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Best card for my setup

By thunderwest
Jul 3, 2015
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  1. Motherboard GA-X79-UD3 socket 2011
    CPU Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E Quad-Core 3.6GHz
    PSU 850 watt
    ram 16 GB
    Hard drive 256 GB ssd
    at this time I have GPU is GTX 550tix2
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Budget? What do you want this card for, I,e, gaming, video rendering, etc.? As for "best" there are probably several options open to you.
     
  3. thunderwest

    thunderwest TS Rookie Topic Starter

    For gaming Budget would be 250-300 price point
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,206   +424

    If you can stretch it another $20-30 a 970 would be really good for that machine.
     
  6. thunderwest

    thunderwest TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know but the 970 have that problem 4GB is 3.5 you know
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,548   +2,894

    And how much memory are you using now? What difference does having more than 3.5GB memory mean to you?
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The memory limit on the 970 only comes into play at super-high AA settings or a very high resolution (above 1080p), or a combination of the two.

    In other words, you have to manually tweak the settings that high to get it to choke.
     
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,206   +424

    It's okay - if you've already bought into the 3.5GB is not enough mantra then don't bother getting a 970. Why not go AMD then?
     

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