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Upgrade from Crossfire HD4850 to Gigabyte GTX 560 SOC

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February 6, 2011 6:40:24 PM

I run a system with 2 HD4850 in Crossfire. I was thinking in getting the Gigabyte GTX560 Super Over Clock. Will I notice an increased performance?

My specs: Core 2 Duo E8500@3.8Ghz; 8GB DDR2 800Mhz; Corsair VX550W; Asus P5Q Pro.

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February 6, 2011 6:49:56 PM

Yes you will. But I don't know if it's worth it. Your 2x4850 act as gtx460 and you compare it with 560. Seriously, I don't know if it's really worth it. And one more thing, what is your resolution?
February 6, 2011 6:54:40 PM

szymek said:
Yes you will. But I don't know if it's worth it. Your 2x4850 act as gtx460 and you compare it with 560. Seriously, I don't know if it's really worth it. And one more thing, what is your resolution?



Sorry, I forgot that: 1920x1080.

And thanks for the quick answer. :) 
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February 6, 2011 7:09:44 PM

Now the question is: Is the increase in framerates and smaller power consumption worth 270$? If you're a pc maniac you could buy one. But by your rig I can see you ain't one. What games do you play? Which are you going to play?
February 6, 2011 7:17:29 PM

No, your're right, I'm not.
Well, I'm mainly play RTS and other strategy games, DoWII and the likes, also Total War games and similar ones (waiting for the new Shogun!), and RPGs, like Two Worlds 2, Risen, Dragon Age, Mass Effect etc. Once in a while, I play Stalker, Fallout 3 and New Vegas and Half-Life 2.

February 6, 2011 7:30:01 PM

I tell you what, if you can sell those 4850s and buy this GTX560 cheap then do this. However there is one more thing to think about. Whether to buy GTX560 SOC which cant be oced any higher or a HD6950 which can be unlocked and give you better results than any gtx560 plus HD6950@6970 can be still overclocked up to 1000mhz! Think about it, Amd card is only a few bucks more expensive and has twice as much ram as gtx560.
February 6, 2011 7:40:54 PM

szymek said:
I tell you what, if you can sell those 4850s and buy this GTX560 cheap then do this. However there is one more thing to think about. Whether to buy GTX560 SOC which cant be oced any higher or a HD6950 which can be unlocked and give you better results than any gtx560 plus HD6950@6970 can be still overclocked up to 1000mhz! Think about it, Amd card is only a few bucks more expensive and has twice as much ram as gtx560.


Thanks. That was my idea, to sell the cards and get the gtx560 SOC for 218€ (no VAT). I can get the HD6950 for 230 € (also no VAT). I'll think about it. Thanks once again.
February 6, 2011 7:43:33 PM

My pleasure, just remember that the only unlockable hd6950 are the 2gb versions. Good luck!
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