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Well I'll keep this real simple or not:

I have 1 x gtx 460
Res: 1920 x 1080

Upgrade to: 6950 2gb x 2

My birthday is around the corner, have the cash and have a buyer for the gpu. Should I do it? I'd be able to max everything (including metro) out with the Twin Frozr III 6950s overclocked, and at 2gb I could turn on that Ubersampling feature. Should I go for it?

570s are more expensive and perform nearly equal to a 6950 crossfire.

6970s: I can still flash shaders and reach beyond 880mhz so pointless option

Gtx 580 sli (pny has them at $450 rebate to 420) more than I can afford, and as the Anandtech bench makes it clear, not that much performance over the 6950 crossfire.

I'd be future proof for a the foreseeable future (though I could be wrong, Rage, BF3 and such could be system killers, but I for some reason doubt this).

The 7000 series (performance desktop not low level) and Kepler have Q1 launch dates

And I really just want to do this to stop always oogling benchmarks and looking at newegg. Most games worked fine with my 460 sli and I slightly regret selling one, but I can either stick with one or upgrade to two new amazing cards.


What do you guys think?
Upgrade to max all games?
Or just sit tight?
     
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post #2 of 36
In short yes you should,

if you don't, you'll just keep waiting for the next thing and you'll never get anything. Also, that's an epic upgrade.

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In short yes you should,

if you don't, you'll just keep waiting for the next thing and you'll never get anything. Also, that's an epic upgrade.

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Thanks man, completely agree. Time to screw this waiting game and stop always making builds in newegg. I'm making this one for gold.
     
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ya you should
    
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Look at it this way, I was going to wait for sandybridge before I made my sig rig. Had I ended up waiting it wouldn't have been the 3 months everyone thought, it would have been the 9 months - a year that it was.

You'll love that upgrade, it's awesome. Quick question, what PSU do you have?

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Look at it this way, I was going to wait for sandybridge before I made my sig rig. Had I ended up waiting it wouldn't have been the 3 months everyone thought, it would have been the 9 months - a year that it was.

You'll love that upgrade, it's awesome. Quick question, what PSU do you have?

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Cooler Master silent pro 850w. It should be enough to power tri fire if I ever went that route but no overclocking, not that my Res would ever demand it and I don't plan on spending on more monitors. I used FOV with tri u2311hs on C2 and it wasnt my thing.

Yeah man, cheers to ludicrous performance! Looks like I'm jumping the light green boat to dark green lol.

Also knowing the last time there was a die reduction (cough 40nm and fermi cough) AMD had barely any cards for many months and Nvidia was insanely late to the party.
     
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Dude with that PSU you'll be fine with overclocking, You could get away with a 650w for xfire on those two cards... They only pull around 175w - 200w each and then 250w left for the rest of your rig which is more than enough.

You'll be fine with doing whatever you want tbh with that PSU.

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Dude with that PSU you'll be fine with overclocking, You could get away with a 650w for xfire on those two cards... They only pull around 175w - 200w each and then 250w left for the rest of your rig which is more than enough.

You'll be fine with doing whatever you want tbh with that PSU.

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Thanks again for the advice man, this should be fun! Wonder if once I get them I'll OC and post some results
     
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Have you considered a pair these? They're pretty much one of the best 480's out there and are similarly priced. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127532
    
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Have you considered a pair these? They're pretty much one of the best 480's out there and are similarly priced. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127532
Because the 6950's outperform it in a number of benches, also the 6950 uses a LOT less power so you can run it on a cheaper PSU.

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