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560 ti bottleneck

hello am new here .i want help from you all.


i,ll be upgrading to 560 ti from old 9400 gt.


my processor-q8200 stock

will my cpu will botleneck my card

i wiil be playing at 1080p
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  1. Pretty much yes. Try overclocking to about 3.2Ghz
  2. at stock clock your cpu will definitely bottleneck your gpu.
  3. RobisssLV said:
    Pretty much yes. Try overclocking to about 3.2Ghz


    my motherboard lacks the option to overclock .tell the highest card that it can run without bottlenecking
  4. dm5c said:
    my motherboard lacks the option to overclock


    then you're definitely not going to take full advantage of GTX560 performance. either look for something else or build an entirely new platform. other option is to replace your mobo but i think is not wise to invest more money on your two generation behind platform.
  5. renz496 said:
    then you're definitely not going to take full advantage of GTX560 performance. either look for something else or build an entirely new platform. other option is to replace your mobo but i think is not wise to invest more money on your two generation behind platform.


    i have heard that at high res games are gpu dependent
  6. The GTX 550 Ti would be a good choice!
  7. Quote:
    The GTX 550 Ti would be a good choice!


    it wont bottleneck my system or i should go for 460
  8. No it will not bottleneck your GTX560, no single card can bottleneck a quad core especially if your running a screen resolution of 1080p and higher.

    At 1080p most of the load is over on your GPU (this case your GTX560) and your cpu will be doing very little work. i say upgrade
  9. true but not entirely. given you have good cpu and gpu the game will rely more on gpu on high resolution especially if the game is very gpu intensive. but at lower resolution a very gpu intensive game still need faster gpu to get more frame rates. for example quad cpu running at 2.0Ghz will still bottleneck GTX580 even at 2560x1600. so the point is you still need to pair good cpu with GTX580 if you really want to tap GTX580 true potential. to be exact your cpu is not entirely bad if it can be overclock. the problem is your mobo
  10. dm5c said:
    it wont bottleneck my system or i should go for 460


    HighPies said:
    No it will not bottleneck your GTX560, no single card can bottleneck a quad core especially if your running a screen resolution of 1080p and higher.

    At 1080p most of the load is over on your GPU (this case your GTX560) and your cpu will be doing very little work. i say upgrade

    thanks for your reply .i will be going for 560 ti
  11. renz496 said:
    true but not entirely. given you have good cpu and gpu the game will rely more on gpu on high resolution especially if the game is very gpu intensive. but at lower resolution a very gpu intensive game still need faster gpu to get more frame rates. for example quad cpu running at 2.0Ghz will still bottleneck GTX580 even at 2560x1600. so the point is you still need to pair good cpu with GTX580 if you really want to tap GTX580 true potential. to be exact your cpu is not entirely bad if it can be overclock. the problem is your mobo


    whts the problem with mobo
  12. dm5c said:
    whts the problem with mobo


    i'm not saying your mobo is broken or something like that. only stating that the lack of overclocking feature becomes a problem if you want more performance from your cpu
  13. renz496 said:
    i'm not saying your mobo is broken or something like that. only stating that the lack of overclocking feature becomes a problem if you want more performance from your cpu


    plz suggest a good mobo with overclocking feature. i can spend $400 on mobo and gpu
  14. overclocking wont make a worlds difference with your cpu.

    im running with a 5770 at 1080p with a athlon x4 620 which scores lower than your q8200, i overclocked from its stock 2.6Ghz to 3.25Ghz and the difference in fps for my games (bfbc2, ect) wasnt much at all, i gained on my max fps alot but my min fps only went up by 2-3.

    One thing, your upgrading from a 9400gt which makes me think your PSU isnt very good and most probably wont handle a gtx560.
  15. HighPies said:
    overclocking wont make a worlds difference with your cpu.

    im running with a 5770 at 1080p with a athlon x4 620 which scores lower than your q8200, i overclocked from its stock 2.6Ghz to 3.25Ghz and the difference in fps for my games (bfbc2, ect) wasnt much at all, i gained on my max fps alot but my min fps only went up by 2-3.

