AMD 445 Rana 3.1GHz and the GTX 560Ti help?

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz

GPU Options:
1. MSI GTX 460 1GB Cyclone
2. EVGA GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB
3. MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB Twin Frozr II OC

I’ll be upgrading from an 8800GT, current resolution due to monitor compatibility with the card using DVI is 1300*768. My main concern is whether or not my processor will cause any restraints if I were to purchase one of the GTX 560Ti cards? The games I’m interested in playing are The Witcher 2, Mass Effect 2, Portal 2, and Battlefield 3 when it comes out.

And the resolution I would like to play these games would probably be 1900*1080
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  1. Bump.
  2. I would go with the MSI 560Ti Twin Frozr

    If you can OC your CPU it would help
    but your fine if you cant
  3. Quote:
    1. is ur monitor truly able to hit 1920*1080 ?

    2. GTX560 Ti, HD6950 1GB, GTX570

    3.As for ur options, Twin Frozer FTW!!

    Unfortunately, my monitor can only go up to 720p. I plan on purchasing a Full 1080p monitor in the very near future. I’ve asked around on other forums and most suggest I might have an issue with the CPU, if I were to play on higher resolutions with the GTX 560Ti card.

    Current Monitor:
    KDL 26S2011
  4. Actually higher resolutions are easier on a CPU
    The card does more of the work at higher RES

    Can you and do you know how to overclock your CPU?
  5. I have mine OC using a hyper 212 to 3.7 no temperature problems, This CPU's are great at overclocking, try to overclock no worries they are good. Last time I OC to 3.8 no voltage tweaks.
  6. Quote:
    ^ Agree, but yea CPU will bottleneck. However,

    Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it. Enough though I’ll be bottlenecking the card with my current setup, I’m leaning towards getting the GTX 560Ti regardless. Since this card will be a gift and cost absolutely zero dollars, I can’t pass it up. I’ll probably invest in a full HD monitor later this week.

    I guess I’ll find out how bad the CPU will restrain the card. Do you believe it will be hugely noticeable?

    I’m expecting a GTX 460 performance until I fully upgrade the CPU/Monitor.
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