) because that is more comfortable for switching to my 2nd screen, if I use normal fullscreen 1920x1200 I get a few FPS more.

Guild Wars 2 is not that graphically intense, BF3 (and other FPS) are much more demanding.
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