    One thing, your upgrading from a 9400gt which makes me think your PSU isnt very good and most probably wont handle a gtx560.


    i will definitely buy a new psu .can you tell that with this config i can run most of games above 60 fps
  16. really all depends on the game as some are more demanding than others, the gtx560 is a mid-range card and, as expected gives a decent performance. Here is some reviews on it i suggest you go through them and see what type of games you play, and from there decide if the fps it gives for your type of game is good enough

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-ti-gf114,2845.html

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

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/25/nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-ti-1gb-review/1
  17. can you list your current hardware spec?
  18. renz496 said:
    can you list your current hardware spec?

    processor q8200
    ram 4 gb ddr2
    gpu 560 in future
  19. If you are upgrading the mobo you might as well upgrade the processor, rather than just getting another 775 motherboard!
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    If you are upgrading the mobo you might as well upgrade the processor, rather than just getting another 775 motherboard!


    currently i can spend $400 max.i could upgrade processor after 6-8 months
  21. dm5c said:
    currently i can spend $400 max.i could upgrade processor after 6-8 months


    with plans like that it is better to save your money to build entirely new platform. just buy GTX560 now and save the rest of the money for new platform. when the time comes just swap your GTX560 into your new rig.
  22. Best answer
    I can relate, you want to upgrade NOW (hey, money always "makes' me spend it...:) )....


    These choices will work for you Now and can be used when your ready to upgrade more of your system....

    560 Ti's are around $250...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363


    A good 650watt supply will support any SINGLE card.. About $80 .(Corsair, Antec TP, Seasonic...)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005


    We ONLY spent $330. The setup above plans for Only one (1) GPU. Since we have just a bit more money, let's plan for a Dual GPU system on your build. Hey, the performance of two (2) 560 Ti's in SLI is stunning, way beyond even a GTX 580 Single card...


    A good 850watt supply will support just about any DUAL card.. About $150 .(Corsair, Antec TP, Seasonic...)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    (this is one bad ass PS, it pumps out 70A on the 12volt rail, which is more like an 900 or 950watt power supply....)


    This works out to, $400 bucks, perfect !!!! Now your ready for anything in the future......


    So what if you don't get every last FPS out of your new 560 Ti for now, it going to CRUSH that old 9400 GT in your system...
  23. Best answer selected by dm5c.
  24. thanks for your replies. ill go for 560 with a good psu
  25. jb6684 said:
    I can relate, you want to upgrade NOW (hey, money always "makes' me spend it...:) )....


    These choices will work for you Now and can be used when your ready to upgrade more of your system....

    560 Ti's are around $250...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363


    A good 650watt supply will support any SINGLE card.. About $80 .(Corsair, Antec TP, Seasonic...)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005


    We ONLY spent $330. The setup above plans for Only one (1) GPU. Since we have just a bit more money, let's plan for a Dual GPU system on your build. Hey, the performance of two (2) 560 Ti's in SLI is stunning, way beyond even a GTX 580 Single card...


    A good 850watt supply will support just about any DUAL card.. About $150 .(Corsair, Antec TP, Seasonic...)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    (this is one bad ass PS, it pumps out 70A on the 12volt rail, which is more like an 900 or 950watt power supply....)


    This works out to, $400 bucks, perfect !!!! Now your ready for anything in the future......


    So what if you don't get every last FPS out of your new 560 Ti for now, it going to CRUSH that old 9400 GT in your system...

    can you tall how much 560 would be faster than 9400gt............
  26. dm5c said:
    can you tall how much 560 would be faster than 9400gt............


    for sure the margin is very big. to be exact 9400GT was never being a gaming card in the first place.

    http://www.hwcompare.com/8972/geforce-9400-gt-256mb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti/

    no comparison in games though
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