best all rounder
I have been in the market for a new graphics card for a while and watched ALOT of your videos! but never bought one as theres always been newer ones just around the corner. However, being a student I cannot afford the new 600 series or 7000 series.
I first had my eye on the 570 cards as they were pretty low priced, but now I have seen that the 6970 cards benchmarks are showing are better bang for buck and are similar if not the same price. Should I A) buy a 570 as the cheapest option anyway B) buy a 6970 for just abnit more and overclock it or c) I found a 6970 "lightning" which is factory overclocked out of the box for £40 more than the "normal" 6970.
May sound a silly question for somone of your status but I have been quite skeptical as to when to buy a new card but I am starting work as a product/website/video compositor designer plus a small bit of gaming :P and just would like some honest advice!
Current rig: Q6600 processor with 4GB DDR2 Ram and 9800gt graphics! :D
Many many thanks!
Look for a used gtx 460. they can be had for 100 bucks or less
Used 460, or 470/480 if you can, 480's are $200 new so they have to be dropping fast in price.
I'm not sure if you're in Canada or not, but if you are check out the BST here, 10e is currently selling a 480 for 120 + shipping, thats the same as a 470 and can be overclocked to 580 speeds if you have the cooling for it.
wow! the email notification wasnt working so well as I thought there werent any replies!
thanks a bunch guys! That helped me alot. Will get back to you if I find a good deal.
@supaflyx3 I am in uk! haha! but if the 480 can be overclocked to the speeds of the newer generation then thumbs up!
I have the same setup as you and upgraded my video card. I find my CPU is now the bottleneck.... I'm currently running a GTX560Ti
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