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October 18, 2011 1:08:44 AM

I started out at:

E8400 clocked at 3.7ghz
Gtx 280
4gb ram at 800mhz

Now i'm at:

2500k stock clock
pny 560 ti
8gb ram at 1600mhz


I ran cinebench 11.5 opengl on my old system and I got 45fps

I ran it on my new system and I'm getting 49fps...

I've been running a couple games and i'm not noticing much improvement with fraps...

I was expecting a huge improvement, i'm severely disappointed
October 18, 2011 1:28:54 AM

the gtx 280 isn't really that far behind, you should have gone for a 580 or have just kept the 280. also have you tested any games?
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October 18, 2011 1:33:44 AM

at a quick look

there isnt alot of difference between the 280 and the 560ti.

http://www.hwcompare.com/8921/geforce-gtx-280-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti/

also the below link shows only about 20% improvement (see post #4)
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=201857

if u wanted HUGH improvements you should have aimed a little higher unfortunatly.

something like a 580 or SLI 2x 560ti's
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October 18, 2011 2:02:20 AM

You went with a current gen mid end GPU from a couple of gens old high end. You never see major performance increases that way. Hell a HD2900Pro 1GB will still keep up with most mid end HD6K series GPUs.

So as said, go with SLI and that will be an improvement or swap the GPU for a 570 or 580 for the best increase.
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October 18, 2011 2:28:37 AM

gone are the days when changing ur video card would give huge improvements regardless.

yes a top end card that is 2-3 generations old will still out perform low - mid level current cards.
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October 18, 2011 2:28:41 AM

Oh I guess I was severely mistaken... I did buy the 560ti at best buy, I wonder if I can still return it.

I'll have to put my 280 back in and see how it performs with my 2500k...

Anyways thanks for the help
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October 18, 2011 2:42:22 AM

does ur board support SLI? cause thats another option for you.
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October 18, 2011 3:36:34 AM

Yes it does, however my power supply only has 2 pce plugs...
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October 18, 2011 3:43:11 AM

Best answer selected by redwine425.
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October 18, 2011 3:56:55 AM

Thanks, but I figured upgrading from the E8400 to a 2500K would have a big impact aswell....
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October 18, 2011 3:58:50 AM

redwine425 said:
Thanks, but I figured upgrading from the E8400 to a 2500K would have a big impact aswell....

Why not try to bench games?Then see what will happen.I am sure it is a bigger impact then you think.
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