I recently built a gaming PC and chose the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 OC 4GB GDDR5 as my graphics card. I am currently gaming at 1920x1200 at 60hz on a single monitor. I am planning to purchase a 2560x1440 120hz (via overclock) monitor soon. Is my video card the best option for this under $600? I would like to keep framerates as high as possible, only dropping below 60 FPS for the most demanding games at the highest settings.
In reading some reviews, it sounds like I may not need 4GB of RAM on the video card, at least not yet. Would I be better off with a Crossfire or SLI setup with two less expensive cards from either AMD or NVIDIA? My motherboard does have two slots for graphics cards and is both Crossfire and SLI ready.
As stated above, I am willing to spend up to $600 total on either a single graphics or dual graphics cards ($300 each), and would like to know the most powerful set up at this price point. I will play mostly action and racing games.
I am new to PC gaming and building PCs too, so if I did not include any necessary information, let me know.
I don't think I would upgrade right now. You could get 2 7950's. By crosschecking with the gpu hierarchy and this review http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950_CrossFir...
It would kill a 680, But I still don't think it is worth it. A 680 should be able to max out literally anything at 1080p.
I'm not sure I understand very well, you're going to buy a 2560x1440 60hz monitor and overclock it to 120hz?
Anyway check this link: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/397
For example, that is BF3 @ Ultra with FXAA running on 2560x1440 in some different card setups. So few card setups can reach a solid 120FPS in most modern games so it won't be hard for you to decide.
You can pick different games @ 2560x1440 from the left rollout menu and see what's better for you. I would recommend another 680.