Pc Build for Witcher 2
@OracleXIII: Can you recommend a good nvidia card for witcher 2 that's in a similar price range?Sounds like its direct competitor is the Nvidia GTX580.
Honestly, I prefer Nvidia cards and they are worth the premium that you pay. Up to you.
@Blasko1223: Everone loves benchmarks, these are on the second highest setting. I use 6870 crossfire and it's not too shabby, single card performance was pretty good and it doesn't use much power. If you can you should go for the 69XXs or Nvidia equivalent.
I remember in the old days, Nvidia cards were leaps and bounds better than their ATI counterparts. Nowadays, the technical gap has lessened significantly.
@Aus_azn: After trying out both Nvidia and AMD GPU's I'll say Nvidia has a far better control panel, but I prefer AMD.
I don't OC my cards, but my friend asserts that Nvidia-based cards OC better than AMD's offerings, but AMD just prices so much lower that it's not really worth the difference for the greater reliability that Nvidia purportedly offers.
I don't plan on upgrading for a long while (repping a GTX260 and i7-920 system), so I'm going to see. I'm not closed-minded to the extent that I'm not going to consider AMD in my next update, especially if the money talks.
I am Running the 560ti in SLI mode. I have everything enabled except V-Sync, Dangling object limit, Uber-sampling. Running 1920x1200. All stock, no overclocking. I would say my FPS is usually in the 50s-70s. Battle and heavy scenes i could dip as low as high 30s. Pretty happy with the setup. The game just is stunning every time I play it. I end up taking so many screenshots with Fraps b/c I am amazed.
Now I'm wondering if I should go with the gtx 470 because of this benchmark : (I think its the same one that you posted)
http://www.techspot.com/review/405 [...] page5.html
It seems odd that the gtx 470 outperforms the 6950. I thought the 6950 was the better card.
On average, the HD 6950 can be considered faster than those two. If you look at more than one benchmark you'll notice they tend to trade blows, but most of the time the 6950 will be ahead.
Check the Tom's Hardware hierarchy chart here:
As you can see, both the GTX 470 and 560 Ti are equivalent, while the 6950 is a rank above. The 6950 has also been the recommended card for its price range in that same article.
That's of course a month ago, so prices may have shifted enough to favor the 560 Ti. Check the prices at the store you're getting your parts from and choose what to buy accordingly.
AMD dropped half of the Radeon HD 6950's onboard memory to give us this 1 GB flavor, and the price fell accordingly. At $245, there really isn't any competition for this powerful, yet relatively low-priced graphics card. It outperforms the GeForce GTX 560 Ti in enough situations, on average, to score the sole recommendation.
I got a question, i have a Mid-2010 15'' mac with i5 and 4 gigs of ram and the wierd NVIDIA chipset that comes with this... i think its 330m so yeah. I would like, play this on my Windows bootcamp, do you guys think it will run like in medium settings 45 - 50 fps.. and most importantly... will i have those sweet hair physics going on?
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