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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$, so any recommendations would be appreciated!
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grab another 460 and SLI it. that'll pack all the punch you need and well under budget, assuming the one you already have is the 1gb version. if not, a 6970 will do you nicely
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I am purchasing an 27" apple cinema display. So I have a feeling my current card will not cut the mustard to put the resolution required of the monitor. I currently have a 460gtx. I do play video games and I enjoy playing them on close to max settings, but smoother frame rates are more important to me. My budget is about 300-400$, 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.
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Thank you for the input guys! The only new game I am really looking forward to playing is Diablo 3, and well Skyrim. I am not to sure what I would need to max that out since its not out yet. I have a few dilemmas.
1) I need a video card with display port out since I will be using an apple monitor.
2) My current motherboard is not SLI or Crossfire and I'm running the 1156 chipset. I don't feel like it is necessary to upgrade yet. So I will probably be better off with a single slot solution at least for now.

I have a question about SLI. Does it need to be the same exact card, part # manufacturer and all... or just the same model?
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If there is a relatively inexpensive 1156 motherboard that is crossfire or SLI I wouldn't mind heading down that route too.
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I have a question about SLI. Does it need to be the same exact card, part # manufacturer and all... or just the same model?
just the same model

Example: MSI 460 + Asus 460 will work together
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I would buy a 6970 its great for high resolution and will easily max out any game
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Well I ended up buying a Dell u2412m and used gtx 570. The cost behind running that high of a resolution was just a bit to much when I put it into perspective. Thanks for the info everyone!
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post #10 of 11
option 1 : $309

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...102&CatId=2306


option 2 : $369

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...378&CatId=3669


option 3 : Just realized you bought a card already XD
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