One of my GeForce 9800 GT's that were SLI'd in my computer just died. I was wondering whether it would be better to upgrade to the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB version, or to reup to my dual 9800 GT's. There's the same amount of ram either way, although I know GDDR5 Ram is faster, but the clocks between the two vid cards would be about the same or greater with 2 9800 GT's versus 1 560 Ti. I run my resolution at 1680x1050, which is the highest my monitor can go, have 8GB of DDR2 system ram, and have a dual core AMD 7750+ Black and am wanting to play DA 2 and Crysis 2 pretty high up. Thanks in advance.
which Athlon is that AM2,AM2+ or AM3?It looks like first generation Athlons but i can't exactly tell.If it's a first generation Athlon then you have to upgrade.If it's a Athlon ii then your gonna need to O.C. if you want the GTX560 to perform the way it's supposed to.
Alright here's what you should do.Spend the money for the GPU upgrade on a new CPU and mobo.Even with your old 9800gt you should see some improvement with a faster CPU.I don't think you can spare the money at the moment for both a CPU/Mobo + a GTX560.
Whats your budget in total?Maybe we can work something out to upgrade all of it.
I kinda threw together an upgrade machine that would utilize some of my old stuff on Newegg. I didn't think the new mobos would accept the DDR2 Ram anymore so I added that in as well, came up to about $680, which I could afford, just didn't want to do it at this point. Again, thanks for the help.
I've been hearing lots of stories latley of people buying GTX560's and not having the CPU power to push them.Usually it end up where it looks worse than what they had before.Mostly because the CPU just drowns the GPU because it can't keep it with it.
Can you O.C. your CPU?You wouldn't have to upgrade is you have an Athlon ii and a high O.C.
Not really, the cpu fan that came with the cpu isn't that great, only way to OC would be to unlock the other two cores on this CPU. I heard that was how AMD designed their later dual-cores so you could do it if you had a killer cooling system.
People have O.C.ed their CPU's and had them last for more than 5 years.Really all depends on the chip.I might also want to let you know that your Athlon is a first generation so you should really upgrade that when you get the chance.If you are seeking a CPU upgrade than you might as well try to O.C. your current one.
They way i look at the technology you buy today will be aboslute in 2 years so you'll probably upgrade 3 years after you buy the parts and an O.C. processor should last longer than that but in some cases maybe less.As long as it's not an extreme O.C. with high voltage it should only shave a year or 2 off of it's intended life.