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I'm currently in the possession of an aged XFI GeForce GTX295 which is still able to lay the smackdown on many newer games,
although when it comes to heavyweight FPS games, it's age shines through.

I'm contemplating an upgrade, but are looking for user inputs with experience regarding the GTX295 and other comparable cards.

Looking at http://www.hwcompare.com/12561/geforce-gtx-295-vs-geforce-gtx-670/ is a little discouraging, as only the GTX680 and 690 seems to better this beast. But maybe some enlightened user can point out if DX11 is very important, or perhaps other features not present on the 295, which makes it inferior even to the 670 or so?

Nvidia ONLY, no recommendations to ATI please.


As a little sidenote it could be interesting to hear what people can recommend concerning settings in FPS games.

Do you use FXAA, V-sync, MSAA etcetc?

What resolution do you play in?
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Originally Posted by Martin L View Post

I'm currently in the possession of an aged XFI GeForce GTX295 which is still able to lay the smackdown on many newer games,
although when it comes to heavyweight FPS games, it's age shines through.
I'm contemplating an upgrade, but are looking for user inputs with experience regarding the GTX295 and other comparable cards.
Looking at http://www.hwcompare.com/12561/geforce-gtx-295-vs-geforce-gtx-670/ is a little discouraging, as only the GTX680 and 690 seems to better this beast. But maybe some enlightened user can point out if DX11 is very important, or perhaps other features not present on the 295, which makes it inferior even to the 670 or so?
Nvidia ONLY, no recommendations to ATI please.
As a little sidenote it could be interesting to hear what people can recommend concerning settings in FPS games.
Do you use FXAA, V-sync, MSAA etcetc?
What resolution do you play in?
What games are you playing? What resolution? What are your system specs? What performance are you expecting (in FPS) and what is your budget?

The GTX 670 is the best price/performance ratio atm, IMO.
I ponied up and bought the ASUS DCU2T 670 and LOVE it. Also, I use FXAA for the best performance/quality with V-Sync disabled, unless the game is too easy to run so I use adaptive VSync. thumb.gif

EDIT: I play in 1920x1080 @ 144Hz.
Edited by Kolmain - 12/12/12 at 1:02pm
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7950 is the best price performance card right now. Give it a nice OC and you have a GTX 680 in your hands, if you're lucky and get a golden card, it can even go beyond that. GTX 670 is pointless when you can get the 7950 which outperforms it.

And the extra memory is never a bad thing for future proofing.

Hardware compare is a joke. There is no way a 295 is even close to the newer gen cards.
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7950 is the best price performance card right now. Give it a nice OC and you have a GTX 680 in your hands, if you're lucky and get a golden card, it can even go beyond that. GTX 670 is pointless when you can get the 7950 which outperforms it.
And the extra memory is never a bad thing for future proofing.
Hardware compare is a joke. There is no way a 295 is even close to the newer gen cards.
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no recommendations to ATI please.

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Recommended AMD not ATI, and this is the general graphics card section. Why not post this in the Nvidia section? Lol.
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Recommended AMD not ATI, and this is the general graphics card section. Why not post this in the Nvidia section? Lol.

True lol, maybe a mod can drag this to the nvidia section? +1 for the green team biggrin.gif
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