Edited by Panpiper, 27 February 2015 - 04:28 PM.
Future proofing a new system for VR
Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:26 PM
Posted 28 February 2015 - 04:10 AM
Looking at your wish list, I think you should read this article first, > http://www.digitaltr...ion-on-your-pc/
With regard to multi GPUs. I think OK if you aready have a goodish card and ccan get a cheapish second one for a quick upgrade, providing ou PSU can handle it. For a new build, best to buy the most powerful card you can afford rather than 2 lesser cards. You would need a more powerful PSU, you will generate a lot more heat so need a case with super cooling, (usually more noise) a lot more trouble to get stability, most pro reviewers take the same stand.
At $550, the GeForce GTX 980 delivers such compelling frame rates that we find it hard to recommend multi-card configurations able to serve up better performance per dollar, since they sometimes suffer from inconsistent results in comparison to a graphics card with a single GPU. two Radeon R9 290 cards for $540, two Radeon R9 290Xs in Xfire or GeForce GTX 970s in SLI for $660,
two GeForce GTX 980 cards for $1100. or, AMD's flagship, the dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2. with a closed-loop liquid cooler, is the fastest board you can buy right now. source , > http://www.tomshardw...iew,3107-6.html
I don't think the Oculus Rift has a significant bearing as, from what I have read, providing the GPU can sustain a persistent 93 fps, it will be OK, example seen quoted GTX 770, remembering here the output is to 2 very small screens, think some more research needed,
Posted 28 February 2015 - 12:16 PM
10 years is a very very long time in the computer world, things progress at a very quick rate, there is a law called moores law that states transistor density doubles every 2 years, and the more transistors on a cpu, gpu the more work/faster it is.
my current pc was built in 2008 so is about 7 years old but it was the new out and top of the range intel socket 1366 with triple ram, paired with a very good gpu gtx 275, ok now it is nowhere near the fastest cpu and the gpu is laughable compared to todays current gpu's but if i replaced just the gpu then it still would be good enough to play any game at reasonable settings.
so today if i were you i'd only be looking at intel socket 2011 systems with quad ddr4 ram if i expected my system to stand any chance of still being good enough performance wise in 10 years and i'd go with the fastest single card now probably gtx 980 and then i'd be looking at upgrading only the gpu in say 5 years or so.
if your in no hurry then it may be worth waiting till later in the year to build a new pc because intel are bringing out a new architecture called skylake which will be a boost over current cpu / chipsets and i believe will have a new socket 2017 for it's top of the range desktop systems.
some links about skylake :-
Edited by terry1966, 28 February 2015 - 12:20 PM.
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