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I think I need a GPU upgrade.

Postposted on Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:40 pm

What do you guys think?

GPU:
EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor

RAM:
4 GB

PSU:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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Re: I think I need a GPU upgrade.

Postposted on Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:55 pm

I had the exact same GTX260 and I consider my GTX560Ti to be a big step up. You should consider TR's recent article on the 448 core GTX 560 Ti before you buy - even if the launch only brings down prices on other cards.

What games do you play and at what resolution?
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Re: I think I need a GPU upgrade.

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:18 am

I usually do 1920x1200. I'm trying to play Skyrim maxed out everything and eventually Mass Effect 3.

Do you think they will lower the price on the 560 for blackfriday? Trying to catch a good deal.
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Re: I think I need a GPU upgrade.

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:11 am

At that resolution, I would go with either a 560/ti or a 6950 1GB, depending on whichever deal is better. If you are in the US, slickdeals.net will be invaluable to you.
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Re: I think I need a GPU upgrade.

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:27 am

Aim higher imo! Maybe pricing is different here in Denmark, but I'm really happy with my recent Geforce 570 (upgrade from geforce 275), and it wasnt that much more expensive considering the alternatives.

I had this weird idea before that playing in 1024x768 was "good enough", but now that I have upgraded and tried playing in 1920x1200 on my 24" , i dont think I could go back
to lower resolutions.
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