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December 15, 2012 1:32:58 PM

Hi,

Currently i have a Powercolor 6850 and it has caused more problems that it has solved. (lag spikes, stuttering etc)

Anyway as its nearly Christmas i am trying to decide what GPU to upgrade too. BTW im completely avoiding AMD as Nvidia seems more reliable.

I was thinking about the ASUS GTX 560 TI but didnt think there would be much of a performance improvement over my old card.

My budget is between £100 - £200 the cheaper the better.

Thanks

SPECS:

Powercolor 6850 1GB
AMD Phenom II X4 695 BE
ASUS M4A88T-M
Coolermaster 550 PSU
500GB HD
8GB DDR3 RAM
Windows 7 64 bit sp1

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December 15, 2012 1:37:55 PM

Also should say that i am looking to run games like

Far Cry 3, Dark Souls, Skyrim, and future games like Bioshock Infinite
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December 15, 2012 2:40:50 PM

GTX660 is what you want, good price here:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-660-twin-fro...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1033mhz-boost-1098mhz-cores-9

Be aware though that Far Cry 3 is insanely demanding and will need reduced settings on just about any card you buy. Even a GTX670 will only reach the 30s with max settings at 1080p.
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December 15, 2012 2:46:35 PM

GTX660 is around 25-30% faster than the GTX560 Ti by the way, and I don't think you could find a 2GB GTX560 Ti any more anyway. GTX660 is close to GTX580 performance.
December 15, 2012 3:01:31 PM

sam_p_lay said:
GTX660 is what you want, good price here:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-660-twin-fro...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1033mhz-boost-1098mhz-cores-9

Be aware though that Far Cry 3 is insanely demanding and will need reduced settings on just about any card you buy. Even a GTX670 will only reach the 30s with max settings at 1080p.


Thanks Ill have a look

I'm not really looking to run it maxed just on medium-high.
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December 15, 2012 3:09:43 PM

You'll be fine then :-) Pretty much every other game out can be maxed on it.
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