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Would this be worth the upgrade on my machine?

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November 29, 2011 8:51:16 PM

Im currently running a 9800GT 1GB and i was wondering how significant the performance upgrade would be to a GTX 560. Here are my current specs.

E8400 @ 3.2Ghz
600W Power Supply
4GB Ram
Zotac 9800GT.

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a c 153 U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 8:54:48 PM

It would be a pretty big upgrade dude. My friend just went from 9800GT to a 6850 and it was a massive upgrade for him, you're going beyond that. What resolution are you running thought?
November 29, 2011 8:55:46 PM

i run at 1680x1050. Well i was wondering if my CPU would hold my system back.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 9:12:06 PM

My friend has a 945 and a 6850, you're E8400 isn't that far off from a 945, if it held it back it wouldn't be by too much.

Put a nice cooler on it and try to overclock it a bit more maybe?
a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 9:54:42 PM

I'd get the less expensive one. In all likelihood, it overclocks well, close to, matching, or exceeding the factory overclock of the other model. Even if it doesn't reach it, the performance gains could quite minimal from game to game.

I'm a huge fan of EVGA these days. They RMA'd, free of charge, a gpu I broke. I explained exactly how I broke it, provided pictures of the damage, and everything. I love 'em.

Sorry, I don't mean to sound like a commercial or anything, but the company really did a nice thing for me, so I have to share.
a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 10:00:39 PM

Free games shouldn't normally influence your choice, but if you like a free copy of Batman Arkham City... many models include it. I got it free with a evga card. It's actually the Steam code for the free download. I haven't played it. I heard there's a patch in the works so the highest settings don't cripple the rig.
November 29, 2011 10:04:25 PM

Yes i saw that thanks though.
Im probably going to go with the 460 over the 560. 15 bucks cheaper and it seems like just as good of a card
a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 10:07:01 PM

You linked 3 different models of cards. A gtx460 for $180, gtx560 for $200, and a gtx560ti for $210. If those are the choices, go with the gtx560ti. The prices are close and it's faster than gtx560 which is faster than gtx460.
a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 10:16:27 PM

oh i missed the link for the 560ti... oh well