|13 Dec 2012||#11|
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Thanks guys for all the reply. I will actually be going for a new mobo and cpu (amd also) in the near future, say 4-5 months. But right now, I only will change the psu and gpu. And I don't intend to use SLI/Crossfire in the future. Single gpu is good enough for me. And the cards in the price range of GTX 650 and Radeon 7770 are the ones I can afford at present. That's why I am wondering which one to go for.
@Dorado: I couldn't understand what you meant by GTX 650 will be a waste because of my cpu. Can you please explain a bit?
Bottlenecking is when the system not being able to optimum levels because one (or more) components are holding it back. In this case I believe he means your CPU.
Either that he wants the opposite and thinks you should get a better card. but most likely he is talking about the bottleneck
HOPE I HELPED!
If you want some extra performance than the GTX 650/HD 7770, I found these cards on Newegg.com:
Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX650T1XPB GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
(Assassin's Creed 3 game included!)
It's the GTX 650 Ti 1GB. It will be faster than the other 2 cards.
But keep in mind that 1GB video memory is not really much for today titles, so a 2GB solution should be better.
as nostaw5 said, if you can wait to keep the GTX 670, it will be the best choice if you are going to a new CPU and motherboard (you need at least a quad core CPU to use it).
Returning to HD 7770 1GB vs GTX 650 2GB... Well, the difference is minimal, but the GTX 650 has got the 2 GB VRAM...
And keep in mind that a slower Nvidia card, compared to a 10-15% faster Ati Card (in this case, the HD 7770), will have the same performance level in games since Nvidia uses better drivers than Ati ones; they're also updated more often and they contains costant improvements for games.
And also, the Nvidia GPU will render PhysX too.
Since you aren't going to use multi-GPU, in my opinion you should go for the GTX 650, because of the 2GB VRAM, better drivers, better support for games, PhysX support,...
(the HD 7770 should be a good card too )
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|16 Dec 2012||#14|
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Was shocked to read this recently
Nvidia Keplar only offers partial support for DirectX 11.1 (4 out of 10 main-core additions)
I don't givva wotsit cos i'm not a gamer - argue amongst yerselfs over pros 'n cons(nvidia ones?)
"As an example of how feature levels can add confusion, DirectX 11.1 comprises Feature Level 11_0 and Feature Level 11_1. This means that even though a GPU claims to support DirectX 11.1, it may in fact only support Feature Level 11_0, or, as in the case of Nvidia's Kepler GPUs, only partially support Feature Level 11_1.
Mr.Nalasco claims that AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture, available in AMD Radeon HD 7700, HD 7800 and HD 7900 Series graphics, along with AMD FirePro W series cards, provide complete support for DirectX 11.1 Feature Level 11_1 in Windows 8.
"Well, for one, AMD fully supports DirectX 11.1, whereas currently Nvidia does not,
- so if you're planning to install Windows 8, or buying a new system that already has it installed, then we recommend you make sure your system includes an GCN-based AMD Radeon HD 7000-series graphics card or AMD FirePro W series card," Nalasco wrote on a blog post. "This will not only ensure you're getting the most out of the new operating system today, but also maximize the usefulness of your graphics purchase down the road."
I heartily recommend one of the factory AMD overclock cards Sapphire etc which give 15 percent speed increase for 5 percent (or less) price increase!
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