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Windows 7: Enough for the next gen gaming for 3+ years?

27 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Enough for the next gen gaming for 3+ years?

Is my config ready for the next generation of games?

CPU : AMD FX 6300 @ 4.02Ghz
GPU : Nvidia GTX 260
RAM : 8 GB Ram
PSU : 700 W
HDD : 500 GB
OS: Windows 64bit

I like to play my games at 1080p @ 60fps

can i max them out ?

I'm thinking about upgrading my gpu.. my budget is 170.. I've been looking at both the 560ti with 1gb and the 660(non ti) with 2gb vram. (Not a big fan of AMD GPU's anymore).

I play games like Batman: Arkham City, Metro 2033, Battlefield 3, Crysis 1&2, Stalker, ArmaII, Skyrim, Sleeping Dogs, Farcry 3, Hitman Absolution, Planetside 2, Also would like to play future games like Watch Dogs, Crysis 3, Battlefield 4, Next gen Call of duty ect..

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27 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Can you currently play those games @ 1080p maxed out? I would think your graphics card would not allow that. I don't know about those other games you listed, but Crysis 3 is suppose to be a beast and really tax systems. I doubt your video card will actually play new games @ 1080p maxed out right now, so it's a safe bet to say it won't play future games. For that kind of money, you can just about get a 660Ti like this one........... EVGA GTX 660 Ti

You could also save up about 10-15 more pounds and get a top of the line 660Ti which has 3gb of RAM and is factory Overclocked! EVGA GTX 660Ti Superclocked The price with rebate is $289.99, and you can probably find it somewhere in the UK that has a rebate as well.

To sum up, skip the 560Ti as it's older technology.....skip the 660 as you can get a 660Ti for a few pounds more, and the 660Ti IS a better performer.
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27 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Here in the uk the 660Ti is like 60 more than the non ti version and i been told its not really worth the money to spend the extra on the ti version because it will only give me 10% extra performance in games and is too much and should be cheaper.

Some of the games i can.. for example Crysis runs @1080p DX10 All settings maxed No AA @ 60fps, then there's Metro 2033 i run that at 720p DX10 All settings maxed No AA @ 45fps diffrent in each game.. I also play 64 players on Battlefield 3 I have that @ 1080p but have the settings both medium and high to get smooth play, No AA around 40-50 fps.
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27 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok, I checked Amazon.co.uk and the cheapest 660 Ti I found was 205 .......the 660 is definitely right around your budget. I think the 660 Ti is probably more than 10% faster than the regular 660 but maybe not enough to warrant the extra cash. The GTX 660 will be a great card for you.
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27 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Think i will go for the 660 non-ti at the moment my gpu is the bottleneck and I can spend the extra cash on a SSD Thanks
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27 Jan 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Read this, maybe it will help you make your decision. I agree with what Kbrady said. I have a GTX670 SC 4GB, and I think the 660TI 3GB is the best value for the money available right now.
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27 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

I have just ordered a 660 ti made by gigabyte for my new build, it has a slightly faster clock than some of the other cards in the 660 range.
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27 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies, I looked at the benchmarks... How is it a GTX 580 @ $309 be better than a $999 GTX 690 ?? Am i reading them wrong or missing something here...
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27 Jan 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simonlodge View Post
Thanks for the replies, I looked at the benchmarks... How is it a GTX 580 @ $309 be better than a $999 GTX 690 ?? Am i reading them wrong or missing something here...
I may be wrong, but I believe it is not rated at which is better, it is rated price/performance. But, personally, I disagree with them on several cards and the posted scores.
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27 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The 3gb 660Ti is a good buy @ $289, but if the GTX 670 comes down a few more bucks, it will be the card to buy in my opinion.
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