Originally Posted by Juub
The 3 games I'm trying to play are Crysis 3, Metro 2033 and Last Light. They struggle even at 1080p and none of them can get close to 60fps if I run at very high settings.
My 670 has 2GB of RAM and I plan on going 1440p on the not-so-distant future. If I wait until a new gen roll out, I may have to sell it for less than 200$ as it will be older and the new cards will be more powerful. Resell value drops down much faster than first-hand selling. I also really want to play Metro LL now and I'm holding myself because I can't max it out at 60fps. The 780 is tempting but it is at least 150$ more expensive than what I got for less performance.
Edit: On Newegg, a single 780(cheapest one) adds up to 706$ with shipping and taxes. This is way past my planned budget of 500$. The 7950's costed me 598$ and that's without the 60$ mail-in rebate and the 8 games I got...
not sure about Metro LL but no single gpu will max out C3. i can play that with my 7970 stock and i7 4.5 GHz using Very High and 4MSAA but my minimum fps goes down to the 30s. C3 is weird 'cause even at that fps it runs smoothly. Metro 2033 is the only game i oc my gpu. even crossfire 7900 will struggle in C3 at that resolution. you just have to settle for lower settings. at 1440, i read, you would not need much AA, which kills fps.
BTW, in C3 MP i've seen my vram usage go as high as 1900MB. Metro LL is still getting patched i believe, so its hard to get a decent play on it.
here was C3 MP Very High and 4MSAA with the 7950/7970 stock and i7 4.5GHz
the last three were indoors.Edited by rdr09 - 7/26/13 at 8:18am