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June 3, 2011 8:10:28 AM


Please help me buy a new VGA I want to click on the checkout link get over with it but I have some concerns on what I should buy. My main concern is if the card is going to work on my relatively old computer.


I assembled my computer on novermber 2007. I have a Gigabyte motherboard. Nvidia 8800 GTS 512mb graphic card.

I run at the resolution 1680x1050 and I'm using Windows XP.

I want to buy a new VGA to boost my gaming experience. I am willing to spend as much as $400 for it if the performance boost is good.

This is what I ended up with and I am willing to buy any. Please recommend anything that's good I have no problem budget wise.


EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1563-AR
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Superclocked-PCI-Exp...


EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti FPB 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card 01G-P3-1561-KR
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-nVidia-GeForce-PCI-Express-0...


EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1561-AR
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GDDR5-PCI-Express-Gr...



EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE 1 GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 01G-P3-1366-TR
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics...



EVGA GeForce GTX460 SSC+ Graphics Card w/ Backplate (01G-P3-1380-KR)
by EVGA
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Graphics-Backplate-0...



EVGA GeForce GTX460 1 GB Superclocked GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - 2 year warranty 01G-P3-1372-TR
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Superclocked-PCI-Exp...

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a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2011 1:25:35 PM

Why EVGA only? i'd get that first 560Ti SuperClocked
June 3, 2011 1:28:03 PM

That first one.
Why even ask, GTX 560 is faster than GTX 460.
EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked is the best from those.
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June 3, 2011 2:45:16 PM


I have no educated preference. I'm clueless and I need help with what's best for a VGA upgrade. This is what I got from my search in Amazon.
a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2011 2:55:04 PM

what are your system specs?
a c 678 U Graphics card
June 3, 2011 4:04:11 PM

Do not get the GTX 460 SE. It's a cut down version.
June 3, 2011 4:52:24 PM

My computer specs are:

2.6 Core 2 Duo
4 GB DDR2 800mhz rams
Windows XP
Nvidia 8800 GTS 512mb (G92)
Resolution 1680x1050
GIGABYTE motherboard

June 3, 2011 10:08:29 PM

What psu do you use?
Second in my opinion don't look something more powerful than the 560-560ti(or amd 6950 if you are interested) because you cpu will bootleneck it.
June 3, 2011 10:33:57 PM

Imo i'd go with the 6950...But if your choice is Nvidia go with the 560...But honestly i'd wait since it's almost been a year since the 500 series been out so im guessing AMD or Nvidia is coming out with newer graphic cards..And by the time that happens the 560 will be even cheaper...What games are you playing now anyways? Me im still using a GTX 295 and it plays every game i throw at it so i didn't even bother upgrading...
a c 678 U Graphics card
June 4, 2011 1:33:52 AM

Bigmac80 said:
Imo i'd go with the 6950...But if your choice is Nvidia go with the 560...But honestly i'd wait since it's almost been a year since the 500 series been out so im guessing AMD or Nvidia is coming out with newer graphic cards..And by the time that happens the 560 will be even cheaper...What games are you playing now anyways? Me im still using a GTX 295 and it plays every game i throw at it so i didn't even bother upgrading...

The 500 series debuted 6 months ago. The new cards are rumored for about the same time, December, of this year.
June 4, 2011 6:08:14 AM


My CPU is Corsair HX 620w.

I'm playing MMORPGs (like Aion, Rift, Age of Conan) and looking forward for new MMORPGs (like Star Wars the Old Republic, TERA Online, The Secret World). I also play RPGs (The Witcher), Strategy Games (Civilization 5, Shogun 2, StarCraft 2). But basically I want my PC overall performance for now and at least 2 years to come to be excellent where I can choose high settings without fearing a great loss of FPS.

a c 274 U Graphics card
June 4, 2011 8:34:14 AM

yabyab said:
My CPU is Corsair HX 620w.

I'm playing MMORPGs (like Aion, Rift, Age of Conan) and looking forward for new MMORPGs (like Star Wars the Old Republic, TERA Online, The Secret World). I also play RPGs (The Witcher), Strategy Games (Civilization 5, Shogun 2, StarCraft 2). But basically I want my PC overall performance for now and at least 2 years to come to be excellent where I can choose high settings without fearing a great loss of FPS.

Your PSU is more than enough for a single GTX560 (I'm running two in SLi on mine), your CPU is going to hold back performance though especially at 16 x 10. I was getting better results by cranking my e8400 to 3.6ghz and that's at a resolution of 19 x 10.
June 4, 2011 11:02:25 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Your PSU is more than enough for a single GTX560 (I'm running two in SLi on mine), your CPU is going to hold back performance though especially at 16 x 10. I was getting better results by cranking my e8400 to 3.6ghz and that's at a resolution of 19 x 10.



Is my CPU going to be too much of a bottleneck that I'd rather just use 460GTX instead of 560GTX? or am I safe to go with 560GTX?
a c 274 U Graphics card
June 4, 2011 11:09:05 AM

yabyab said:
Is my CPU going to be too much of a bottleneck that I'd rather just use 460GTX instead of 560GTX? or am I safe to go with 560GTX?

The 560 is about 10-15% faster than the 460 but both are going to be hampered by your CPU running at 2.6ghz and a resolution of 16 x 10, either will be quite usable though but you will see better framerates after cranking up the CPU speed.
June 4, 2011 12:26:11 PM

Mousemonkey said:
The 560 is about 10-15% faster than the 460 but both are going to be hampered by your CPU running at 2.6ghz and a resolution of 16 x 10, either will be quite usable though but you will see better framerates after cranking up the CPU speed.


Thank you mousemonkey. I'll get the 560 GTX everyone recommended and maybe I'll upgrade my CPU when needed in the future.

a b U Graphics card
June 4, 2011 2:34:54 PM

While you are at it, I would consider a copy of Windows 7. With that old copy of XP, you are going to hold that card back, all XP can support is dx9. Depending on budget, I think I'd add Windows 7 home premium 64 bit to your order, or even get the 460 instead. Either card should be a very good upgrade from the 8800.
June 5, 2011 8:44:27 AM

ohiou_grad_06 said:
While you are at it, I would consider a copy of Windows 7. With that old copy of XP, you are going to hold that card back, all XP can support is dx9. Depending on budget, I think I'd add Windows 7 home premium 64 bit to your order, or even get the 460 instead. Either card should be a very good upgrade from the 8800.


Problem with buying Windows 7 for my current computer is when I want to upgrade my computer (maybe les than 2 years) I'd have to purchase another Windows 7 for that new PC.

June 5, 2011 7:29:07 PM

As the guys tell you go for the 560 far better than the 460.If you oc your cpu at 3.2-3.4 ghz you won't have any problem.If you are using the stock cooler get rid of it and buy a decent one,you will run much cooler with no noise and problems.
June 12, 2011 11:01:26 AM


I just wanted to thank everyone for helping me decide on which VGA to buy. I ordered the GTX 560 EVGA.


a c 274 U Graphics card
June 12, 2011 11:04:27 AM

The Ti version I hope?
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