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Will the GTX560 Ti be a good upgrade for my pc?

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June 21, 2011 12:48:23 PM

I'm going to change my old 8600GT very soon.But my qestion is will the GTX560 Ti be a good upgrade for my pc because it's pretty old.I've changed my psu recently and it's a very good one(Corsair TX650),but my problem is my old CPU(Q6600 at 2,4Ghz) and my old mobo(GA-946GMX-S2 from gigabyte) I also have 2Gb of RAM and a 500Gb HDD.So will the GTX560 Ti perform good or no?Any other suggestions would be very nice.

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June 21, 2011 1:24:58 PM

Yes. The GTX 560 is well over twice as powerful as a an 8600

Your CPU would probably hold it back a little on CPU oriented games such as BC2.

But otherwise it would work very well for all modern games.
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June 21, 2011 2:12:41 PM

Seems like overkill compared to the rest of your system. Can you overclock your CPU? If you need help there is a good guide here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259899-29-core-overcl...

My recommendation would be to get a GTX 460 and then spend the money you save on another 2gb of ram, and overclock your CPU, you should be able to hit 3ghz on the stock cooler without issue with the q6600. Don't get me wrong the 560ti is a great card and will perform well with your system, just probably not the best value for you.

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June 21, 2011 2:21:09 PM

Well I have the stock intel cooler on it so it wouldn't be the best thing to oc with also my mobo only supports up to 2 gb ram.And the cpu gets hot even on stock speeds it hits 70c while gaming!!!And if i don't buy the gtx560 ti will the gtx550 ti get botelnecked by the cpu or not?
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June 21, 2011 2:28:46 PM

70 under load isn't all that bad, but it's not good either, have you considered investing a little money in a CPU cooler and some new thermal paste? Your proccesors slow clock speed is going to hold you back in some games with either the 550 or the 560ti, the 550 is probably a better match for your system, but it's worse than the GTX 460 and usually costs the same or sometimes more.

What resolution will you be playing at?
June 21, 2011 2:36:26 PM

I'm playing on 1920x1080.
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June 21, 2011 3:34:59 PM

I would look for a 1gb GTX 460. There's only like 10% difference between that and a 560ti and you can save 50 or 60 bucks.

June 21, 2011 10:04:55 PM

Ok,thanks for your advice if there is anything else you would like to reccomend me just post it!
June 21, 2011 10:52:58 PM

I would highly recommend a CPU upgrade before anything else because you mentioned that your max ram is 2GB. If you get a new GPU either the CPU or Ram would hold you back at 1080p when playing newer games like BFBC2.
June 21, 2011 11:01:46 PM

But is the GTX460 still a good graphics card.I mean will it run games like BF3 at least on mid or even high settings?
June 21, 2011 11:07:53 PM

smango123 said:
I would highly recommend a CPU upgrade before anything else because you mentioned that your max ram is 2GB. If you get a new GPU either the CPU or Ram would hold you back at 1080p when playing newer games like BFBC2.

Well I can't really find any good cpu for my old 775 socket and I don't want to spend much money for an upgrade.I was thinking of buying just a new gfx card to last for at least 2-3 years and then maybe get a new pc.
June 21, 2011 11:46:33 PM

aTOMic_00 said:
Well I can't really find any good cpu for my old 775 socket and I don't want to spend much money for an upgrade.I was thinking of buying just a new gfx card to last for at least 2-3 years and then maybe get a new pc.


Yea I was in the same position before with the 775. You should try to overclock your cpu to get the most out of it because getting a new gpu along with older hardware won't help you reach the full potential of the gpu.
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June 21, 2011 11:58:44 PM

aTOMic_00 said:
Well I can't really find any good cpu for my old 775 socket and I don't want to spend much money for an upgrade.I was thinking of buying just a new gfx card to last for at least 2-3 years and then maybe get a new pc.

You could get a cheap motherboard that supports more ram and a CPU cooler and overclock your q6600 and get better performance than any other socket 775 cpu at stock.
June 22, 2011 8:42:46 AM

Just make sure you get the GTX 560 Ti and not the GTX 560 ... Ti is better and runs cooler, so just a few more bucks
June 22, 2011 8:44:00 AM

benski said:
You could get a cheap motherboard that supports more ram and a CPU cooler and overclock your q6600 and get better performance than any other socket 775 cpu at stock.

Yes,maybe the next year but if i buy the 460 now will i be ok for the next year at stock cpu speeds???I will probably buy a new motherboard and 4gb of ram and overclock my q6600.
June 23, 2011 11:23:41 AM

I think i should buy the gtx560 ti because a gtx460 costs only 10 euro less than the gtx560 ti in the country i live...so i think that for only 10euro more the 560 is a better deal!
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June 23, 2011 1:33:32 PM

Yeah if it's just 10 euros more get the 560 ti, in the US it's like $50-80 difference.
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