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Subaru
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Re: Video card to replace 4870?

only because I need the power to run at 1920x1080 and need to get at least 4 years worth from it.


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said by Subaru:

only because I need the power to run at 1920x1080 and need to get at least 4 years worth from it.

I think everyone needs 1980 x 1080 or 1980 x 1200 these days. 4 years? Maybe, and maybe averaged out over 4 years it's not a bad investment. It always amazes me how expensive decent performance video cards are, and how much power a decent video card draws when doing it's job.
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Right now, my newest card is an XFX HD 6870 but I was thinking of buying a GTX 660 Ti or GTX 670. This was for a triple 27" monitor setup at 5760x1080.

***edit***

I think this is probably the card I would get:

PNY VCGGTX670XPB GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Free 2 games w/ purchase, limited offer $319.99 Save: $50.00 (14%) $279.99 after $40.00 rebate

Two free games and a price well under $300 is a bit too good to pass up on for 670 IMO. My problem is I am out of town and may not be able to get a secure line to order it.



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I am using this: »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14125423

Tho, when all the GTX 670 first came out. Their price tag was $399.99 for the non-oc edition. Funny thing was. Gigabyte has a 3 fan, and it is overclock edition for 399.99. =D


n_w95482
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$280 AR is stupid cheap for a 670 . The Gigabyte one linked earlier is nice, but $380-400 is creeping close to 680/7970 GHz Edition territory.
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FizzyMyNizzy

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Lets just say I can't take the HD5770 any more. It also drops in FPS when there is too much stuff happening on the screen. I don't want to play in the lowest setting because that issue. 20-30+ people on the screen the HD5770 just drops the fps. Oh well it lasted me to GTX 670. =D

Tho, I think I should of gotten the HD 7950 instead. If I remember right, during that time the HD7950 was like $50 more than GTX 670. But if I were to get HD7950 i could add a little bit more and get a GTX 680 or a HD7970. Then again... I had to get 2 video card.. one for me and one for my bro. So, he could remove his ghetto HD5770 also.



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I ended up stop playing BF3 at like level 2 because the drop in frame rates.. it would go from like 20 or so to 2-4 then back up again.. I just gave up and I was like I will pick up on the new system.. but as seeing they want to make a new version I guess I wasted money?



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said by FizzyMyNizzy:

Lets just say I can't take the HD5770 any more. It also drops in FPS when there is too much stuff happening on the screen. I don't want to play in the lowest setting because that issue. 20-30+ people on the screen the HD5770 just drops the fps. Oh well it lasted me to GTX 670. =D

Tho, I think I should of gotten the HD 7950 instead. If I remember right, during that time the HD7950 was like $50 more than GTX 670. But if I were to get HD7950 i could add a little bit more and get a GTX 680 or a HD7970. Then again... I had to get 2 video card.. one for me and one for my bro. So, he could remove his ghetto HD5770 also.

Wait, couldn't your brother just xfire your old HD 5770 with his HD 5770 after you upgrade to a GTX 670,.....?

said by n_w95482:

$280 AR is stupid cheap for a 670 . The Gigabyte one linked earlier is nice, but $380-400 is creeping close to 680/7970 GHz Edition territory.

Plus two free games valued at about ~$50 each for a total of ~$100.

***edit***

Just ordered the card. It was just too good a deal to pass up on. I hope my Wife won't kill me,...


FizzyMyNizzy

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won't be as fast as a gtx 670.

remember to show us some benckmark result. and over clock it.

oh, also one of the hd5770 went to my parents PC, replacing the gtx275. since they dont play any games.


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Yeah, the game deal is quite nice. That's what pushed me to get the 680 when I did. Just as an FYI, Borderlands 2 is through Steam, and AC3 is through Ubisoft and their funky download manager (the game is downloaded in multi-part RARs, WTF?).
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n_w95482
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Definitely a good swap with the 275. While it's still a decent card, that was towards the tail end of the era where GPU manufacturers didn't care much about idle power consumption on desktop cards. The 5770 should use a LOT less power at idle.
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said by FizzyMyNizzy:

remember to show us some benckmark result. and over clock it.

Well this PNY GTX 670 is a reference design card so I don't expect much in the way of an OC. The price was right so I won't complain.

said by n_w95482:

Yeah, the game deal is quite nice. That's what pushed me to get the 680 when I did. Just as an FYI, Borderlands 2 is through Steam, and AC3 is through Ubisoft and their funky download manager (the game is downloaded in multi-part RARs, WTF?).

Good info there, thanks.

Too bad they both weren't Steam.

BTW, just as a heads-up Newegg has already shipped the order and sent tracking info. Very fast turnaround indeed. The card might get home before I do.

***edit***

The PNY GTX 670 was just delivered today. That was really fast!