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Hello everyone!

I currently play and will continue to play @ 1920x1080/1200 (once I upgrade my monitor) and I was wondering what the best card in terms of price and performance would be the best choice at this resolution. Of course I know that the 7970/50 and the 680 (way past my budget) would be awesome at those resolutions so what cards aside from these monsters would be able to max out games and play well at the resolution given?
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 3/24/12 at 8:32pm
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I'm also assuming that my CPU (still saving up to upgrade as well but decided to go GPU first) should be able to handle these cards running at 3.6 Ghz.
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Games I play that these cards should be able to handle:

1) Skyrim
2) Mass Effect 1,2 and 3
3) Crysis 1 and 2
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460 sli would work nicely. or a single 7870 with its 2gb of ram would be good, too. a q6600 would be a bottleneck with certain games though
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Thanks for the 7870 suggestion, I guess I should add that I really want a single card solution versus doing SLI or CFX. Is the bottleneck really that bad with my chip? If the difference is a few fps i can live with it.
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Would a GTX phantom 570 be good enough for 1920x1080 gaming? I can get this used for (for about a month) $280 USD where I come from. Is it a really big step up from my current card?
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heres a really good card an the price is good, an u get a rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162073 thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by zydrix View Post

heres a really good card an the price is good, an u get a rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162073 thumb.gif

I saw that earlier. That would be a very good upgrade from a GTX 460 and the price is right. The Arctic Cooling Accelero on it is worth $60 alone. I wouldn't worry about the OP's Q6600 at 3.6 Ghz either. Its enough for that card at that resolution. Might have some bottlenecking here and there but I don't think it would be that bad.
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post #9 of 11
I think OP is in Phillipines so NE or other American e-tailers won't work.

Going form a 1GB 460 to a 570, you would see roughly a 30% increase in performance assuming stock clocks on both cards. The difference might be even larger after you factor in overclocking.
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus View Post

Would a GTX phantom 570 be good enough for 1920x1080 gaming? I can get this used for (for about a month) $280 USD where I come from. Is it a really big step up from my current card?

my past gigabyte 6850 runs all games including BF3, CRYSIS, and SKYRIM at HIGH settings using a 1080p hdtv. gtx 570 is a LOT better than a radeon 6850, so you can probably max out any game with that card if you are only using a 1080p hdtv

i recently bought an MSI 6970 LIGHTNING last week, can run all the games at MAX, not even overclocked yet
Edited by ghostrider85 - 3/24/12 at 2:06am
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