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Best $250 GPU?

#21MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 5:43:02 AM
Yeah, I'm gonna be at 1080p only.
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#22PathlessBulletPosted 8/27/2013 9:43:43 AM
I'd get the Vapor-X 7950. It's $20 less than your average 760, has 1GB more vram, and overclocks better.
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#23NicodimusPosted 8/27/2013 12:16:02 PM
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#24Marioface5Posted 8/27/2013 5:53:49 PM
Apparently if I upgrade to a GTX 760 I'll also have to buy a new motherboard. Watch out for that, TC.
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#25Snuckie7Posted 8/27/2013 5:55:05 PM
Marioface5 posted...
Apparently if I upgrade to a GTX 760 I'll also have to buy a new motherboard. Watch out for that, TC.


Who told you that?
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#26Marioface5Posted 8/27/2013 6:12:33 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
Marioface5 posted...
Apparently if I upgrade to a GTX 760 I'll also have to buy a new motherboard. Watch out for that, TC.


Who told you that?


My current motherboard doesn't have support for PCI Express 3.0, apparently, which is what the GTX 760 requires. Obviously this won't be the case for all people, but it's something to check for.
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#27Snuckie7Posted 8/27/2013 6:15:41 PM
Marioface5 posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
Marioface5 posted...
Apparently if I upgrade to a GTX 760 I'll also have to buy a new motherboard. Watch out for that, TC.


Who told you that?


My current motherboard doesn't have support for PCI Express 3.0, apparently, which is what the GTX 760 requires. Obviously this won't be the case for all people, but it's something to check for.


No, the GTX 760 doesn't require PCI-E 3.0. It just requires any PCI-E slot.
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#28DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/27/2013 6:21:02 PM(edited)
Marioface5 posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
Marioface5 posted...
Apparently if I upgrade to a GTX 760 I'll also have to buy a new motherboard. Watch out for that, TC.


Who told you that?


My current motherboard doesn't have support for PCI Express 3.0, apparently, which is what the GTX 760 requires. Obviously this won't be the case for all people, but it's something to check for.


PCIE is 100% backwards and forwards compatible. PCIE 1.0 slots work fine with PCIE 3.0 cards, and PCIE 1.0 cards work fine in PCIE 3.0 slots.
Same with SATA.

Marioface5 posted...
I'm considering upgrading to a 760 from my 560 Ti, but my only concern is if the increase in power will really be worth it or not. According to Fraps I've only been getting around 30-45fps as my average in games like Borderlands 2 and Saints Row IV. I always thought I was getting 60fps, though in Borderlands 2 I would notice when there was a drop.


I don't think 760 actually consumes more power than 560Ti... Isn't it 180w for 560Ti vs 160~ for 760?
Edit: They're both rated at 170w peak, though 760 should be more consistent with it's power draw.
Plus, you can always turn down the power target and sacrifice a bit of performance if you want lower power consumption.
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#29Marioface5Posted 8/27/2013 6:50:55 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
PCIE is 100% backwards and forwards compatible. PCIE 1.0 slots work fine with PCIE 3.0 cards, and PCIE 1.0 cards work fine in PCIE 3.0 slots.
Same with SATA.


That is awesome! Thank you very much for that information.

I don't think 760 actually consumes more power than 560Ti... Isn't it 180w for 560Ti vs 160~ for 760?
Edit: They're both rated at 170w peak, though 760 should be more consistent with it's power draw.
Plus, you can always turn down the power target and sacrifice a bit of performance if you want lower power consumption.


Sorry for the confusion, by wondering if the increase in power was worth it I meant I was wondering if the 760 is enough of an upgrade from the 560 Ti to justify the price. Which I think it will be, so now that I know I won't actually need a new motherboard I'll probably go ahead and get it.
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