Hi knowledgeable people of the PC world, I need some advice.
So I've had my gaming PC for about 2 years now, and I'm beginning to notice my framerates to be not up where I want them to be with some newer games. My current graphics card is a Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 2GB. Along with wanting to run at the higher graphics settings on new games, I do a fair bit of modding in Skyrim and am noticing that it really starts to struggle at times. I've played with overclocking but without much noticeable improvement.
So, time to upgrade I figure! I'm looking at a GeForce GTX 970, seems to be the best in my price range.
What sort of improvement can I expect going from my old card to new one? Will it be able to run all my pretty Skyrim mods and most newer games on ultra?
Is there any issue with me swapping out my AMD card for NVIDIA?
There are a few different versions of the GTX 970, such as GTX 970 G1 Gaming (Gigabyte) and GTX 970 Gaming (MSI). Are there any differences or are these just the different names given by the different named brands?
My system specs are:
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570 3.4GHz
RAM - Kingston DDR3 8GB
OS - Windows 7.1
Storage - 1 x 128GB Sandisk SSD, 2 x 2TB Toshiba HDD
Power Supply - Corsair 600W
Sorry for long post! Any help or advice would be awesome! Cheers!