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Need help in making GPU choice

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by springs113, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. springs113

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    i went gskill sniper series 2400mhz 16gb for 110. now scoping out sli'n 760s, or single 770 or 7970.
     
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    I vote single 760, then maybe get another later on.
     
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    About to pick up a Dell U2711 it's a 2560/1440p monitor I don't think the 760 will cut it now.
     
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    If you like maxing out at native res than no, although at that resolution you can get away with less anti aliasing ... but for decent frame rates @1600p and @1440p in all games on single card there is separate price/performance category with only GTX 780 and Titan in it.

    edit: when I say decent frame rates I mean minimum frame rate above 30 fps and average above 60 fps ... of course, you can achieve that on single 760 or 770 at that res on medium settings.
     
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    I meant to say it wont cut it, but now I am wondering should I invest in the gpu or the monitor first...I cant buy both at the same time. At least I really don't wan to.
     
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    Nothing wrong with a 7950, for the price they are a pretty good deal with the 4 game pack they come with.
     
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    Yea but I don't know if its possible. If I buy the monitor for 550
     
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    It's a good bit cheaper than the 7970, with pretty good performance. However with current prices I think the GTX760 is a bit better deal if you don't need the games. A single card between the 760 or 7950 can play at 2560x1600 if you knock some of the settings off of max.
     
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    I am now in the dilemma of...should i buy the monitor now?or gpu first?
     
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    If you have a display you can use for gaming now while you wait to get a better one, then get the GPU first. I never recommend getting a high res display until you first have the power to drive it.
     
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    thanks but I bought the monitor, such high quality monitors are never usually around that price and with that kind of screen space... the gpu can only get cheaper as the day goes by. I have narrowed my gpu choices down to the 770/7970 now.
     
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    It might still not be a problem if you have a GPU you can run at least medium settings at 1080p, because those displays have pretty tight pixel pitch even at that res. If not, you'll probably be anxious for that better GPU for a while.
     
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    Well I went 780, the evga watercooled version
     
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