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im just wondering if i should upgrade my gtx285 to a gtx580, cos i can get it brand new for $500 aus.
post #2 of 19
Are you having problems with your existing card?
post #3 of 19
Well, if you have to ask, then you probably don't tbh. If you can't play the games you play on your prefered settings, or find it too slow F@H then yeah, of course ^^
post #4 of 19
If you're having performance problems then yes upgrading would be a good idea. If you're playing games fine and only feel you should upgrade because newer stuff is out, then no I wouldn't.
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Originally Posted by fitzy-775;13547288 
im just wondering if i should upgrade my gtx285 to a gtx580, cos i can get it brand new for $500 aus.

Get 2x hd6950 2gb,
they costs less than gtx580 but performs much better,you can even unlock the 6950 to a 6970,
hope u like my suggestion.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102928
Edited by Aniket - 5/18/11 at 1:36am
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@OP,
You can also get 2x gtx560ti,they are a bit slower than hd6950 but still 2x gtx560 ti will perform much better than gtx580
Edited by Aniket - 5/18/11 at 1:45am
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post #7 of 19
Why don't you just list all the current high end GPU's. Also edit FTW
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Asmodean;13547333 
Well, if you have to ask, then you probably don't tbh. If you can't play the games you play on your prefered settings, or find it too slow F@H then yeah, of course ^^

This. If you weren't able to play games the way you wanted to play them, you wouldn't have to ask. wink.gif

But, the gtx 580 is an amazing performer. At least twice as fast as your current gpu.
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thanks for the comments im looking into the option now of the HD 6950 CFX idea, i've looked at some charts on guru3D and they proform pritty good
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fitzy-775;13547548 
thanks for the comments im looking into the option now of the HD 6950 CFX idea, i've looked at some charts on guru3D and they proform pritty good

Good to see you are going with my suggestion.
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