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#1 3 years ago

I'm thinking about an upgrade to my graphics card.

I currently have a GeForce GTX 660, but I'm interested in upgrading to the GTX 960, which seems like the logical upgrade. I don't want to spend too much but I do like fairly decent performance for the games I play, and I've found the 660 to be a nice middle ground.

Do you think it's worth getting a 960 or waiting for something else to come along?


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#2 3 years ago

hummm, yeah that will be a nice card if you can afford it. will it play all the newer games? yeah it will on high/Ultra. I have Geforce 750TI and I've noticed a an overall improvement on all my games.

if you want the truth you could wait for the Titan Z to come out (unless it's out) but I mean that vid card is like 2 grand.

what games are you looking to play? I think if your on a budget we could point you in the right way for Vid card.


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#3 3 years ago

Mainly GTA V is the next big game I want to play, I think my current PC will handle it but I just want it to be nice, if you know what I mean.


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#4 3 years ago
Recommended specifications: OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs) Memory: 8GB Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible HDD Space: 65GB DVD Drive

Those are the recommended specs so it already looks like you have it covered m8. That said rockstar are making some pretty big claims with those specs but looks stunning. GTAV PC: New Release Date, First Screens and System Specs | Rockstar Games I would say at this time save your cash until the game comes out. They say you should be able to run it on full so who are we to argue. If you experience any slow down then maybe upgrade to the 960 but for now your good.




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#5 3 years ago

wait you need an octa-core processor to run that game? Dam son!


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#6 3 years ago
Primarch Vulkan;5762394wait you need an octa-core processor to run that game? Dam son!

The FX 8350 is more like 4+4. It's a quad core with an extra half a core tacked on to each core, intended to be a better solution to hyper-threading. It's a quad core, but AMD advertises it as an 8-core. Plus, the FX-8350 is like $150, so not exactly "damn son" material lol. Basically any mid-range gaming computer meets the recommended specs.




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#7 2 years ago

Considering you're coming form a 660, you'll probably like the boost in performance. It'll handle stuff these days no problem, especially if you only have one monitor. I have 3, and it does affect the amount of power my 760 can distribute a little while my CPU struggles run intensive games and audio/video recording software at the same time. If you want something a bit better, the 970 isn't a bad choice, or the R9 390 if you like AMD stuff. Might be worth waiting till the new GPUs drop though, which won't be very long. You'll probably see a price drop happen soon enough


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#8 2 years ago

I have yet to play GTAV, but I'm running the 960 on a FX6300, which is entry level and I haven't had any issues with games. Even when I do go to the trouble of tweaking graphics and lowering settings, it's usually because I want to maintain a steady 60fps.

You should like the GTX960, but preferrably go for the 4GB version. If future-proofing is important, you may want to look at the R9 390, which is great performer and AMD seems to be currently doing better than NVidia on DirectX 12 (though this clearly may change once more games start using the API).




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#9 2 years ago

Old thread is old.

If you are still in the market, we should know about Pascal tomorrow and Polaris just round the corner.


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#10 2 years ago

RadioActiveLobster Old thread is old.

If you are still in the market, we should know about Pascal tomorrow and Polaris just round the corner.

Please God. 

An (((AFFORDABLE))) card that can run 4k, please.


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