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Need advice on GTX 285 1GB vs gt 640 2GB DDR 3

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December 15, 2012 6:00:08 AM

I have recently aquired a GT 640 2GB DDR 3, but have been using a GTX 285 for ages now, obviously with no DX 11 benefits but very decent speed in most games with decent settings on dx9.

i do not exceed 1680x1050 resolutions on my current display.

Should i change the card for the 640 for dx11 benefits? I suspect that although this is a 2012 card my pc's overall performance will take a hit. If not, what card do you reckon would be the best upgrade at this resolution setting? Thanks for the Help
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 7:23:04 AM

NO! Don't forget, the GT is a low-end card, whereas the GTX is a performance card. If you want to get good fps but do not want to spend too much money, I'd suggest getting a GTX 650ti or a GTX 660.
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 8:26:53 AM

atleast an hd 7770~105$
or if u want more performance a gtx650-ti 150$
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December 15, 2012 9:49:54 AM

you can go for a hd 7750
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 10:33:45 AM

Yeah, 7770 and 7750 are good too. I was only thinking of the green camp for some reason...
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 1:46:30 PM

well, the green camp is not that great in low end.
AMD has always beaten them.
get a 7770 ad u'll be fine for 720p
if u go to 1050p w\that will be alright too,
but if u CAN a 650ti would be better
December 15, 2012 1:52:29 PM

thanks guys. 650ti seems like the high end choice you are all leaning towards, i'll have a look at pricing
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 2:47:23 PM

it costs about 150-170$
if u live in usa
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 2:53:04 PM

Stay with the 285 man. I went out and the salesman at microcenter talked me into the gt640 and its not a terrible card but if your used to the 285 your not goin to like the results lol I also have a 285 and it def out performs the 640.
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 3:35:15 PM

no one is even telling him to go for a gt640
that card is not for gaming.

a 650ti or a 7770 according to his budget
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 3:39:16 PM

Those won't be a big improvement either, but at least they will give him the option to game with DX11.
a c 82 U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 3:40:55 PM

that 285 is alot faster than the 640, tbh, and id recommand stay with it for the moment until u can afford a better card :) 
December 15, 2012 6:21:14 PM

save for a 660 and keep the 285 for a while i thik it's still a good one :)