- Nov 27, 2007
your cpu is fine for a gtx470 or gtx570 but it would really be helpful if you overclocked to get the best use out of cards that fast. you seem to act like money is an issue yet then talk about getting the gtx570. 1600x900 is a modest resolution that even the $150 gtx460 can handle fine. really I dont see how even your gtx260 is a problem at 1600x900 unless you feel that every settings needs to be maxed.I am reading through all these posts and my head is spinning thinking about my current situation. Specs in sig, however I am getting a GTX 470 for Christmas. I game at 1600x900. Since I game at a resolution considered pretty low, I am trying to figure out if the 470 is going to be too much for my cpu, a perfect match, or is not enough for my cpu and should I consider stepping up to a GTX 570.
I guess I am trying to think ahead. I plan on gaming at the same resolution with the same cpu for at least another two and a half years because of financial reasons. Upgrading my gpu now is all I can afford for the next few years and cpu\mobo\RAM upgrade will be out of the question unless I win the lottery. Most people will say the GTX 470 is overkill for 1600x900 and today it is, but I have to think about the next two and a half years. Two years from now, regardless of if I stay with the 470 or step up to a 570, neither will be overkill for my resolution by that point.
I am curious to hear peoples thoughts on my setup and situation.