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Recommend Me: Mid-Range GFX Card
Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
53 posts
I'll be buying a new GFX card soon so I can't play Syndicate in better detail or enjoy its many hours of R18+ entertainment in smooth frame rates.

Currently have a GeForce GTX260. nVidia fanboy since 99 (rocking the TNT), so prefer to stick with nVidia, but open to Radeon if recommended for value.

Budget is $250 ... tempted to spend $370 on a GTX570.

Front Runners:

GTX560
GTX570

Also any thoughts on video memory? 1gb, 1280mb or 2gb?
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Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
3921 posts
I've got the 560 TI and it runs BF3 great
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Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
11723 posts
I've got the 560 TI and it runs BF3 great
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Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
55 posts
Awesome, ordered one. Thanks for the tip!
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Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3081 posts
I use the GTX 570 and it runs bf3 everything on high max res nice and smooth.
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Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
56 posts
What processors and RAM are you guys running?
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Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2016 posts
Isn't the ATI 6970 > GTX570 ?? You can get them for $350 or something.

edit: seem they are basically neck and neck, and the better card depends on what game your playing.

last edited by Strik3r at 10:28:47 23/Jan/12
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WetWired
Brisbane, Queensland
5895 posts
I got a 560ti about 2 months ago and have been very happy with it
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Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
5008 posts
I have a i5 2500k Intel CPU, on a ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - Gen3 with 8GB DDR3 @ 2000mhz, 64GB SSD Vertex II I believe, Coolermaster V8 CPU cooler, Gigabyte GTX 570 Factory OC'ed and this is all housed in a Antec Dark Fleet 35.
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Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3082 posts
i72.8ghz @ 3.3, quad with HT. cant remember model name.

8 gig ddr 3 ram @ 2000 i think? dual channel
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kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1766 posts
I've also got the GTX 560 ti (msi) and while its only paired with an old E8500 C2D it ran the bf3 beta pretty well.
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copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2068 posts
I have the gtx570 phantom,

it is very nice on so many levels, and should you feel the need to overclock, it has the best cooling
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Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3850 posts
+1 for eVGA 570gtx
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Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12211 posts
560 ti Hawk edition, happy with it.
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Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
3924 posts
I've got a several years old Core 2 Duo something or other, with 560 TI running at 1920x1200 I've been very happy with performance in Skyrim and BF3, particularly given the low cost of the card.

Like the OP I dont even consider ATI cards; it makes no difference to me whether one is 5% better than the other. Nvidia drivers seem better so I stay with them.
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