Hey everyone, recently I have been thinking about upgrading from my EVGA GTX 480 for a couple reasons:
1. It is UNGODLY hot.
2. The power consumption is a bit much.
3. I have been thinking of 3 monitor setup or 1440p/1600p resolution down the line, so I would need more VRAM, and I'd have to use SLI, and I really don't want two of those monsters sucking out more power.
So my question is what would be a good card to upgrade to? I don't particularly care which brand (I've used Nvidia my whole like, but if AMD works, I'm all for it). I at least want something comparable (better if possible). Money is a little tight right now too, so cheaper better. I have been taking a look at various things, and I was wondering what it 384-bit means? How would it compare to a modern 128-bit card?
Thanks so much
If it helps I currently have a i7-3930k and 8 GB of RAM
go for the 7950 it has a bigger memory bandwith and the main reason cuz u said u r looking forward to using 3 monitors and the eyefinity Tech from AMD is much better than the nVidia's Surrounding and it doesn't draw alot of power too
I agree with the first half of what "austing" has stated above., but I would strongly recommend buy a single gpu. It is always tempting to think about going a little bit over your budget, but remember budgets are made for reasons.
A 7870, 660ti or 7950 will all give you a great gaming experience at 1080p.