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#1 dling

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:32 AM

I currently have a msi Radeon 5970 vga card. I've been thinking about an upgrade and was wondering ,is it worth doing it?
Are the new cards that much better then the one I have. Would you make the change for 500.00 dollars. I would like to upgrade my whole rig this year
and the vga card is where I was thinking I may start. But if the new'er cards are that much better.I dont want another 5970 , so no crossfire.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:30 AM

Would be a worthy upgrade.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:31 AM

I would personally wouldn't make the change if you are still going for 1080p. I have a 470 and am perfectly fine with it since games that have appeared in the meantime were still made with consoles in mind. Until the next consoles come out i suggest you save your money.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:41 AM

I would personally wouldn't make the change if you are still going for 1080p. I have a 470 and am perfectly fine with it since games that have appeared in the meantime were still made with consoles in mind. Until the next consoles come out i suggest you save your money.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:45 AM

Dont get a GTX680 unless you want a mid range card because thats what it will feel like when the GK110 comes out. The 680 was meant to be a GTX660 Ti and the PCB sucks compared to the 7970 because it was not designed to be a top end card like the 7970 is to AMD.
GK110 will be a worthy upgrade and should come in around the same price of the 680 since the 680 was meant to sell for $350.

Wait for GK110, the flagship Kepler.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:46 AM

A 5970 is about as fast as a 680 when overclocked. It wouldn't be much of an upgrade at all. :cheers:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

FPS will change, obviously. Turn on 2XAA, and see the difference. :P

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:55 AM

Its hard to believe that my card still is considered a high end card after all these years.I though by now most anything would
be recommend as an upgrade over it. Good to know. ;)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:20 AM

If you can still play all the games you want with it, there's no need for an upgrade. By the time you can't, more powerful cards will be out, or the current existing line of cards will be cheaper.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:47 AM

Good point.Thanks. ;)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

Dont get a GTX680 unless you want a mid range card because thats what it will feel like when the GK110 comes out. The 680 was meant to be a GTX660 Ti and the PCB sucks compared to the 7970 because it was not designed to be a top end card like the 7970 is to AMD.
GK110 will be a worthy upgrade and should come in around the same price of the 680 since the 680 was meant to sell for $350.

Wait for GK110, the flagship Kepler.

and im sure if he waits another 5 months a new card will come out thats better
i for one ive had it chasing the gpu rainbow.
i will admit i was let down by the gtx 680 dont get me wrong its a great card
but wheres the overclocking they neutered what could have been a fantastic card.
although i did read where kinpin got over P15000 on a single gtx 680 http://wccftech.com/...x-680-1958-mhz/

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:05 AM

Pff I just realized that you meant 5970 and not 5870 (It's these damned rebrandings) -- so yeah absolutely no reason to upgrade, I mean seriously.

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