ultima_trev wrote:If you're choosing between HD 7950 and GTX 670, get the latter unless you plan to do some major overclocking. The HD 7950 is underpowered with its weak stock clocks.
ordskiweicz wrote:Maybe I'm not so tuned in to minor video effects, but my last three video card upgrades )over several years) seemed to produce very minimal visible changes. The cards all were fine, and my 5850 seems to run Crysis 2 fine at 1900 on my 24" monitors. Grading audio to Xonar was dramatically different.
I'm thinking of upgrading to a 670 - but wonder if once again the changes will be so minor I'll wonder why I spent the $400 bucks. Yes, the shadows may have some greater detail, the reflections be a touch more complex - but I usually am not staring at them while avoiding getting my butt kicked and offing aliens.
I see some "huge improvement" lines in reviews by upgraders - but what's likely to be evident? The 5850 has been remarkably competent.
System is P8P67 Pro, 2600K, Corsair 520 PSU, 8 gigs mem, Xonar, 256 M4 SSD, etc.
ordskiweicz wrote:my 5850 seems to run Crysis 2 fine at 1900 on my 24" monitors
flip-mode wrote:ordskiweicz wrote:my 5850 seems to run Crysis 2 fine at 1900 on my 24" monitors
Sounds to me like you will be fine waiting for the next gen.
GeForce GTX460 (768MB) and Radeon HD5850 provide similar performance in most games, and I agree that both are still adequate for playing most games at 1920x1080.Chrispy_ wrote:At 1920x1080 every game I try runs fine on my old GTX460. My main rig is running a 6850 (basically the same as a 5850) at 1920 x 1200 without problems too.
Now there's a heck of a suggestion, but why not 2560x1600?Chrispy_ wrote:How about saving a bit more and getting a nice IPS 2560x1440 screen instead?
JustAnEngineer wrote:why not 2560x1600?
Chrispy_ wrote:Each to their own, but I'm tired of fighting aspect ratio problems and will just conform to the 16:9 trend for my next purchase
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