depends on the game it was tested on.
You buy a gpu to power your monitor.
The most important factor is your native resolution because thats where you are going to waste your money or not. Remember we are in the age of the LCD. So running a expensive gpu with vsync enabled limiting it to just under 60fps because it needs to run in sync with your lcd to avoid ghosting etc is a waste of money when the gpu are made to cut through frames at 120fps.
I get what you are saying, but if you buy a card that can just do 60fps now, then in two years it will be not be getting near that as games improve. Whereas a card doing 120fps now will still be more than adequate in two years time. So we are also seeing the benefit of how future proof a card is as well as how much value/fps it is.
If you can read this, then good for you.
GTX570 or 6970?
Both similar prices with the GTX being R100 cheaper.
EDIT: Or 6950 and flash to a 6970 (slight chance of being left with just a normal 6950 though)
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Will work for peanuts
If the 570 is cheaper then there is no contest, go for the 570
The 6970 generally wins against the 570 on newer titles from what I've seen. There isn't a MASSIVE amount between them but I think 6970 edges it.
Also is it worth getting a new card now (considering i can only play games currently in windowed mode otherwise my PC freezes) or should i was for the Rand to strengthen a little?
Will work for peanuts
2 things wrong in that chart. The 560ti sli and the 6870Cfx is a big fail
Read the full story hereWithout much jitter in the picture, our 99th-percentile rankings track pretty closely with the FPS averages for Bulletstorm. The big loser here is the Radeon HD 6870 CrossFireX rig, whose 55 FPS average is a mirage; its latency picture is no better than a single 6970's. I'd say the 99th-percentile result for the GTX 560 Ti SLI better captures how much of a basket case that config is, too.
Its a very good article
@shovenose - what do my charts show? FPS... so the charts are 100% correct. Reading is good for you.
Finally, my charts are the average of 3 sites results to help eliminate bias. So find another two sites who bench the way you propose, and I'll look into it. Personally, when FPS is above 30 for RTS, and above 60 for FPS, even one dropped frame would not bother me, it would still look smooth. I'd hazard this applies to 90% of people. Same way that only some people can see the flicker of flourescent bulbs, I think only some people can see a single dropped frame. Take micro stutter for instance, I personally know nobody who can see it, yet clearly there are people who can.
is it better for Me to get a second gtx 580 or get a 590 in terMs of longevity and preforMance?