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Gigabyte GTX 560 ti SOC

Hey guys, i currently have a HD 5770 Vapour-x Overclocked and i was thinking of getting the Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti SOC because it pretty much passes the GTX 570 in the benchmarks i saw. Will i be able to run it with my system? Or will it hold me back due to my CPU or PSU? Please tell me if i will have any bottle necks or anything like that. If someone could answer this, that would be great :)

My specs are:

Core i3 530
Gigabyte mobo H55M-UD2H
Thermaltake power supply at 500watst and +12V1 25A +12V2 18A so 43A in total
4GB DDR3 Ram mushkin enhanced
lots of cooling
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  1. Your motherboard has the required PCI express slot, so that's not a problem. Your power supply should have no problem with running the video card. What games do you play? And at what resolution? Your CPU should be able to do well at most games, but it will hold back a few of the really CPU dependent games.
  2. The games i will be playing are pretty much the most popular ones that going to coming out very soon such as Mass Effect 3, Crysis 2, etc. The ones im playing now are Metro 2033, GTA IV, Need for speeds which are a joke on my 5770. Assassins creed brotherhood, pretty much all the latest games.

    Oh and my res will be at 1600x900 always
  3. GTA IV does use a lot of CPU (along with everything else). But you should see a nice boost in most of your games. I would recommend upgrading to the GTX560. You can upgrade your CPU later if you ever have extra cash lying around. Go for the video card now, and you should see plenty of improvement.
  4. wait i'm missing where the gigabyte 560 TI beats a 570 in benchmarks.. i see it coming in at aroudn the same position as a reference gtx 570... but then if you overclock the 570 you beat the gtx 560

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-soc-review/1

    really the onyl one i could find claiming the gigabyte gtx 560 soc beats a 570 is tweak town .. and i'm wondering why they are the only one i can find showing it suposedly beating a 570 (not a site i like to quot emuch cause they get anomolies like these posting sometimes where you think either they got a tweeked card or something)

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3796/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_560_ti_1gb_soc_video_card/index.htm

    but now performance per dollar the gigabyte is a greatr card. i think it'd do fine in your system for most games ie fps games, and i think you'll be fine in cpu bound games like rts/ mmo games as well
  5. g00fysmiley said:
    wait i'm missing where the gigabyte 560 TI beats a 570 in benchmarks.. i see it coming in at aroudn the same position as a reference gtx 570... but then if you overclock the 570 you beat the gtx 560

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-soc-review/1

    really the onyl one i could find claiming the gigabyte gtx 560 soc beats a 570 is tweak town .. and i'm wondering why they are the only one i can find showing it suposedly beating a 570 (not a site i like to quot emuch cause they get anomolies like these posting sometimes where you think either they got a tweeked card or something)

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3796/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_560_ti_1gb_soc_video_card/index.htm

    but now performance per dollar the gigabyte is a greatr card. i think it'd do fine in your system for most games ie fps games, and i think you'll be fine in cpu bound games like rts/ mmo games as well

    Good catch. I don't think the 560 beats the 570, but it is still a great card for the price. Based on the specs of the cards, I would expect the 570 to be better. But the point is that they are both great cards and the 560 is a better value for the price. It's still a recommendation by me.
  6. oh hell yea, its a great car di was just refuting it being a full step up to beat a 570, its abotu even with a 570 but thats refrence, more value in the gigabyte SOC gtx560, asus top gtx 560 TOP, or MSI twin frzr imo than to gt a 570

    i'm another good bti before i'm getting a new build, but if the 560's drop in price they are going to be really tempting the whole wait
  7. Wow, thanks a lot guys. So i assume that the card im looking for is pretty much the best GTX 560 Ti out there. Core clock 1000mhz Shader 2000mhz and Effective memory 4580mhz. Complete monster.

    I heard one of you saying the GTX 570 is better but will my power supply support it. I read on the nvidia site you need at least 550watt psu to handle that card. So, i dont think i can run it. Or can i? without having errors and problems?
  8. Best answer
    Oh, I know. I was agreeing with you. The 570 is still the better card performance-wise, but the 560 is a better value. I think this article from Guru3D sums it up. It's all about the pricing of the 560 compared to the 570. Right now, I think the 560 is a great buy.

    "If Gigabyte plays their cards right and positions this product 15% under reference GeForce GTX 570 pricing then this card might be the one for you to opt. It's a whole lot of fun, offers great performance, remains silent yet kicks a whole lotta a$$ in gaming. If the price is right, very much recommended, we like to hand out a top pick award for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti SOC from Gigabyte."
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-soc-review/21

    EDIT: With a high quality Thermaltake PSU and a low power CPU, I would not expect you to have any trouble with it. You can put your specs into this PSU calculator if you want extra assurance.
    http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
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  10. thanks a lot :)
  11. yea, given your cpu and rest of the system you should be fine with a 500 watt psu

    power consumption

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-soc-review/7

    on test system

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-soc-review/10

    totaled to

    Measured power consumption

    Advertised TDP = 170W
    System in IDLE = 181W
    System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 351W
    Difference (GPU load) = 170 W
    Add average IDLE wattage ~ 25W
    Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 195 Watts

    on this system

    Mainboard

    eVGA X58 Classified

    Processor

    Core i7 965 Extreme @ 3750 MHz

    Graphics Card

    GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB Gigabyte SOC model

    Memory

    6144 MB (3x 2048 MB) DDR3 Corsair @ 1500 MHz

    that sytem uses more power than your i3 so you'd be fine
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