I am thinking about upgrading my 2x GTX260 Core 216 cards to something not as loud
On the shopping list are :
1x GTX 660 Ti for around £230
1x AMD 7950 for around £220-£230
The Rig :
Intel i7 860 @ stock ( can OC to 4ghz )
120GB Micron C400 SSD
2x GTX260 Core 216 SLI @ Stock ( can OC quite a bit )
2x 24" Dell U2410s ( 3rd one may be on the way ).
I am mostly looking to run F1 2012. I am getting 60fps ( max ) average and 55fps minimum with everything maxed out , but it is very very noisy, cards are hitting 90+ Celsius. ( running the latest beta driver that supports SLI for F1 2012 ).
So looking to save a few quid from the power bill ( a great excuse to buy new hardware ), what would be the better card to get ? I am kind of leaning towards the AMD as it supports eyefinity and can be flashed to the new firmware.
I've seen quite a few benchmarks between the two, and they are close, but have no idea how they compare to my current set-up.
I remember that 2x gtx260s are roughly equal to 1x GTX480 in DX9 and DX10, but F1 2012 supports DX11.
What I would suggest before getting rid of them is taking them out of your computer and blowing the dust out of each of the cards. They probably have accumulated alot of dust and need to be cleaned for better airflow.
A can of compressed air should do the job. Might as well try it if you are getting rid of them anyway.