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Hey guys,

I think i'm getting to point of having to upgrade. Not wanting, but having to. I'm still running a GTX 460 and while its "SC" and oc'd, it still now struggles with pretty much every directx11 title i play. Assassins Creed BF, everything low/very low with AA on x2, 1440 by 900 resolution and i'm barely pushing past 30fps.

I have to have every game with at least 2x AA, but i try for 4x, because my monitor only supports a 1440 by 900 resolution. Which makes everything really jagged.

Games are actually starting to look worse though. To get playable frame rates and i have to kill the best part about these directx11 titles, the graphics. I think i can afford to throw down maybe $250-$300 for a graphics card, but i would need something that stays under a 500W power supply limit. Unless i would have to upgrade the power supply, that would be the plan for now.

Any ideas on what i should get.

Looking on tiger direct i saw a GTX 760 for around that price. But would it be worth it to get that, or should i spend the extra money for the 770?

Also when are the 8xx series coming out?
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Hey guys,

I think i'm getting to point of having to upgrade. Not wanting, but having to. I'm still running a GTX 460 and while its "SC" and oc'd, it still now struggles with pretty much every directx11 title i play. Assassins Creed BF, everything low/very low with AA on x2, 1440 by 900 resolution and i'm barely pushing past 30fps.

I have to have every game with at least 2x AA, but i try for 4x, because my monitor only supports a 1440 by 900 resolution. Which makes everything really jagged.

Games are actually starting to look worse though. To get playable frame rates and i have to kill the best part about these directx11 titles, the graphics. I think i can afford to throw down maybe $250-$300 for a graphics card, but i would need something that stays under a 500W power supply limit. Unless i would have to upgrade the power supply, that would be the plan for now.

Any ideas on what i should get.

Looking on tiger direct i saw a GTX 760 for around that price. But would it be worth it to get that, or should i spend the extra money for the 770?

Also when are the 8xx series coming out?


Maxwell(8xx) should be due Q2/Q3 based on Nvidida precedents & TSMC's 20nm readiness/avaliability. The best performance/$ at that resolution of yours should be 760 depend on how much you need to run 60 FPS at 1440X900 with 4XAA.

I don't see much 1440X900 benchmarks out there, espically with BF4/AC4. But here is a 760 result from techpowerup.


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Why not the R9 280x or 7970? But for 300 you can find a GTX 670 or a used 770
     
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The best GPU for the money is actually the GTX 780.

If you're not buying that card, AMD's cards are better than all other options IMO. The 7970 is probably the second best card I've owned, and it's ridiculously cheap right now.
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Why not the R9 280x or 7970? But for 300 you can find a GTX 670 or a used 770

Since he is playing at only 1440X900 4XAA, all of those might be overkill. a 760/270X should be enough to satisfy his needs.
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Hey guys,

I think i'm getting to point of having to upgrade. Not wanting, but having to. I'm still running a GTX 460 and while its "SC" and oc'd, it still now struggles with pretty much every directx11 title i play. Assassins Creed BF, everything low/very low with AA on x2, 1440 by 900 resolution and i'm barely pushing past 30fps.

I have to have every game with at least 2x AA, but i try for 4x, because my monitor only supports a 1440 by 900 resolution. Which makes everything really jagged.

Games are actually starting to look worse though. To get playable frame rates and i have to kill the best part about these directx11 titles, the graphics. I think i can afford to throw down maybe $250-$300 for a graphics card, but i would need something that stays under a 500W power supply limit. Unless i would have to upgrade the power supply, that would be the plan for now.

Any ideas on what i should get.

Looking on tiger direct i saw a GTX 760 for around that price. But would it be worth it to get that, or should i spend the extra money for the 770?

Also when are the 8xx series coming out?
DX11 is a performance killer, I got by fine with my gtx280 (should be about a oc'd 460) @1440p but since it doesn't have DX11, I never use it's features and most games did just fine. Not saying an upgrade isn't clearly in order for you, but I don't really buy the low/very low settings thing.

Depending on the price you can find them at, a 670/760 should be a clear upgrade path for you and shouldn't cost more than $250. There have been some amazing deals on 670 refurbs lately.
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DX11 is a performance killer, I got by fine with my gtx280 (should be about a oc'd 460) @1440p but since it doesn't have DX11, I never use it's features and most games did just fine. Not saying an upgrade isn't clearly in order for you, but I don't really buy the low/very low settings thing.

Depending on the price you can find them at, a 670/760 should be a clear upgrade path for you and shouldn't cost more than $250. There have been some amazing deals on 670 refurbs lately.

I would more quickly attribute your lack of performance to the fact that you're trying to play newer titles capable of Dx11 on a GTX 280 that has only 1GB of memory for a 1440p screen, which is twice as hard to support as 1080 via pixel density.
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