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Well, thats why I suggested a MSI N480GTX Twin Frozr II
The price of them now is lower than ever! They are a great Video card! With 1.5Gb's DDR5 Vram. They run very cool & quiet. & they are still a top performing card.

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I just have a question someone on this thread mentioned running my gtx260 as a physx card can someone clarify why this is necessary? might be a noob question but I am gona ask it anyway.
I asked this question just a while ago, and come to find out, unless you play a few certain games, of fold, it's not necessary!

You can read up on it right here in a dedicated thread, just for this question! Here: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/589202-faq-physx.html
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Here's the thread I started, asking about a dedicated PhysicsX Card.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1043...-question.html

So I came to the decision that it was unnecessary for me!
Hope this helps!
Edited by Inteller - 6/19/11 at 12:26am
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If you go with the 480, it has more than enough power to handle physX on it's own. Using a dedicated PhysX card might actually hurt performance (though not by too much). Only use the GTX 260 as a dedicated PhysX card if you choose to get an AMD card
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post #23 of 46
The prices arent as comparable here in Aus. They are getting that way but no quite. I got my evga gtx560Ti at a local store in australia for cheaper than what newegg sells at the moment. So we are getting there but in regards to higher end cards.. They are much more expensive.

2 Monitors with a 570 is perfectly fine. as you will only game on one and desktop doesnt use much resources at all. 3 monitors however youll need to bump to a 3gb gtx580 and they run up a cost of 700+ $ aus. So if that is your plan ATI is the way to go but other than that I suggest the gtx570 as it will destroy most on 1080p now and SLI will cripple it as the NVIDIA drivers are getting better and better. Especially 275.33, They are awesome.
post #24 of 46
Go 480, if youre an nvidia boy, like me, i just hate ati, never again. 5xx is good but like someone said, 480 is dropping in price, better bang for buck ratio then the 5xx. If you want to go all out, buy a second one later, they will be almost free by the time you need it and it will last you a good time. By then youll have 2 480 gtx + a dedicated fysx, which will own pretty much everything.
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3 monitors however youll need to bump to a 3gb gtx580 and they run up a cost of 700+ $ aus.
Not necessarily. There are 2GB options NV side as well. One of the NV surround clubs is actually lead by someone using 2GB 460 SLI.

@OP: I agree with Helios. The 480 is an amazing value buy right now, since the 400 series is being phased out.

I mean this Asus one is selling for $270 brand new...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-373-_-Product

And I'm sure you can find them cheaper if you go 2nd hand or wait for a big sale.
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Low-medium on a 6950? Dang dude, whoever sold you that weed put some bad stuff in there ...
someone says they doing max graphics on BC2 or even high on Witcher 2 or Metro 2033 with a 6950 , i say they are lying. And every upcoming pc game seems to be heading in the graphics bracket more so than the duke nukem forever style of graphics
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Not necessarily. There are 2GB options NV side as well. One of the NV surround clubs is actually lead by someone using 2GB 460 SLI.

@OP: I agree with Helios. The 480 is an amazing value buy right now, since the 400 series is being phased out.

I mean this Asus one is selling for $270 brand new...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-373-_-Product

And I'm sure you can find them cheaper if you go 2nd hand or wait for a big sale.
Now, at this point in time technology wise. But by the end of the year they would be getting to the point of falling behind. Why start behind when you should atleast try to get a little ahead if money allows..
VRAM isnt the be all and end all. If the card is outdated it will fall behind regardless of vram
And he is australian like me. So a newegg link cant really help. No epic online computer store for us.
Edited by hzac - 6/19/11 at 1:46am
post #28 of 46
I would have gone with the MSI GTX480 Lightning, since they have dropped in price so much, but I just had to have the big boy MSI GTX580 Lightning! lol

But I think you'd be very happy with the MSI GTX480 twin Frozr II, or the MSI GTX480 Lightning!
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Now, at this point in time technology wise. But by the end of the year they would be getting to the point of falling behind. Why start behind when you should atleast try to get a little ahead if money allows..
VRAM isnt the be all and end all. If the card is outdated it will fall behind regardless of vram
Eh, 460 SLI is pretty comparable to a 5970. 5870s are stronger individually but the 460s catch up with better multi card scaling. And of course there are 2GB 560 Tis as well. Games don't seem to be moving forward so fast that those will be lagging behind in the immediate future.

Just pointing out you don't -have- to dump over 1k on gpus (Nv side) just to have a decent surround setup. Of course, if 3GB 580s are in your budget, by all means!

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And he is australian like me. So a newegg link cant really help. No epic online computer store for us.
Ah, right. What are 480 prices looking like down there?
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honestly i would get a gtx 560 Ti over a 570.

there is also two different 2GB versions of the 560 Ti.
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