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Hi, I am having a really hard time finding a card (or cards) in the $300 price range with the most bang for the buck. I was thinking of spending a bit extra and getting the GTX 570 but it seems in some cases its not that much faster than a 5870 (some Bad Company 2 benches I saw showed only a 1 fps difference). I have no doubt it is a faster card but is the price really worth it is the question. My motherboard is capable of SLI so I'd be willing to go with a two card solution if needed. Help?
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Hi, I am having a really hard time finding a card (or cards) in the $300 price range with the most bang for the buck. I was thinking of spending a bit extra and getting the GTX 570 but it seems in some cases its not that much faster than a 5870 (some Bad Company 2 benches I saw showed only a 1 fps difference). I have no doubt it is a faster card but is the price really worth it is the question. My motherboard is capable of SLI so I'd be willing to go with a two card solution if needed. Help?
Hold off longer. GTX 285 is still a beast card.
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post #3 of 12
what about picking up a second hand gtx 470 or even a 480? gtx470 are fantastic cards, they clock real well which is always fun
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Do you play any games that really stress your hardware?

If all you're playing is online FPS games, your GTX285 will last you a little longer to be completely honest.
post #5 of 12
I suggest that you wait abit more.
If ur in a real hurry then get a 470 or 480 (used).
Or u can wait for the gtx 560 when it comes, it should be priced at about ur budget, even lower.
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Originally Posted by Skylit View Post
Do you play any games that really stress your hardware?

If all you're playing is online FPS games, your GTX285 will last you a little longer to be completely honest.
Bad company 2 is one of the only games that seems to stress my card more than normal. I normally only get 25-40ish fps. Shattered horizon is pretty intense aswell. Oh and Crysis obviously, but that could be said for everyone except tri sli 580s or something
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post #7 of 12
Ill take your card from you!! (and never give it back)

On topic: Just keep the card for a while longer it's still a beast card!!
post #8 of 12
A GTX 285 is comparable to a 460/465.

http://www.geforce.com/#/Hardware/GP...70/performance

Unless you plan on maxing out Metro 2033 in DX11, I'd hold off on upgrading.
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A GTX 285 is comparable to a 460/465.

http://www.geforce.com/#/Hardware/GP...70/performance

Unless you plan on maxing out Metro 2033 in DX11, I'd hold off on upgrading.
Alrighty, sounds like I'll be getting a new k/b which I sorely need, thanks for the help.
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post #10 of 12
It is NOT worth upgrading at all. In a year the 28nm cards will all be out and then we will see some beastly, beastly cards.
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