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December 4, 2012 11:06:47 AM

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Hello guys just wanna ask you something...I decided to buy new graphic card which is GTX 560 Ti so just wanna ask you guys either my computer afford or not.Here are my computer detail...[you can ask if it's not a complete information for you guys to help]

Motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P8Z77-M-Intel-Micro-Motherbo...

RAM - 8 Gb DDR3

GPU (now) - http://uk.hardware.info/news/30091/leadtek-launches-gef...

OS - Window 7 Ultimate 64x

intel - Core i5

NEXT GPU - GTX 560 ti (my computer will support or not?) :bounce: 

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a c 119 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 11:12:19 AM
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Your computer can handle the 560Ti yes, though why you would go down a GPU generation makes no sense. Better off getting a modern card like the 7850, which offers better performance for the same price.
MSI Radeon HD7850. $220
http://www.amazon.com/R7850-2xMiniDisplayPort-TWIN-FROZ...
December 4, 2012 1:13:00 PM

But I prefer nVidia...because it suits for gaming right? my Budget is $230....because my Battlefield 3's recommanded GPU are GTX 560 or higher so GTX 560 would be ok right?

Another question...I have Ghost Recon Future Soldier as well and recomanded for the game is GTX 460 so which better? GTX 560 ti or GTX 460?
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December 4, 2012 1:19:08 PM

well the amd side will also do well for gaming,
a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 1:24:43 PM

If you already have a 650 buying a 560ti is a bad decision like manofchalk pointed out. It's performance would only be slightly better than what you have now, all while using more electricity.

The 7850 he linked would be a good choice, however, this is my recommendation. Save up more for a more powerful card. Buying a card that is only one level up is a waste in my opinion. With $230 you might be able to get a 7870 though, which would be even better.

I know you say you prefer Nvidia, but at this price point AMD is better, giving more performance for what you pay. A 7850 would play Battlefield 3 at mostly high settings, but may not be at 60fps most of the time. Ghost Recon I;m not that familiar with but I'm guessing it's not as demanding as Battlefield 3 so I'd say likely high settings.

Also, what is your power supply and resolution?
a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 1:30:59 PM

I'd agree that you're better off with a current gen card. It's not actually true that AMD offer more performance for the money at this price range - 7850, GTX660 and 7870 are all exceptional performance for the money. Very close in performance (you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them) so I'd advise just grabbing the cheapest (7850), except that the GTX660 comes with additional benefits, such as PhysX and (more importantly) adaptive v-sync and FXAA. So I'd go with the GTX660!
a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 1:42:08 PM

sam_p_lay said:
I'd agree that you're better off with a current gen card. It's not actually true that AMD offer more performance for the money at this price range - 7850, GTX660 and 7870 are all exceptional performance for the money. Very close in performance (you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them) so I'd advise just grabbing the cheapest (7850), except that the GTX660 comes with additional benefits, such as PhysX and (more importantly) adaptive v-sync and FXAA. So I'd go with the GTX660!


Yeah I kind of worded that wrong. I hadn't realized how cheap 660's had gotten! They launched at $300 and I'm surprised to see them on newegg for only like $205 after rebates. It also comes with a copy of Assasins Creed 3.

But yeah performance wise, it goes like this: 7850<660<7870, but they are all pretty close. So if you want the cheapest, 7850, but if you are interested in Assasins Creed 3 and the extra things that are added with Nvidia, get the 660.
December 4, 2012 2:50:06 PM

trogdor796 said:
If you already have a 650 buying a 560ti is a bad decision like manofchalk pointed out. It's performance would only be slightly better than what you have now, all while using more electricity.

The 7850 he linked would be a good choice, however, this is my recommendation. Save up more for a more powerful card. Buying a card that is only one level up is a waste in my opinion. With $230 you might be able to get a 7870 though, which would be even better.

I know you say you prefer Nvidia, but at this price point AMD is better, giving more performance for what you pay. A 7850 would play Battlefield 3 at mostly high settings, but may not be at 60fps most of the time. Ghost Recon I;m not that familiar with but I'm guessing it's not as demanding as Battlefield 3 so I'd say likely high settings.

Also, what is your power supply and resolution?


Resolution -1920x1080
Power Supply - XD it's too many numbers there which one? maybe this? [real output voltage - 500W]

so 7870 better than GTX 560 ti ?!
a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 2:51:52 PM

What brand is the power supply?
December 4, 2012 2:53:39 PM

trogdor796 said:
What brand is the power supply?

Gigabyte...
a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 2:55:45 PM

Okay, it appears that power supply is 80 PLUS BRONZE certified according to their website their 550 W's are. Should handle up to a 7870 fine.

And yes, 7870 is better than 560ti, a bit better performance and lower power usage.
December 4, 2012 3:03:15 PM

Thank You Guys :) 
December 4, 2012 7:37:13 PM

Best answer selected by TastyBl00d.
December 5, 2012 9:14:58 AM

Btw what's the higher GPU I can get with my computer spec?
a c 119 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 9:32:30 AM

Well, budget is going to be the constraint here. You could throw a GTX690 or 7990 on there no problem.
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