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I was wanting to upgrade to a new GPU and I game at 1366x768. What's the best GPU that I can get to max out games and get 60fps?
Open to both Nvidia and AMD. Budget will be around Rs 14,000 as I'm from India. All suggestions are welcome.
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Are there any games that your current GPU is struggling with ?? You could go with a better PSU if you do wanna upgrade or maybe an SSD or even a good 1080p monitor

Perhaps a monitor

Or a PSU like This or This

Or an SSD
Edited by huzzug - 4/24/14 at 7:48am
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Are there any games that your current GPU is struggling with ?? You could go with a better PSU if you do wanna upgrade or maybe an SSD or even a good 1080p monitor
I was thinking of a monitor but then could my Gtx 650Ti handle 1920x1080p? My GPU is decent for 1366x768. Wanted to get opinions from the experts here smile.gif
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I do more than fine at 1080p with my GTX 550 Ti, and I always have a second monitor running too. Usually streaming videos and stuff.
By me doing more than fine at 1080p, I mean usually over 100+ FPS in lots of games with 4x MSAA.

The 650 Ti is a pretty decent card, especially for your resolution. You do not need to upgrade to go 1080p.

The only situation where a GPU upgrade would be really necessary is if you want to increase your graphical settings or play games that don't do well with anything but a high end card, due to bad optimization or a lack of low settings, or if you want to enable PhysX in some games that support it.
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I do more than fine at 1080p with my GTX 550 Ti, and I always have a second monitor running too. Usually streaming videos and stuff.
By me doing more than fine at 1080p, I mean usually over 100+ FPS in lots of games with 4x MSAA.

The 650 Ti is a pretty decent card, especially for your resolution. You do not need to upgrade to go 1080p.

The only situation where a GPU upgrade would be really necessary is if you want to increase your graphical settings or play games that don't do well with anything but a high end card, due to bad optimization or a lack of low settings, or if you want to enable PhysX in some games that support it.
Is there a huge difference in visuals when moving from 1366x768 to 1920x1080?
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Is there a huge difference in visuals when moving from 1366x768 to 1920x1080?

It is quite noticeable.
It's really nice for UIs and chat boxes.

But the "visuals" are mostly the same.

Bad CGI in a film will look bad in both DVD quality and HD, but the HD is noticeably better.
Good CGI in a film will look good in both, but awesome in HD.
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It is quite noticeable.
It's really nice for UIs and chat boxes.

But the "visuals" are mostly the same.

Bad CGI in a film will look bad in both DVD quality and HD, but the HD is noticeably better.
Good CGI in a film will look good in both, but awesome in HD.
So there is no difference in graphics to the eye when stepping up to 1920x1080 from 1366x768?
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So there is no difference in graphics to the eye when stepping up to 1920x1080 from 1366x768?

No, there is a difference.
Give me a moment and I'll send you an example.
Does your browser support APNG? (Does this ball bounce?)

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No, there is a difference.
Give me a moment and I'll send you an example.
Does your browser support APNG? (Does this ball bounce?)

Animated_PNG_example_bouncing_beach_ball.png
Nope. If there's no difference then why get a 1920x1080p monitor? I'm using Google Chrome.
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Well, IMO an R7 260X/265 would be the highest you should go for that resolution. Or a 750Ti in which case a PSU upgrade probably won't be needed. The 660 is also available near that price but its only slightly better than the 750Ti if benches be believed. And finally, R9 270s and 270Xs can be found approx. Rs.1000-2000 more than your budget. But unless you're mining, I think and R7/750Ti would be plenty.
    
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