Best card for my setup

thunderwest

TS Rookie
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
 

Route44

TechSpot Ambassador
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.
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

Sith Lord
I know but the 970 have that problem 4GB is 3.5 you know
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.
 

LNCPapa

TS Special Forces
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?