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Hey All,


Currently looking to upgrade my eVGA GTX 275 card. I've poked around and it seems that the 560 Ti's are getting great reviews. While other sites reviews are nice it's always great to get views from you all.

So my main question(s) would be: how big of an upgrade will the jump from 275 to 560Ti be and is it worth it? I'd say my budget is right around ~$250.00+.

I would prefer to go with eVGA again from good past experiences but MSI seems to have a nice Ti as well as Gigabytes 1000mhz core clocking Ti. Opinions on brand this time around would be lovely.

Also, I'm sadly still sitting @ 1280x1024 res (yeah yeah I'd like to upgrade eventually, maybe this spring!) Would I be better off waiting until I get a new monitor before upgrading GPU?

Thanks again and any input would be great!

-Vhox
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Would I be better off waiting until I get a new monitor before upgrading GPU?
Yes.
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Yes.
+1 that resolution to low for a gpu upgrade.
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post #4 of 11
I concur with the above suggestion of upgrading to a better monitor before upgrading graphics card. I suggest a 24-27'' monitor with resolution of 1920x1080.

As for the graphics card, I seriously think that your EVGA GTX275 1792MB still has some fairly good value in it. Therefore, adding a second one to form a SLI pair is a good option (unless you desperately want DX11). Another one can be had at around US$115 (eg another EVGA GTX275 1792MB: http://www.overclock.net/video/92468...75-1792mb.html).
GTX275 SLI will perform similarly to the GTX570/580 level. (Only unknown is your PSU which is not listed in your sig and so I cannot comment on.)
Edited by windfire - 2/9/11 at 10:42pm
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Thank you!

I didn't think about going with SLI 275's, wasn't sure the performance gain I'd see but thanks for bringing that to my attention. My PSU is 800watts, but it is cheaper brand and is something I would like to upgrade as well, even though I haven't had any issues.

If I upgrade to a 1920x1024 would you still recommend going with the SLI or should I shoot for something else? How much longer would the SLI prolong me upgrading to a more powerful single card?

Thanks again!
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post #6 of 11
Or you could get the card first then the monitor later. That way your not really taking a performance hit in games.
 
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post #7 of 11
^i'd upgrade monitors first. the 560 is just released. wait a few months for price drops. happen all the time with new cards.
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post #8 of 11
What james8 said, and get an ips monitor like dell u2311.
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post #9 of 11
Get a 24"-27" 1920x1200 monitor before you get a new card.
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I am looking to upgrade my cheap NT type monitor to a 32 inch TV to get a better quality screen. Although I know the the pixel's ain't formed so good.
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