2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 3, 2013 10:05 AM by equaliser

    wich card is the best for me


      Hey guys,


      I am a bit new all about graficcards, -drivers and -engines. Originally I am a Mac OS X, Ubuntu 12.x and Android JB user for example on a MacBook 2.1. But I am planning building a "high-end" PC-System with the platforms Ubuntu 12.x and Win 7 for gaming, 3D-modelling, movie-cutting and photo-editing. So I need help from some of experts of you.


      I want to work with DirectX 10 and OpenGL 4 and higher and with engines like CryEngine 3 and Unity 4 and of course for the future higher. I do not want to move around an limit. I mean I want to have a puffer for the next years, whether it is realistic, if you know what I am talking about. I am thinking about a 3 GB graficcard.


      What do you say?


      I am not a computer-noob. I am actually working with Shell, PHP, Javascript, JQuery etc. But this section is a bit new for me. I want to invest in something that lifes long and work to 98%. hehe

        • Re: wich card is the best for me

          As of now, for Radeon cards the thousands place denotes the series and the hundreds and tens place denotes the performance category.


          (The X's are digit placeholders for specific model numbers)


          For a gaming rig you would probably want to have a 77XX or better.
          For performance gaming go for a 78XX or better.
          For a high performance experience get a 79XX.

          For extreme performance look towards the 7990 which is a dual gpu card.


          NVIDA cards are numbered in a very similar fashion.


          It sounds like you are willing to drop some cash so look towards the higher end if you want a nice buffer.


          AMD's new series of Radeons is supposedly scheduled for the final quarter of 2013 or early 2014 so if you can hold off maybe you could snag the flagship model (usually numbered X970) when it comes out.

          Beware that waiting for the next release will result in paying a premium cost for the hardware and usually having to use newer graphics card drivers that haven't been heavily tested by the community yet. If I remember correctly, Linux drivers for the 7970 didn't exist on launch-day.

          If you are looking to buy a card right now and want to have a big buffer go for the 7970. If you want to spend a bit less cash look to the 7950 or 7870.