I have a system I built that consists of 2, netburst nocona xeon processors (each a 3ghz hyper threaded single core for a total of 4 3.0ghz cores sharing 2mb cache) along with 4gb ddr2 and an 8800gt.
My question is, i want to buy a 560gtx ti to replace the aging 8800gt, but will it be severely bottlenecked by the decent, but aging, hardware?
I think that there will be a bottleneck two single core netburst CPU's are going to be equal to a dual core pentium D.
I would spend my money on upgrading to a more modern CPU/motherboard setup and keep the 8800GT which still has life left in it for lower resolutions.
ok, so it would be more worthwhile to go for a new system? I mean i can run Bad Company 2 at 1680x1050 all settings high 2xAA and 4xAF with just under 30 FPS. and that is a pretty cpu-hungry game.
if you can persuade me to go for a new system my budget is around $1000 not including power supply, monitor, or any other peripherals.
let me know what you think,
well, as i said i already have hard drives and a 650watt psu, so i guess im really looking at MoBo, CPU, Ram, Case and GPU, just the guts. so with those off the list what if i added a 560 or 570 instead of the 6850?