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Weekend Open Forum: What GPU is in your system?

By Scorpus ยท 181 replies
Jan 23, 2015
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  1. Instead of working on my review for the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2014 that I recently received to review, I've instead been reading Steve's excellent reviews of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 that just launched. It's a fairly typical $200 graphics...

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  2. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +113

    Sitting here with a GTX 660 right now mostly waiting, for a full build before I swap to any new one. Also case limitations overall without removing the drive cage, which isn't a whole lot of actual room. There's no point changing it, unless I went with a small form factor card.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,086   +1,540

    MSI NVIDIA GTX 970 Gaming 4G. Really pleased with it - running everything at max settings and zero sound from it.
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  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,353   +2,850

    MSI nVidia 780 GTX. It was bought to handle StarCraft-II on ultra settings, on a 30" 2560x1600 screen, and it does so nicely.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,267

    A couple of GTX 780's at the moment (EVGA GTX Superclocked ACX and Gigabyte GHz Ed.).
    Having an internal battle over grabbing a couple of EVGA GTX 980 Classifieds. If I can get a buyer for both 780's I'll do it, if not I'll keep 'em until the next best thing comes down the pike.
  6. Radeon 7850.

    Handles Divinity Original Sin, Civ 5, and Starcraft flawlessly.
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  7. CaptainTom

    CaptainTom TS Maniac Posts: 403   +211

    7970 clocked at 1200 core/1842 memory. Benches as high or higher than a 780. I have had this card for 3 years and it is by far the best GPU purchase I have ever made.

    Waiting for the "Next 7970"...
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  8. ayman03

    ayman03 TS Rookie

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  9. Zenodroid

    Zenodroid TS Booster Posts: 132   +28

    Gtx 780m 4gb version.
  10. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,436   +862

    MSI GTX 970 @ 1516MHz (actual boost) / 7.8GHz (Hynix)
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2015
  11. CaptainTom

    CaptainTom TS Maniac Posts: 403   +211

    Haha yeah a 750 Ti could do that let alone a 780!
  12. Radeon R9 290

    Mantle every day in BF4 makes for silky-smoothness on max settings. Ready for Freesync!
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  13. CrisisDog

    CrisisDog TS Booster Posts: 144   +37

    Got a few systems running, using GTX 970, GTX 780, and GTX 770.
  14. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Addict Posts: 199   +71

    I jumped on the MSI GTX 980 as soon as they were made available. It's been a great experience. I don't have a 4K monitor, but that DSR thing (running 4K scaled down to 1080p) looks fantastic. I've only tried it with Diablo III and WoW this far, but it works really well.
  15. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 559   +199

    Oh man... I'm sporting a now lowly GTX 460 2x SLI. :( I apparently pale in comparison to my peers.
  16. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,152   +1,411

    Yes I have. Although it was 2009 I think when I did it and I'm still using it. A GTX 260 that would probably be woefully under-powered nowadays if I tried to play any games with it.
  17. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +520

    My machine is SLI Asus GTX 970 STRIX
    My older daughter's machine is a Zotac GTX 970
    My younger daughter's machine is SLI Asus GTX 680
    My wife's machine is an XFX Radeon 5970 Black (I now regret owning XFX as they don't seem to honor their warranty quite often - there's also a second 5970 sitting on the desk but my wife's power supply can't handle a pair of 5970.)
  18. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,783   +3,168

    Intel graphics, just sent my video card in for repair. Kinda regretting getting a Nvidia now. The control panel is nothing compared to AMDs and the drivers are annoying.
  19. CorvusCorax

    CorvusCorax TS Member Posts: 24

    Crossfire Reference 7970 HDs here. Hoooo-daddy do they make a racket when those fans get going!
  20. Currently running overclocked 3-way SLI GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti's in my primary gaming rig. Secondary rig has a stock GTX 660 Ti in it.
  21. CorvusCorax

    CorvusCorax TS Member Posts: 24

    I should add, I've combined those with a very nice set of AKG K550 headphones and external sound card, so the fans don't bother me. Keep my feet warm, in fact.
  22. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 357   +119

    Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980 paired with Gigabyte GTX 670 OC for dedicated physx.
  23. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 659   +333

    ? Are you confusing the Shadowplay GUI with the actual Control Panel or are you sure?

    I have a GTX 670 BTW.
  24. My machine Evga 780 FTW
    My wife's Evga 670 FTW
  25. andrewyoung

    andrewyoung TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +15

    Got a gigabyte 7950 OC to 1100 GPU and 1415 Mem and very happy with it..... runs everything I play at high or maxed. This was my first gigabyte card and very pleased.
  26. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,353   +2,850

    Would you not get a Ferrari to do grocery, if you could? :)

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