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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 #21 of 30
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Either go with the 6950 or the GTX 570.
I'm probably going to be flamed for saying this, but I would never use a relative performance chart to pick a GPU. Set yourself a budget, and check out how well the cards do on the games you play. Decide if silence, power efficiency, and thermals matter to you, then pick the card.
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post #22 of 30
GTX 570 or 6970 (Direct CU II or Lightning)
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/22/11 at 3:45pm
post #23 of 30
Everyone will say their card is best lol...

Frankly it depends on your budget.

The GTX 560/HD6950 have very good performance/price ratios. The GTX 580/590/6990 have really bad performance/price ratios. Essentially you're paying double or more for less than 100% increases.

GTX 570/HD6970 are in between.

Also, I don't even understand why people throw around that relative performance chart. It takes into account 3D Mark benchmarks also which are irrelevant when comparing gaming performance and according to those numbers HD5870 > GTX 470 & GTX 570 > GTX 480 which is totally bull****.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar View Post
Everyone will say their card is best lol...
Well...GTX 570/6970 (DirectCU II & Lightning) is the best in their class.

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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post
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......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?
GTX 580 will give you the best performance overall but since you're not willing to have the most powerful single card then you should buy either the reference 6950 that will unlock to a 6970, or the 6970 (DirectCU II or Lightning), or the GTX 570 Twin Frozr III.

As for your questions about the GTX 580, I recommend you Google a couple of site reviews of the GTX 580 and study the comparison to the other GPUs.
post #25 of 30
It would be nice if the OP can tell us what PSU they are planning on buying in their system so we could actually advise them properly.

I realize this is only one game but it's one of the more intensive games out on graphic cards. Being able to play Metro 2033 will give you an idea possibly what type of GPU power the OP may want. Again it's only one benchmark list off one game and not the end all. Many SLI benches are not included but a lot of the single GPU's are and you get the idea. The blue bar is the 1920x1200 resolution the OP has in their system. As gaming improves this types of requirements may become the norm down the road. Hard to say but with each Direct X version it seems more GPU hungry.

This one came from Legit Reviews.com video card section. A nice website for reviews of all sorts.



I actually just picked it up myself to play. It was on sale from Steam for $9.99 on weekend special. Anyone else like to post up other benches that may offer different light feel free to do so for other insight.
     
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post #26 of 30
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GTX 580 will give you the best performance overall but since you're not willing to have the most powerful single card then you should buy either the reference 6950 that will unlock to a 6970, or the 6970 (DirectCU II or Lightning), or the GTX 570 Twin Frozr III.
I'm now thinking about it, how one POWERFUL card could last me a while before I have to think about going CF/SLI.

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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post
It would be nice if the OP can tell us what PSU they are planning on buying in their system so we could actually advise them properly.
Oh, sorry. Wanted to make sure Poll was correct. Will add to original post.

It's going to be a Corsair or major brand name (going by the PSU guide in PSU Forum). Perhaps Corsair AX Gold. But I'm not sure the wattage; it depends on what card I'm gonna buy. 750 to 1000W.

I'm still not sure on what card I've decided on. I'm debating between the 570/580 and if I go with the 570 I'll duke it with the 6970.

I like all your opinions, thanks. Keep 'em coming...
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post
I'm now thinking about it, how one POWERFUL card could last me a while before I have to think about going CF/SLI.



Oh, sorry. Wanted to make sure Poll was correct. Will add to original post.

It's going to be a Corsair or major brand name (going by the PSU guide in PSU Forum). Perhaps Corsair AX Gold. But I'm not sure the wattage; it depends on what card I'm gonna buy. 750 to 1000W.

I'm still not sure on what card I've decided on. I'm debating between the 570/580 and if I go with the 570 I'll duke it with the 6970.

I like all your opinions, thanks. Keep 'em coming...
Corsair makes great PSU's BTW. Good choice. Solid and 750watts can run any one single GPU just fine. If your thinking of SLI or Crossfire your first choice in a year or two then you may want more watts up front and leave yourself the option to add that second card down the road when you think your GPU is starting to struggle through games. I personally would hit the 1 kilo watt PSU and leave the door wide open if I were you.

Good luck in what you decide. Todays GPU's are really all good. You can't make much of a wrong decision. For everyone it's a bit different as scenarios vary in what they want or accomplish with their system.

3D multimedia, Surround triple monitors or just one monitor for straight gaming. All depends. Some like huge screen displays others are content with less. It's up to you and your future aspirations on your system.
     
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post #28 of 30
Wow I just finished a couple of hours gaming on Metro 2033 for the first time and it's more intensive on graphics GPU than original Crysis! That graph is right because I was within a 38FPS-48FPS flux with settings on, 1920x1200 AA x16, AAA Anti-aliasing very high maxed out.

If games raise their bar to this level down the road I could easily see how getting a better graphic card up front would make it more advantageous. If games double this intensity in a year or two I would have to SLI my GTX 580 to keep up.

I wouldn't go any lower than an AMD 6950 or GTX 570 if I was the OP. Either those two cards or the AMD 6970 or GTX 580 would double up with a second card when he's ready just fine with a 1000 watt psu later.
     
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post #29 of 30
In the graph above they weren't using Very High settings and 4xAA (which is better than AAA).

This site says otherwise:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/H...D_6970/18.html

Metro 2033 is unplayable on a single GPU atm at max settings & 1080p.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar View Post
In the graph above they weren't using Very High settings and 4xAA (which is better than AAA).

This site says otherwise:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/H...D_6970/18.html

Metro 2033 is unplayable on a single GPU atm at max settings & 1080p.
Hmmm that weird. I read that conclusion page along with the Metro 2033 page and it didn't say it was unplayable on that AMD 6970 review.

I did play it and I didn't have any stuttering. The benchmark graph I provided on above post by Legit Reviews played it on the following settings:



What was the page they said that on?

They did provide higher resolution benchmark on your techPowerUP review. Though that wouldn't apply to this OP and his 1920x1200 resolution. I provided that benchmark graph below just for eveyone to look at 2560x1600 no xAA either.



Kind of does bring down the performance with higher resolution and maybe that's what they meant. After have finally played this game myself at my 1920x1200 res (couldn't pass up the 9.99 price on Steam this weekend) I could see why it's the most graphic intensive game out today.
     
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