GPU for the next four years

By vhalz
Jan 5, 2012
Post New Reply
  1. I play games with a resolution of just 1366x768 and I'm just wondering will HD 6870 be enough for me to play games until 2016 (using that resolution) or should I go for gtx 560 ti? also my cpu is just q8400 quad core.....


    also im using psu 500w...will I be okay? tnx
  2. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TechSpot Member Posts: 79

    What size is your case? What motherboard.
  3. vhalz

    vhalz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    g31m-es2c gigabyte...
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    4 years is a long time in the GPU world... but considering your resolution you might get away with a GTX 560Ti or 6950. I don't think the 6870 and below will be enough to last you 4 years.

    What brand is the PSU? A quality 500W PSU should be fine, a generic 500W PSU won't.
  5. vhalz

    vhalz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    hahhaha i think so too....I need Gtx 560 ti thanks hhhmmm I'm getting ready for GTA 5 and hitman 2012 (forgot the title)
  6. vhalz

    vhalz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    4 years is a long time in the GPU world... but considering your resolution you might get away with a GTX 560Ti or 6950. I don't think the 6870 and below will be enough to last you 4 years.

    btw what do you recommend gtx 560 ti or Hd 6950??
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Overall 6970 > GTX 560Ti 448 core > 6950 > GTX 560 Ti, but it depends on the individual game. Some run better on AMD cards and others run better on Nvidia cards. This might help.
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    best all around stock 6950 which can be made into a 6970 just saying.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.