I just bought an Nvidia GTX 560 and a 650 watt power supply. I’ve been using an integrated Nvidia Ge force 7100.
How shall I describe the difference? Words fail me. I can max out every setting on every game I have, and though I can’t see the frame rate, I’m guessing it’s very high. 1360 x 768 resolution. The Half Life 2 Lost coast bench mark was 58.6 fps average.
I’m currently trying to “break” the card, per say. I set up a simple scene with some books, and added 14 spotlights with 4096 buffer size, a hemi and a point. 60 fps (capped at that I guess). Adding a few more kills it - It must be something in blender, as the frame rate difference between 1 spot and 14 is nothing.
Playing “Amnesia, Dark Descent” completely maxed out. Parralax maps, tons of physics. I am nothing short of astonished.
It’s not even the top card right now. I guess what the other cards do better is huge resolution and several monitors.
Highly recommended. Here’s the exact card I bought: