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Best card upgrade for my gaming system

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November 22, 2012 2:45:26 PM

I am looking to upgrade my dual 460s in SLI and looking for some recomendations as I am no expert in graphics cards.

I have:

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
i7 930 2.8GHz
12 gb RAM
60gb boot ssd running win 7 pro
120gb ssd

Main issue is performance to cost ratio. I don't play extremely demanding games for the most part, but its nice to have the power in the event I decide to.

Noise is not an issue.

Thanks in advance!

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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 3:08:13 PM
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If you're looking purely for a higher average framerate from a single card then the best advice is probably to wait. Problem is that your dual GTX460s will be delivering comparable performance to a HD5970/GTX580, and that's already near the top of what's out. The GTX680 would give some gain, but probably not enough to justify the cost.

Really, the only way you could get significantly more performance than what you already have is use a pair of more powerful cards. You could get a major average framerate boost then, but depends whether you're looking to get away from SLI and use a single card or are happy to stick with SLI. If it's the latter then a pair of GTX660s would serve you very well. If it's the former then I'd wait for GTX770, GTX780 etc next year.
November 22, 2012 8:32:29 PM

Best news I had all day. Cheers.
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November 22, 2012 8:32:29 PM

Best answer selected by HagensHorde.
a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 8:44:28 PM

Glad I could help :-)
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