I've already asked this before regarding upgrading my EVGA GTX 660ti SC graphics card and kept thinking I should get a better card but is it worth it. Now,for those that don't know, once I purchase a 20$ extended warranty,which I've considered buying anyway, for an additional 2 years of warranty service, I can also participate in EVGA's step-up program. It allows you, within 90 days of purchase of original equipment, to trade in your current graphics card and upgrade while paying the difference in cost.
My current options for an upgrade are these(links included):
My reason for upgrading is that I bought the 660ti and then turned out to have extra cash which is always nice to have laying around for a bit. So, I figured why not try to take advantage of this upgrade while i can. I purchased this card on the 27th of October, so I still have plenty of time to request an upgrade.
Which one, if any, would you consider upgrading to or would you just keep the current 660ti and wait until something better comes out next year.
Well, a single overclocked GTX 670 will suit you fine... (unless you're on a 120hz monitor)
I pretty much run most games at 60+ fps with dips into the 50s (unless on multiplayer, which then it's usually more cpu limited)
No, I'm not on a 120hz display. Thanks for you input, though. I guess if I start having problems, it wouldn't hurt to tone down the resolution or go into windowed mode. It isn't worth the hassle of shipping stuff back and forth and paying out the difference for something that seems to be only a small upgrade. I'm going to make the conclusion that the 660ti should play anything that comes out for the next couple years. Maybe not on max, but at a decent quality that doesn't ruin the game.
I mainly run games at 60fps and use vsync and everything seems to run fine. Borderlands will drop at times at high intensity situations, but quickly regroups back to 60.
Oh yes, I do understand CPU performance is much different multiplayer. I currently run an i5-3550(I can't remember why I didn't purchase the unlocked i5), but I don't have the net to really play online games anyway.