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Hey guys,

I'm planning my rig in my head (as we all constantly are ), and had a question regarding the graphics card.

Which cards on the market today can max games at 1080p
Max for me means all settings as high as possible (with some AA but this doesn't have to be at the highest values)

Also when I build my rig (between now and sept) I would want it to be able to max games for 2-3 years. I know that this will get harder but at least be able to play with high / very high details (even without AA).

Not partial to either AMD or nVidia, all I am interested in is performance vs price.

Thanks guys
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gtx580 for an easy single card solution. if you want uber AA get the 3gb version
     
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Originally Posted by RaYYaN View Post
Hey guys,

I'm planning my rig in my head (as we all constantly are ), and had a question regarding the graphics card.

Which cards on the market today can max games at 1080p
Max for me means all settings as high as possible (with some AA but this doesn't have to be at the highest values)

Also when I build my rig (between now and sept) I would want it to be able to max games for 2-3 years. I know that this will get harder but at least be able to play with high / very high details (even without AA).

Not partial to either AMD or nVidia, all I am interested in is performance vs price.

Thanks guys
I was in your boat too. Had a reasonable card (it was a 5770 and it was my first ever graphics card). I wanted to be able to max out games as much as I could, the 5770 couldn't do the games I play justice enough to keep it. Sold it and put the £80 I got for it towards a 6950. Paid £200 for it. Unlocked to a 6970. Absolute bargain. Plays anything..
    
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Thanks for the quick reply

That would be too far out of my budget

What about say 6950 2gb / 560?

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I was in your boat too. Had a reasonable card (it was a 5770 and it was my first ever graphics card). I wanted to be able to max out games as much as I could, the 5770 couldn't do the games I play justice enough to keep it. Sold it and put the £80 I got for it towards a 6950. Paid £200 for it. Unlocked to a 6970. Absolute bargain. Plays anything..
Thanks for the quick reply
I was thinking of doing something similar
Do you game at 1080?
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I think either of those options will suite you fine. Obviously if the 6950 unlocks, even better.
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if your budget is that limited i dont think you are going to get a card that will max games for years to come. You might get a 560ti and then later SLI in a second one when you have the money
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so far ive managed to play everything maxed out except metro2033 everything maxed out and around 20-25fps the 6950 would be a better choice as stated above it can unlock much better other games like bc2 i get around 60-90fps blackops constant 125, but in saying that in some games the 560 can keep up with a 6950 not sure if both pushed to their limits though. i can manage a 990mhz@1.087v and stays nice n cool
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Thanks for the quick replies
I think I would probably be able to go up to about 200 pounds for the GPU

With regards to that what would the recommendations be?

@IXcrispyIX good to hear you can max most things, are you running at 1080, and also are you running any AA?
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Originally Posted by RaYYaN View Post
Thanks for the quick replies
I think I would probably be able to go up to about 200 pounds for the GPU

With regards to that what would the recommendations be?

@IXcrispyIX good to hear you can max most things, are you running at 1080, and also are you running any AA?
yes everything runs @ 1080p and i put as much AA as i can for black ops its @ x16 and bc2 if i remember properly it went up to x32? and had that maxed too, im yet to re-install crysis and try that out with some nice mods
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yes everything runs @ 1080p and i put as much AA as i can for black ops its @ x16 and bc2 if i remember properly it went up to x32? and had that maxed too, im yet to re-install crysis and try that out with some nice mods
That's great
Thanks alot for the info (+rep)
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