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Poll Results: What is the best graphics card for a 1920x1080p resolution?

 
  • 19% (15)
    HD 6950
  • 10% (8)
    HD 6950 Crossfire
  • 7% (6)
    HD 6970
  • 1% (1)
    HD 6970 Crossfire
  • 0% (0)
    HD 6990
  • 5% (4)
    HD 6990 Crossfire
  • 10% (8)
    GTX 560Ti
  • 6% (5)
    GTX 560Ti SLI
  • 11% (9)
    GTX 570
  • 2% (2)
    GTX 570 SLI
  • 7% (6)
    GTX 580
  • 6% (5)
    GTX 580 SLI
  • 1% (1)
    GTX 590
  • 9% (7)
    GTX 590 SLI
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post #1 of 30
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I've been doing so much research on this on Google and many forums, benchmarks and such. I've looked up the HD 6950, the HD 6970, the HD 6990, the GTX 560Ti, GTX 570, GTX 580 and the GTX 590; all over-clocked and not. I can't come up with a definitive answer. I know each card has it's pros and cons. Money is not an issue for me but at the same time I don't want to spend money on a card that is overkill for my low resolution. And then the Crossfire/SLI option makes thing more complicated. Also, each one is better in certain games than others.

I'm not interested in the 560ti; it didn't look nearly as good as the other cards IMO. I'm not interested in the 6950; there is a chance it won't over-clock and the risk is high on damaging it right then or over time. And (I don't think) I'm interested in the 6990 or the 590; I believe those cards are meant for higher than 1080p and multiple monitors and would be overkill for my system. I can go CF/SLI on the other cards and get the same or better performance. Am I wrong?

That leaves the 6970, 570, and the 580. I plan on going for a dual setup later on when it's needed. I am sort of leaning on the 580 but how much better is it than the other cards? Does is justify the price increase; not only for the card, but the bigger power supply for SLI? Would I see a difference at 1080p? I've looked at a lot of videos on YouTube of Crysis 1 and 2 playing each card, single and dual, and I honestly can't tell a difference between them.

The PC I'm looking into building is a i5-2500K, overclocked to 5ghz or so and the motherboard is a P8P67 Deluxe. I'm currently using a Philips 42" 1080p TV and have no plans to change. Go Big Screen!

Maybe this could be a buyers guide for 1080 resolution Monitors/TVs for the future.

Thanks.

EDIT: PSU will be Corsair AX Gold or similar quality. Wattage either 750, 850, or 1000. Depends on card.
THANKS, Arizonian.

Edited by Deverica Wolf - 4/23/11 at 12:58am
post #2 of 30
Based on what you said you need and your budget I think one of the 6970 or the GTX570 is your friend; the GTX 580 is a bad idea as its VRM are practically pushed at their upper limit, so any OCing you may get out of it is unlikely to hold for long (this is partially true for the GTX 570 - google translate some articles on www.lab501.ro for the VRM analysis).
I'd pick up the 6970 for its 2GB of RAM and powerful VRM, the GTX570 doesn't have a lot going for it unless you're keen on Physix, CUDA or F@h.
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post #3 of 30
I woulder how good my GTX460 would go at 1920x1080p res?
Once i get it.
post #4 of 30
I sport a an OC'd Evga gtx460, and it dose pretty darn good @1080p on my 23inch moniter. I play all games with max setting. Battlefield:Badcompany gets hold a solid 60fps(vsync) at full max(AA/AF@x2) online in any match. If i dissable Vsync it hold's 60-80fps pretty solid, no dips unless my network is being "special". Although I'm sure there are better cards, so far this 460 is serving me well enough I think I'm going to SLI it in an upcoming SandyBridge build

For OP I would go for XFire 6970's. They perform better than any current Nvidia offerings as i understand it anyhow.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 4/22/11 at 4:27am
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You would not believe that i was about to post this same exact thread ...i guess i'll just wait and see what people say...I was just pondering what card to get for my 22" display running 1920x1080, i wanna max games out at this resolution...any other suggestions? so far the 68xx series looks like the best...

OP check out this link also...it may help...http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-590,2912.html
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I'd snag a 69xx or 570/580 if I had the cash. My 460(around ish the 6850) does ok for the hundred bucks I payed, but she surely struggles at anything near max on the games I've played recently(mafiaII, batman, borderlands when theres smoke! and gtaiv of course).
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post #7 of 30
Try the GTX 460 2Win
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130626
It has GTX 580 performance for less money it will definitely be worth it.

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Based on what you said you need and your budget I think one of the 6970 or the GTX570 is your friend; the GTX 580 is a bad idea as its VRM are practically pushed at their upper limit, so any OCing you may get out of it is unlikely to hold for long (this is partially true for the GTX 570 - google translate some articles on www.lab501.ro for the VRM analysis).
I'd pick up the 6970 for its 2GB of RAM and powerful VRM, the GTX570 doesn't have a lot going for it unless you're keen on Physix, CUDA or F@h.
The GTX 580 VRM has nothing wrong with it and is very over clockable strong card and VRM. The card is awesome and when they come out with the 3GB version next month it will be a great solution for higher res systems or surround. I belive you meant the GTX 590 VRM issues and it was a type O error.
Also the 2GB of ram dosen't improve squat on 1920x1080p resolution. Dosen't make a difference since you never utilize it. That's a moot point with lower res.

To the OP - the best single card solution if you only want one card is the GTX 580.

If you don't mind SLI or Crossfire then two AMD 6950's crossfired is a great option to look at.

In gaming it's not over kill in certain games that are graphic intensive for either solution if you can't max out FPS anyway. Also either solution will keep you gaming for the next two maybe even three years and that's a money saver in time. So spending a bit more up front is cost effective in that it saves you in the long run from having to buy another GPU in a year or so because you didn't get enough horse power.
     
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I would kill for that card :O

I voted GTX570
    
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I'm using a nVidia GeForce 7200GS and that works fine on my TV and it can run GTA San Andreas, Flight Simulator 2004, Live For Speed and The Sims 2 on the highest settings, I don't think its 1080p but the resolution is definitely 1920x1080. (I'm using my TV as a monitor)
    
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