Originally Posted by Arksz
I am purchasing an 27" apple cinema display. So I have a feeling my current card will not cut the mustard to put the resolution required of the monitor. I currently have a 460gtx. I do play video games and I enjoy playing them on close to max settings, but smoother frame rates are more important to me. My budget is about 300-400$, so any recommendations would be appreciated!
I believe apple cinema 27" will have 2560 x 1440 resolutions.
I have 30" dell u3011 (2560 x 1600) and 1gb will not work with max settings even if you go with gtx 460 SLI. You may be ok with medium settings though.
I would recommend at least amd 6950 2gb that can be unlocked to 6970 shaders or 6970.
I used to have gtx 580 and it used like 1.2gb - 1.3gb vram, so I would not recommend gtx 570.
My vote is amd 6950 2gb or 6970 2gb or gtx 580 1.5gb. You may find used gtx 580 from OCN sales thread under $400.