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    Default Video card options for Rift

    What do you guys recommend for a video card upgrade? I'm currently using a 8800 GTS 320MB and would like to be able to get playable frame rates for my large monitor (1900 x 1200) with High or Ultra settings - basically just to enjoy the nice eye candy.

    I'm looking at these 3 GPU's:

    Nvidia GTX 460 1GB
    AMD 5770 1 GB
    AMD 6850 1 GB


    My current system
    Intel C2D e6750 OC @ 3.0GHz
    4 GB DDR2
    8800 GTS 320 MB

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaezorblue View Post
    What do you guys recommend for a video card upgrade? I'm currently using a 8800 GTS 320MB and would like to be able to get playable frame rates for my large monitor (1900 x 1200) with High or Ultra settings - basically just to enjoy the nice eye candy.

    I'm looking at these 3 GPU's:

    Nvidia GTX 460 1GB
    AMD 5770 1 GB
    AMD 6850 1 GB


    My current system
    Intel C2D e6750 OC @ 3.0GHz
    4 GB DDR2
    8800 GTS 320 MB

    Thank you
    Without getting into fanboyism ATI cards seem to be struggling with Rift looking at the average thread posted in this forum.
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    if its for rift at the moment Nvidia seems too work a lot better. Not got anything against ATI though they do make some very nice cards but they are not doing so well in rift

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    I have 5770 it is sucks.Wanna buy GTX 570

    Playable only on high. Ultra below 30 fps on leveling.
    Last edited by Greengrass; 02-21-2011 at 04:29 PM.

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    Default Video card options for Rift

    I recently got the new AMD MSI R6970 1gb dx11.1, so the 6850 should be adequate.
    The R series is a amd gpu, a lil scaled down from the normal stock ati radeon.
    IMO for the money a much better solution.
    They have a couple newer models now, the r6870 is about 210.00 usd.

    Running at 1280x1024 on average 80-100fps-and rift events around 40-60fps (Graphics all set to max with shadows).

    Still running a dual core as well, so yo should be good at a 6850.
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    You're going to need a GTX 570 or better to run Rift at 1920x1200. I've been running with the slider set to Ultra and then upping a some of the settings a bit and I've seen FPS drop as low as 30fps in heavy forests and grassy fields, gatherings of many players etc . . . Usually my framerate hovers around 45-55 and goes as high as the 80's. I did slide the clip planes all the way out and added some of the eye candy, but I do feel the need to upgrade my GPU's to something that doesn't have to work as hard. Both of my GPU's are running around 80-90% GPU usage and around 600mb texture memory in Rift at these settings. The game does run on 4 threads so a Quad core or better will also help a lot.

    A GTX 570 or equivalent (AMD 6970) is going to do the settings above quite nicely. If you wanted to max everything its going to take at least a GTX 580 and maybe SLi in my opinion.

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    Grab 2 460 gtx's....seen them for around 139 after mir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbelhior View Post
    Grab 2 460 gtx's....seen them for around 139 after mir.
    ^This... or a 560 or 570 for single card solution.

    Best bang for the buck would be an overclocked 560 imo.

    Also have nothing against ATI cards as I actually had their stock at one point! and every card I owned was ATI however I've switch over just for Rift and I must say I would recommend a nvidia card for Rift over ATI. If this was any other game however I would have seriously looked into a 6950 to flash to higher specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun View Post
    ^This... or a 560 or 570 for single card solution.

    Best bang for the buck would be an overclocked 560 imo.

    Also have nothing against ATI cards as I actually had their stock at one point! and every card I owned was ATI however I've switch over just for Rift and I must say I would recommend a nvidia card for Rift over ATI. If this was any other game however I would have seriously looked into a 6950 to flash to higher specs.
    ^

    I grabbed a MSI 560GTX Twin Frozr and love it. It overclocks to 1g like a champ and stays seriously cool. The cooling system on this thing is beast you should look into it. Imo you can't beat it for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaezorblue View Post
    What do you guys recommend for a video card upgrade? I'm currently using a 8800 GTS 320MB and would like to be able to get playable frame rates for my large monitor (1900 x 1200) with High or Ultra settings - basically just to enjoy the nice eye candy.

    I'm looking at these 3 GPU's:

    Nvidia GTX 460 1GB
    AMD 5770 1 GB
    AMD 6850 1 GB


    My current system
    Intel C2D e6750 OC @ 3.0GHz
    4 GB DDR2
    8800 GTS 320 MB

    Thank you
    The best bang for your buck is the Nvidia GTX 460 1GB. I would expect to upgrade your video card in 2 years if you want to play another game. If you go with a more expensive card you might get 3 years before an upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakkin View Post
    ^

    I grabbed a MSI 560GTX Twin Frozr and love it. It overclocks to 1g like a champ and stays seriously cool. The cooling system on this thing is beast you should look into it. Imo you can't beat it for the price.
    Good choice! yeah the Twin Frozr is a beast! Best oem manufacturer cooler if you ask me and they run silent.

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    I'm running a GTX570 and I average 45fps with everything maxed, edge AA on at 1920x1200. During heavy Rift events my frame rate drops to 22fps but given all the chaos I wouldn't have even noticed the drop if I wasn't running MSI Afterburner.
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    The GTX 570 is an awesome choice to go with. I've been running rift on Ultra settings with zero problems. I easily fraps in ultra settings without any kind of lag as well. Best card I've ever purchased. Here are my system specs.

    ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Mobo
    AMD Phenom II x6 1090T Black Edition Thuban
    16gb(4x 4gb) G.Skill Ripjaws X
    EVGA GTX570 Superclocked
    Coolermaster V8
    1x Seagate 1.5 Tb 3Gbs
    2x WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 6Gbs
    NZXT Phantom (Air cooled: 1x 140mm, 3x 120mm, 2x 200mm Fans)

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    Your system is pretty powerful in general It's been almost 3.5 years (not including RAM) since I've upgraded my computer as a whole. I'd like to think I could just get away with upgrading my GPU only for Rift

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    Thanks for the replies all I think I will get a Nvidia gpu for sure, and probably a 560 Ti or 570, depending on some research this week.

    Are there any online sales that you know about for GPU's upcoming? Nvidia's next batch of cards out soon perhaps that would drop the 560's price?

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