Hello everyone, I would like your opinion on a low-cost(for me it`s not that low) upgrade:
My curent one: http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N460GTX-SE-Cyclone-1GD5-...
The only game I play is Guild Wars 2.
PCU:Intel i3 2120 3.30GHz
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 460 SE Cyclone OC 1GB DDR5 256-bit
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 XMS3
Storage: SSD Corsair Force Series 3 60GB & WD 500GB SATA-II 7200RPM
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 500W
- are my two choices worth the money to upgrade it / performance gain related to price?
- my MB supports PCI Express 2.0 x16. Will this hold back the Radeon 7770 ?
- what`s the better choice when keeping in mind my PC config? (from the signature)
- should I wait for Black Friday, maybe the prices will be better?
I would side with a 7770 my self, it is slightly faster than a normal gtx460/560 256bit 334 shader. Overclocking is usually limited to around 1.1-1.2ghz for most 7770 and power consumption barely goes over 90w max.
Yes but not that much considering that you could very easily push that card to 850-950mhz. Just make sure the power vrm is below 100c or it will degrade as it is a common problem with the gtx460 and some 560. Don't bother overclocking the vram as the 460 256bit isn't bandwidth limited.