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Thread: Getting a new GPU!
29-09-2012, 01:10 PM #1
Getting a new GPU!
Hello! I'd like some advice on new GPUs. Basically I'd like to prepare for Rome II and also Planetside 2.
What I have right now is the following:
System Model: MS-7522
Inte Core i7 920 Quad Processor
Corsair Powersupply 750W
Corsair Dominater DHX+ DDR3 6gb ram
GPU: Asus Geforce 560ti 1gb
What I've been looking at is the ZOTAC Geforce GTX 670 2gb. And basically I'm just wondering if it's worth my money? Or should I go 660 instead or perhaps pay the extra money to go for a 680?
Note: Not too fond of tinkering around!
29-09-2012, 01:16 PM #2
gtx670 is the sweet spot right now in terms of high end performance vs. value for money.
If you feel it's price is a bit over your budget, ignore the 660ti and go for a gtx580. The 580 matches up pretty well to a gtx670 and is cheaper than a 660ti.
29-09-2012, 01:24 PM #3
Cool! I think I'll go for the 670 then!
29-09-2012, 07:29 PM #4
An additional question that I've started thinking about!
I have the Corsair Powersupply 750W (ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard. 4x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA,)
It is roughly three years old at this point. Should I be thinking of exchanging it in the near future or can I expect it to survive another two years?
29-09-2012, 07:53 PM #5
I'd suggest waiting a bit as they have just released the 660ti and like the last gen cards. the 560ti was the last to arrive followed by 3-4 months until 6XX series arrived. So If I were you I'd suggest waiting a bit to see what the 7XX series brings. Generally their cards will arrive within mid Q1 to early Q2 of 2013.Official RPS Thread argument catalyst.
29-09-2012, 09:43 PM #6
AMD will probably release their Radeon HD 8000 series earlier - should begin arriving sometime this winter, with the range fleshed out by spring.
Still, playing the waiting game in a market that changes this quickly seems futile. There's always going to be something newer and better just around the corner.
29-09-2012, 10:25 PM #7
29-09-2012, 11:53 PM #8
Thanks for all the help!