i need some advice on upgrading my GPU

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  1. max sydow

    max sydow New Member

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    I am thinking to replace my GPU to 590 , my current GPU is 660 , when playing Call of duty black ops 2.0 my performance with Virtu MVP 2 is 103 FPS, does anyone with 590 can share what his FPS when playing with Virtu MVP 2.0? If you have same results with Diablo III, it would be great !
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    109FPS and you want to upgrade??!!
     
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    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    possible troll thread.?

    and going for the GTX 590 is a mistake because of the limited VRAM, at least the 660 has 2GB available.
    not going to mention heat and power consumption..
    if anything you need to go forward and not back, GTX 770 is what you want.
     
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    max sydow New Member

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    the thing is i can get the 590 at a very low price, and the 770 is going to to be out of my budget....
     
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    also! i don't know how the 770 will act with the mvp 2.0. the 590 has some great results (at least that's what i saw on the web)
     
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    you have a great card....even if you want to upgrade than better wait for 760ti to come....gtx 590 is very old now and has very low VRAM for today's standards so you may see some sudden drop is frame rates while gaming...590 also consumes more power and lack new nvidia feature like gpu boost, adaptive v-sync etc.
     
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    how about something by ati, i heard the Radeon HD 7970 is good, any advice on that?
     
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    It's a great card but you will loose some nvidia features like physx, txaa/fxaa...try to get the gegahertz edition. Also check if your psu can handle that card because this card requires more power than your current card.
     
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    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    can you actually differentiate 107fps from 50fps? I thought tv's only did 24fps..
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    You can easily (well, I can) tell the difference between something like 24, 50 and 100+. The thing is, this is one weird thread...
     
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    weird how? and the difference between 24 and 100 fps is noticeable, especially on shooter games and the such
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Because no one that I know of has ever had 100+ fps on a game with X generation of card and asks for advice on how to "upgrade" his GPU to a previous generation model.

    combined = weird.
     
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    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    And weirdest of all... someone running Virtu MVP... (as a side note, they are now charging $50 for that!).

    Max, you need to disable that as step one and then worry about what GPU to change to. Its a waste of space.
     
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    i tried disabling that, and without it i run at 90 fps MAX, i've downloaded the 30 day trial, but i don't know if i'm going to pay the 50$... too pricey
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    sorry but what you have there is total garbage. 90 and 100 fps. How can you live like that, like an animal?
     
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    @ Max: What motherboard do you have, btw? And which GTX 660? Also, how much are you able to get the GTX 590 for?

    The reason I ask is that if you can run SLI, why not grab a second GTX 660, and run both in SLI? Overall power consumption for both cards is less than the single GTX 590, and cheaper overall too (starting @ $195 for non-TI to $255 for TI). If you can't run SLI, personally I would sell the GTX 660, and pick up a single GTX 770 instead.

    The other reason is that all of our "advice" is based on the assumption you are getting the GTX 590 for more than what, say, a GTX 770 can be had for (roughly $420-$450), or more (I've seen people trying to sell the card for $500-$700 dollars). If we had a better idea on what you are going to be paying it might sway our advice more on the "don't think, get it!" side. ;)

    Edit: also of note, the GTX 760 is finally out (average price $260), however I haven't seen any reviews that had the GTX 590 in it. It might be worth waiting to see how it fares before jumping on a purchase just yet.
     
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    thanx you guys, i've decided on waiting abit and getting the 770, i was wondering if 370$ is a good price for a new one?
    i'm getting the MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 DisplayPort DL-DVI-I, DL-DVI-D, HDMI, PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card N770 TF 2GD5/OC
     
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    No. It's a great price. That's the "Gaming N770", which usually retails for $425, so $370 is a great price (might be at or less than dealers cost).
     

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