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Blade 10-27-11 04:43 AM

285GTX Upgrade?
 
So, what new card will i need to purchase that will give me a big increase in performance over my currently installed 285GTX?

I want to spend as little as possible, thanks in advance.

grey_1 10-27-11 06:14 AM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
GTX 570.

Sell your 285 to lower the cost and don't look back.

EDIT: I still have my 480, but the 570 is close enough to it (a bit better actually) that I didn't bother upgrading. If I were buying today it would be the 570.

Blade 10-27-11 06:24 AM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
Thanks Grey, i'm a little worried that the 570 only has a 320bit memory bus speed, 285 is 512bit, is the 570 that much faster that this becomes irrelevant?

grey_1 10-27-11 07:15 AM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blade (Post 2495326)
Thanks Grey, i'm a little worried that the 570 only has a 320bit memory bus speed, 285 is 512bit, is the 570 that much faster that this becomes irrelevant?

I don't think you'll even notice it tbh. Anandtech's review is pretty unbiased and has some good info.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4051/n...-in-the-gaps/1

Also, if you're open to an ATI card, the 6970 (or 6950 for that matter) would give you a noticeable bump.

The thing is...the 285 is still a powerhouse, so it obviously wouldn't be like going from an 8800GTS to a 570, but you would still be able to run at any rez with high (or max) settings with most games.

EDIT: The only reason I haven't mentioned the 580, which would give you the biggest increase, is you mentioned the "b" word. :lol:

I fully understand that....unfortunately :lol:

Blade 10-27-11 07:26 AM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
Thanks again, you're spot on regarding the 285GTX being a "power house", seems the 570 stands in the same price/performance bracket as the 285 was at release.

250 is my budget so i'll order it today.

ATI will never grace my rig, i hate ATI ;)

grey_1 10-27-11 07:29 AM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blade (Post 2495339)
Thanks again, you're spot on regarding the 285GTX being a "power house", seems the 570 stands in the same price/performance bracket as the 285 was at release.

250 is my budget so i'll order it today.

ATI will never grace my rig, i hate ATI ;)

Yep, that seems to be the consensus. Better performance per thermals and power draw though.

And you should be able to get a decent price for that 285 too. :)

walterman 10-29-11 11:01 AM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
I had a GTX 480 running in my system, and believe it or not, but my 285 was faster in some scenerios than the 480.

In your case, i would wait for kepler, you are fine by now with that card.

Blade 10-31-11 10:09 AM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
Thanks for the advice walterman, indeed i have now decided to wait for kepler series to be released, my main concern was performance of the 285GTX in BF3, having installed BF3 i find the 285GTX performs really well so i am happy for now, thanks again.

grey_1 11-01-11 07:26 AM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blade (Post 2496486)
Thanks for the advice walterman, indeed i have now decided to wait for kepler series to be released, my main concern was performance of the 285GTX in BF3, having installed BF3 i find the 285GTX performs really well so i am happy for now, thanks again.

Not a bad move. I have a Q6600 and a GTX480 with 8Gb ram and have decided this will have to melt before I upgrade. :lol:

Tygerwoody 01-02-12 02:51 PM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
I love spammers. So tasty. :wonder:

Logical 01-02-12 05:55 PM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
Wait for Keplar or if your after a little extra power upto then find another GTX285 for SLI on the cheap. I'm in exactly the same predicament but i will wait for Keplar before i upgrade. BF3 is the only reason i want an upgrade to see it in all it's glory but it still runs well and looks good in DX10 as it is..

dandano 01-12-12 04:51 PM

Re: 285GTX Upgrade?
 
I jumped from a 285 (factory oc) to a 570 (factory oc) last month. The performance, did bump up about 10-15fps in most games. And having the DX11 features is nice.


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