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Upgrade to 7970/GTX680 or stick with GTX 560 ti 448 sli?

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September 26, 2012 9:31:47 PM

Very soon i plan to upgrade to a 2560x1440 monitor and ive noticed that when i play Battlefield 3 i get the occasional hook ups while playing it at 1080p and the ram is maxed out (msi afterburner), i still get 75+ fps but a upgrade to a much bigger monitor will make it worse im sure, ive been thinking about upgrading but im not sure to what, im not bias to either amd or nvidia, but i did notice that the 7970 crossfire is full of bugs, but it is still faster that gtx 680/670 sli at 2560x1440, soooooo..... and suggestions?

my specs are:

cor i7 2600k @ 4.8 ghz
8gb of corsair vengeance 1600mhz cl9
2x evga gtx 560 ti 448 classified ultra at 880 core/2350 mem
corsair hx 850 psu

Any questions just ask.
a c 198 U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 9:48:51 PM

Honestly, I would think you are fine with what you have for now. SLI 448's are pretty beefy still.
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September 26, 2012 9:58:07 PM

i know but the ram is whats bothering me, i the type of person who would want to play battlefield 3 on ultra with 4x aa and hbao, and if it locks up at 1080p, i really dont wanna imagine how bad it would be at 1440p. money isnt an issue.
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September 26, 2012 10:01:53 PM

If money is no issue I would personally get a 690 if you're gaming on a single screen. Multi screen I would go with a 670/680 4GB SLI setup. 670 would be the better choice as its almost the same as the 680 in every way with just a simple OC. Save about $200
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 10:02:44 PM

If money isn't an issue get a GTX 690 and give me the 560 ti 448's! :D  :D  :D 
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September 26, 2012 10:07:02 PM

Ironslice said:
If money isn't an issue get a GTX 690 and give me the 560 ti 448's! :D  :D  :D 


haha, i wish it wasnt that big of an issue, i would ill sell them to you for a good price :D 
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September 26, 2012 10:36:19 PM

I might be interested for the right price.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 12:13:22 AM

I would be interested in them as well.....but I would only want 1.
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 12:41:40 AM

gun21 said:
Very soon i plan to upgrade to a 2560x1440 monitor and ive noticed that when i play Battlefield 3 i get the occasional hook ups while playing it at 1080p and the ram is maxed out (msi afterburner), i still get 75+ fps but a upgrade to a much bigger monitor will make it worse im sure, ive been thinking about upgrading but im not sure to what, im not bias to either amd or nvidia, but i did notice that the 7970 crossfire is full of bugs, but it is still faster that gtx 680/670 sli at 2560x1440, soooooo..... and suggestions?

my specs are:

cor i7 2600k @ 4.8 ghz
8gb of corsair vengeance 1600mhz cl9
2x evga gtx 560 ti 448 classified ultra at 880 core/2350 mem
corsair hx 850 psu

Any questions just ask.



You don't need SLI or CFX for 1440p. Just get either a 7970 GHz and OC it or get a 4GB GTX680 and OC it and you should be fine. Save your money and get what you need. Both of those cards should give you great fps on that resolution. But if you really want SLI/CFX then do the same thing but just get 2x GTX 670 and OC them too or 2x 7970 GHz Ed and oc them. The latest AMD drivers have given a major boost to 7000 in both single card and CFX state so you can't go wrong there either.
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 1:04:40 AM

stick with your current setup, wait a few more months for the Radeon 8000 series. The 560 448ti is still beastly!
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 27, 2012 1:22:14 AM

redeemer said:
stick with your current setup, wait a few more months for the Radeon 8000 series. The 560 448ti is still beastly!
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September 27, 2012 6:32:08 AM

ya i guess ill just wait. i do have them highly overclocked, so hopefully the ram doesnt hold them back, ill definately be waiting for the hd 8000's or gk110 to upgrade now that its been brought up, thanx everyone :) 
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September 27, 2012 6:33:36 AM

Best answer selected by gun21.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 28, 2012 6:27:15 AM

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At 1920x1080, no need to go beyond your setup.

Current Nvidia solutions beating, or on par with a single 680:

GTX 480 SLi
GTX 570 SLi
GTX 560Ti 448 SLi
GTX 580 SLi
GTX 590
good to hear from you bud :)  come over here if you can please thanks http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/122827-13-list-games-...
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