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Looking to upgrade my GPU

By JamesPromIII
Sep 27, 2011
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  1. Right now I have a GTX460 768mb GPU and I was looking to upgrade. My price range is from 200-250. What do you think I should upgrade too?

    Here are my specs
    Vista SP1, ASUS P5KPL-AM/PS, 4 Gig DDR2 G.Skill, C2D 3.07(OC), Geforce EVGA 460GTX, 320Gig WD Caviar

    What about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610 that one?
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    The Radeon HD 6950 would be the best bet in my opinion. However, the GTX 560 is also pretty much at par.
     
  3. JamesPromIII

    JamesPromIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Here are my specs for my GPU right now. [​IMG] C:\Users\James Prom\Pictures\Untitled.gif. Would that be a decent upgrade, i'm more of a nvidia guy.
     
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    The GTX 560 is a good card. You will see a performance benefit of anywhere between 10-20 FPS depending on your resolution over the GTX 460.

    The HD 6950 can squeeze out a few more frames than the 560. However, if you're inclined towards nVidia, the 560 is fine.
     
  5. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    Also the GTX 560 Ti is a bit better than GTX 560 and just a little worse than HD 6950. I would have bought easily GTX 560 Ti cause it costs 200 euros and HD 6950 nearly 230 Euros. BUT you can flush HD 6950 to 6970 (I did it) that's why I purchased HD 6950, 6970=GTX 570 in performance , which means 7-14 frames more than GTX 560 Ti/HD 6950 , so it's better to buy a HD 6950 and flush it, if you don't want to risk buy a GTX 560 Ti, it's great and cheaper than HD 6950.
     


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