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post #41 of 132
Buy what you can afford, simple.

If you can afford a 580 comfortably, why not? Its nice to have the headroom to max out games.
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Originally Posted by Saiyansnake View Post
I still say just wait till the game comes out. They might be able to do some final tweaking so it will be less resource hungry.
Or it could become even more demanding, I think that is more likely then maybe over time the performance will gradually improve with driver updates.
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post #43 of 132
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But what if the 6950 didn't unlock, it's not guaranteed.
Well this is what I was originally looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=6950%20toxic

From the reviews sounds like they have a pretty high unlock rate and even if they don't you can overclock them to 570 levels. Your right though, there's no guarantee but it's still about the best price/performance ratio on the market right now.
post #44 of 132
My vote would be for a 6950, 6970 or a 570 I believe they are the best for your money at this time, If you have the additional 75$ or so get a 6970 over a 6950 , if you like Nvid over ati , go with the 570 .
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Please, they don't even play at 720p, and DX9 ? Get a life. Have you even seen the contard game play? Its horrendous.

OT: I have a single 480 with all settings as high as they'll go and get 60-80FPS everywhere, I put my other 480 in to see how well it scaled and I usually get between 85-105FPS in SLI.
60-80 on one 480 and your sig rig, really? With mine Im getting 40-60 .

@OP Ide say 570 would definitly be worth the jump or even a 560ti would be perfect. VRAM is an issue you are going to have to think about though. Also save up your money and wait til release; still in beta code as of now and they will finalise it graphic wise.
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post #46 of 132
I'm happy I added a second GTX 460

Now I only need to know how much they can handle regarding voltages... I'd like to see them at 900 Mhz. They are at 0.975 volts atm., and doing 800 Mhz. Don't know how much I can increase them though...
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post #47 of 132
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I'm almost tempted deciding what i want but i'm gonna hold back until my apuncture appointment is over and gonna see how much i have saved in the bank.

I would totally buy a card tonight but we'll see. I may just end up waiting for the release of the game just so we all can see benchmarks. Rather interesting discussion what yours can run and how you like it which does help the decisions although.

I also too thought of getting a new monitor but that i'm waiting for Black Fridays that way it's cheaper eventhough there is a good one on sale at NewEgg but Black Fridays always have such great stuff. Well almost. Remember last year? It sucked lol.
post #48 of 132
Well, if you have the money, go for a 580, I mean why not? , but it is only like 10-15% better than a 570 stock probably and easily reachable by OC'ing the 570. True that the 570s are not the best clockers, but they will run greatly for your needs.

I would go for the 6950s 2GB version, extra VRAM for later Crossfire and as said above, slightly better than a 560 Ti. Also, the 6970 aren't that expensive and are in the range of the 570s
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post #49 of 132
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Just a reminder guys don't be referring me to HD Radeon cards. I don't like'em period. Keep it green. I meant NO offense to anyone! I just perfer Nvidia cuz it's my comfort zone.
post #50 of 132
I have been using my 560ti and it has been runing great so far, worst casinerio just buy another one for sli. I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.
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