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Upgraded computer, however sub par improvement...

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
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  1. 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?
  2. Best answer
    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. does ur board support SLI? cause thats another option for you.
  7. Yes it does, however my power supply only has 2 pce plugs...
  8. Best answer selected by redwine425.
  9. redwine425 said:
    Yes it does, however my power supply only has 2 pce plugs...

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/317?vs=330
  10. Thanks, but I figured upgrading from the E8400 to a 2500K would have a big impact aswell....
  11. 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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