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So I am deciding to try out nvidia for a change biggrin.gif

I got a 6950 last week and it's pretty great but my brother wants to buy it off me for the same price I paid for it.

The reason I am switching to nvidia is I hear a lot of "nvidia plays games better" (probably just opinions tbh) than radeons, also CUDA cores so I can fold more efficiently, IMO it's a waste of power folding on radeons when you can get more PPD per watt from nvidia cards, I've never had an nvidia so I thought I will try them out.

I don't tend to play all the newest titles and this machine is aging so I would settle with a middle of the road card and save the rest of my money for a new rig in the future.


I tend to play WoW mostly and old games like half life 2, crysis, and other games I have on steam that are at least 2 years old now.

Any opinions? smile.gif
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post #2 of 6
I think the 560Ti gives the most PPD per watt, and it would handle those older games easily.
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well the GTX 580 is probably the best single GPU folding card still and you can get them new or used for some good prices still. there is a set of 580 lightning extremes up for sale right now for $280 each if i remember correctly. If you want to go with something more current, the 660Ti or 670 would be your best bet. any of the above listed cards will play the types of games you are playing very well.
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GTX 580 costs £300+ here in the UK which is like $470?

I'm looking for something that costs about £130 ~ £200 smile.gif
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I'd have a look into GTX 560Ti's, anything GTX 570 and above is going to be over your budget.
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I've heard the Mars III will be exceptional value for money...................... thumb.gif
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