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Should I upgrade to the new GeForce GTX 960?

Question by Steven from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Jan 26 2015 12:15 AM CST

Hello TweakTown!

I've been waiting for NVIDIA to release a mid-range GPU since they announced the GTX 970 and GTX 980 cards last year, but couldn't afford either. Now that the GeForce GTX 960 is here, do you recommend it? I mostly game at 1080p, but I've been thinking about buying a 1440p resolution monitor. Is there a good upgrade path there? Keep in mind I'm upgrading from an old GeForce GTX 660 video card.



Which GPU should I buy with a budget of $1500?

Question by Chazzy from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Thu, Aug 21 2014 1:25 AM CDT

I confusing to choose a 'plethora' GPU around the market these days.

I like gaming and audio/video editing. I already do research at any web reviewer, but still I didn't got any idea.

At least at 2560 X 1440 res my GPU can give a solid performance. as I see there is no GPU for now can give a solid performance for 4K gaming.

I hope an advise from you, according I have budget around $1500 for my GPU.

Which is better a Sapphire OC R9295 X2 OR Crossfire MSI R9 290X Lightning OR 2 WAY GIGABYTE GTX780Ti GHz Edition.

here is my system:

1. gigabyte z97x g1 gaming wifi bk

2. intel core i7 4790k

3. (4X8GB) corsair vengeance pro

4. intel SSD 730 480 GB

5. evga 1200w p2 PSU


Which monitor upgrade should I go for? 4K or 1440p at 144Hz?

Question by Corey from Australia | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Wed, Aug 6 2014 12:50 AM CDT

Hey TweakTown,

Right now, I use a Samsung S27A950D, which is a 1920x1080 panel at 120Hz. I love to play games, and I really enjoy the fluidness of the 120Hz on the Samsung monitor I have now. But, I have a friend who owns the ASUS PB78Q, which is a 2560x1440 display with a 60Hz refresh, and the higher resolution is really tempting.

I've been looking at buying one of two monitors, either a decent 4K monitor, or the new ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q gaming monitor. The best part about the ASUS ROG Swift monitor, is that it has a resolution of 2560x1440, but a refresh rate of 144Hz thanks to its NVIDIA G-Sync technology.

I have two GeForce GTX 780s in SLI, and would like to know what you think I should do - go for 4K, or the 144Hz monitor?

Does NVIDIA's SLI technology improve Blu-ray playback at all?

Question by Vipin from India | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Jul 20 2014 10:29 PM CDT

By using NVIDIA's SLI technology, will I notice any improvement in my video quality for Blu-ray rips? On fast scenes, it appears as though I'm missing something on the screen, with my monitors refresh rate of 60Hz. I'm using the NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 GPU.

If SLI technology helps improve the video playback, can you tell me what I have to do to get it performing better?

Which GPU should I upgrade to on my Core i7 2600K system?

Question by John from Singapore | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Apr 28 2014 12:38 AM CDT

I have i7 2600K (stock clock), 8GB or Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM, P67 motherboard (ASUS P8P67 Deluxe) and Seasonic S12II 620W Bronze (24A 3.3/5V, 48A 12V). I'm planning on upgrading my (now old) GTX 650 Ti Boost, which I'm using now to play Skyrim, Lost Planet 2, Company of Heroes 2 and ArmA 3 on BenQ 17" BL702A (1280x1024). Any NVIDIA 700 (or even 800, if you know any) card you can suggest or recommend for this aging rig of mine?

Help me choose a new GPU for playing League of Legends and Aion

Question by Kent from Malaysia | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, Mar 19 2014 7:27 PM CDT

Lately I have thinking to upgrade my current MSI GeForce GTX560 Ti to another card. But I don't know what to choose, either the SAPPHIRE TOXIC R9 270X 2GB, PALIT GeForce GTX 760 JETSTREAM or SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC.

My rig setting are Intel Core i7-2600K Processor, 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws, ASRock z68 Extreme4 motherboard and Enermax 700W PSU. What you guys can suggest for me? I play League of Legends and AI/ON a lot. Need your expert advice.

Which smartphone? Galaxy S4 or Nexus 5?

Question by Heidi from New Zealand | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Mon, Mar 10 2014 11:32 PM CDT

Trying to decide between Samsung GS4 9505 or Nexus 5

Camera and storage both big priorities for me, as well as battery talk time (I like being able to have a spare battery on hand to swap over if necessary, not so easy with the Nexus).

Also performance/speed is important, as well as large screen. My main phone uses are calling, email, web browsing, photos.

I understand that the GS4 has a 13mp camera, and the Nexus 5 only 8 but how do the sensors compare?

Do I need to upgrade for the full benefits of PCIe 3.0?

Question by Konstantin from Australia | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Tue, Feb 4 2014 9:58 PM CST

I have a PCI-E 2.0 mobo and a Saphire HD 6960 2GB video card that is running 3x27" screens. It can pull most games on medium in an Eyefinity, however, I would love to upgrade so that I can run it at High or Ultra settings.

I have been considering getting a new video card, however, I don't know whether I should go all out and buy a whole new PCI-E 3.0 setup, seeing that it is x2 the speed of a PCI-E 2.0 or just buy a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti for my PCI-E 2.0 mobo and deal with whatever performance I get out of it.

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