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So the time has finally come for me to upgrade my GPU. I've been using a EVGA 560Ti for roughly a 6-7 months on a 1080p display. I've been considering upgrading to a 1440p display, but pretty sure my 560Ti will not be able to do 60fps on that. I've been considering the 660Ti ,670, or the 7950. I'm a little weary about the 7950 since the last ATI card I owned was a 4850. I don't know how much has changed since then, but I had lot of compatibility issues with certain software/games. Another thing that I would like to keep (but could live without) would be PhysX. How much would a dedicated card cost for that if I went with the 7950? Finally, to lower the cost of the new card, how much can I expect to sell my 560Ti for and where should I sell it (other than Ebay)?
Edited by anime513 - 11/16/12 at 4:03pm
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7950. The 12.11 drivers kick it up into 670 range while still being much cheaper, and when you OC both, the 7950 will own the 670.

Leave your 560TI in there for PhysX if you really want it.
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7950. The 12.11 drivers kick it up into 670 range while still being much cheaper, and when you OC both, the 7950 will own the 670.
Leave your 560TI in there for PhysX if you really want it.

I agree, 7950 will own the 670 especially at that sort of res. 3GB of VRAM helps as does having a 384bit memory bus. The 660ti will be a terrible experience at that res, a 670 would be OK if you prefer nVidia though. The 7950 is on par with the 670 at stock but clocks higher (Generally?) and you will probably get 3 free games that you can sell on eBay. I'd sell the 560ti here, or do a swap with it for cash for something like a GTS450 for physX if you want it.
 
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7950. The 12.11 drivers kick it up into 670 range while still being much cheaper, and when you OC both, the 7950 will own the 670.
Leave your 560TI in there for PhysX if you really want it.

I agree, 7950 will own the 670 especially at that sort of res. 3GB of VRAM helps as does having a 384bit memory bus. The 660ti will be a terrible experience at that res, a 670 would be OK if you prefer nVidia though. The 7950 is on par with the 670 at stock but clocks higher (Generally?) and you will probably get 3 free games that you can sell on eBay. I'd sell the 560ti here, or do a swap with it for cash for something like a GTS450 for physX if you want it.

Has no rep, can't sell here.

Get a 640 for PhysX tongue.gif When it came out, it was all "awww, look at the little baby PhysX card!" in the review thread, and that would actually be a good use for it.
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Has no rep, can't sell here.
Get a 640 for PhysX tongue.gif When it came out, it was all "awww, look at the little baby PhysX card!" in the review thread, and that would actually be a good use for it.

That's what I meant, just get something less powerful/less power hungry/more space efficient as it'll heat up your case and use a bit more power if you use the 560Ti as a physX card. Personally I'm getting a 550Ti as a physX card as a friend I know (who doesn't know about OCing) - so it's in pristine condition is getting a GT640 new to replace it.. Going from 1GB of GDDR5 to 2GB of GDDR3 and less core performance is an upgrade apparently?
 
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The only thing that's bothering me about going to 1440p is the performance drop. I was told to maintain around 60fps, I'll pretty much have to give up AA. Based on what I'm reading though, rendering at 1440p is sharp enough where AA doesn't have as big as an impact when on 1080p. Is that true and any screenshots? Also, could you give an example of a 7950 that comes with games that I could sell back?
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The only thing that's bothering me about going to 1440p is the performance drop. I was told to maintain around 60fps, I'll pretty much have to give up AA. Based on what I'm reading though, rendering at 1440p is sharp enough where AA doesn't have as big as an impact when on 1080p. Is that true and any screenshots? Also, could you give an example of a 7950 that comes with games that I could sell back?

What good would screenshots be?

Look around on Newegg, they list what games they come with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=7950&x=0&y=0
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The only thing that's bothering me about going to 1440p is the performance drop. I was told to maintain around 60fps, I'll pretty much have to give up AA. Based on what I'm reading though, rendering at 1440p is sharp enough where AA doesn't have as big as an impact when on 1080p. Is that true and any screenshots? Also, could you give an example of a 7950 that comes with games that I could sell back?

a HD 7950 at 1.15 + Ghz would allow you to play even BF3 at Ultra 4x MSAA at 50+ fps at 1440p. so you won't have to give up AA. HD 7950(1.1 Ghz) matches HD 7970 Ghz (1.05 Ghz)

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu_driver_comparison_roundup/3

2560 x 1600 Ultra 4X MSAA

HD 7970 Ghz(1.05 Ghz) - avg 47.8 min 31 fps

at 2560 x 1440 the avg fps would be easily above 50 fps. ask in the HD 7900 users thread if you have doubts. The HD 7950 comes with 3 games - Farcry 3, Hitman Abslution, Sleeping Dogs. Sleeping Dogs is a fantastic game and one of the sleeper hits of this year. I have completed the game and advise you to enjoy the game rather than sell it. Farcry 3 and Hitman Absolution are hotly anticipated titles. Are you sure you want to sell ? I don't think its a good idea. thumb.gif

here is feedback from HD 7950 users who have had GTX 680

http://www.overclock.net/t/1323188/ocuk-7950-crossfire-vs-680-sli-at-5760-1080-eyefinity-surround/40#post_18583908
http://www.overclock.net/t/1323188/ocuk-7950-crossfire-vs-680-sli-at-5760-1080-eyefinity-surround/40#post_18584418
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