Let me start off by saying I prefer to use an NVidia card because I have been playing around with osx86 and I don’t need the unnecessary modifications that sometime come along with AMD/ATI. NVidia cards pretty much are plug and play for my system.
Anyway I just ordered an X-Star (Only $260 - Thanks Logan!) and I am using a 650 gtx in my system now, and can hardly put up with the results I get with a newer 24 inch 1080p ASUS. It constantly drops frames, and ghosts when I do small things like scroll in a webpage or move windows around. This happens in every OS I use on my machine. I want to blame it partially on my monitor, and partially on my GPU. But I don’t really know that I’m right..
I don’t do a lot of gaming, but I do here and there. I guess what I’m saying is I don’t have to set everything on ultra and expect high frame rates. I’m usually content with High/Medium settings, and a decent frame rate. But most importantly I need the classic windows/mac/Linux environment to be fluid, and stable at 2560 x 1440p with an almost constant light/medium workload. Everything else is a bonus (gaming etc.)
I am a CS student and I do a lot of coding, and design related stuff in adobe programs. I enjoy taking advantage of a broad range of programs, and intend to learn a little about a lot - so I have a variety of hardware to keep my PC dated, and up to par. I use a 3770K with a Gigabyte Z77 UD5H and H80i for playing around with overclocking. I have 8 GB Corsair XMS Ram, and Samsung 840 SSD followed by some basic HDDs for storage.
Thats pretty much it besides the Galaxy 650 gtx I intend to replace soon after my x star arrives. I’m going to try my 650 to see if the change in monitors makes a diff, and overclock the monitor if I don’t see the results. But otherwise I assume I’m going to have to upgrade my GPU.
Any suggustions or ideas? Has anyone had a similar problem?