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
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.
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.