$250aud budget, what to buy?
It's that time of year for an upgrade. Well, as crappy as this GTX550Ti is, just about any excuse is good enough. It served well for about the first 9 months but has been showing signs of artifacting lately. So, time for an upgrade.
To be honest I really dont know what is best, AMD or Nvidia. Faster is good, but the bitrate of the memory interface is also important as more data gets through a fatter pipe. Core clocks and memory clocks dont neccessarily tell the whole story.
I ask you gents, whats the best I can get on a $250aud budget? I learn toward a 7870 or GTX660.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions and all will be taken into consideration as I dont really plan to make a purchase for another month or so.
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
Mobo: MSI Z77A-GD65
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ares @2133Mhz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX550 Ti GV-N550D5-1GI
Audio: Onboard with Digital out to Logitec Z5500 5.1 THX decoder.
PSU: Thermaltake Litepower 700w
Case: Thermaltake Dokker