View Full Version : Graphics card match for upcoming Core i7-2600K build
12-18-2010, 08:17 AM
Starting to spec my new build. Anticipating I will go with the new Sandy Bridge CPU i7-2600K & at tbd P67 MB that are supposed to be available early 2011. Will the GTX580 be overkill? Otherwise the GTX570 & ATI6970 seem to be about on par with each other.
Obviously my context is SOW Cliffs of Dover. Feedback? Thanks in advance.
12-18-2010, 02:58 PM
It really only depends on your budget. Aren't there 6XX cards coming out soon from Nvidia?
12-19-2010, 03:23 AM
A GTX580 won't be overkill for that system, no.
The 2600K is a quad core/hyperthread proc so if you have the dough, aim for the P67 skies. If your budget is a bit limited, the GTX570 is proving to be a great card. AMD's 69xx series aren't really that impressive as a single card compared to the 58xx. They scale beautifully though so if you want to crossfire in the future, 69xx is a good and cheaper option to Nvidia.
I'd be extremely surprised if you can't max out SoW with a 2600K, GTX580 on a P67 board.
12-20-2010, 11:47 AM
re I7's down to a reasonable price, yet? By reasonable price I mean £80 (around $135?)
12-21-2010, 08:21 AM
Here's a nice roadmap on Intels plans in the near future:
@ Xiolablu3: The LGA1366 i7's are still around $300. LGA1156 i7's are around $250.
I don't think you will see any i7's down to $135 unless you find something used. They usually don't drop the prices that much if they are about to phase out a product line, unless you can find a clearance sale somewhere.