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December 8, 2011 1:17:13 AM

Is this a good one to buy? This is my price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Someone said in the reviews that it was almost as good as a TI. Is the true?

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December 8, 2011 1:57:25 AM

I suppose you were told the truth.

The GTX560ti has more processor cores(384 vs. 336) so is a bit faster. It is also a bit more expensive.

But, really, they are very comparable cards at comparable prices.

If you are upgrading a card, get one several tiers higher, or you will be disappointed if you don't see huge performance improvement.

For gaming, the graphics card is the heart of the pc. Buy the best card you feel comfortable paying for.

The market is very competitive so you will get fair value whatever you spend.
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December 8, 2011 2:06:24 AM

I am upgrading from a Geforce GT 430. 1gb at 128 bit gddr3. It has 96 cores, So I am guessing that this would be a big boost.
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December 8, 2011 1:35:36 PM

HONAW said:
I am upgrading from a Geforce GT 430. 1gb at 128 bit gddr3. It has 96 cores, So I am guessing that this would be a big boost.

Yes, a big boost.

Is your psu adequate for the change?
A GTX560 needs 450w with 24a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.
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December 8, 2011 7:20:40 PM

Its a 600 watt psu. I have extra power connectors for it also. Could you explain PCI-E power leads? Do you mean the standard connectors from the psu? What is this also, 24a on the 12v rails
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December 8, 2011 8:56:17 PM

HONAW said:
Its a 600 watt psu. I have extra power connectors for it also. Could you explain PCI-E power leads? Do you mean the standard connectors from the psu? What is this also, 24a on the 12v rails


Tht GTX460 needs more power than the motherboard pci-e x16 slot can deliver.
To get the extra power, you need two 6 pin connectors from the psu to the card. They can deliver 75w each.

If your 600w psu has at least two such connectors, you should be good.

Some older and cheaper psu's advertised high wattage for marketing purposes, but delivered the wattage to the 3.3v and 5v parts of the psu which is easy to do.
It is the +12v area that the cpu and graphics cards use, and that is where the power needs to be available.

Look at the data plate on your psu. It should list the amperage available on the +12v rail/s. There may be 2 or 3 such rails.
The total amps available is rarely the sum of the individual rails, and is usually less. Modern psu's will state also the combined +12v amps available. Sometimes that is stated in watts, so to convert to amps, divide by 12.
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December 8, 2011 10:31:09 PM

Ok I should be good!
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December 8, 2011 10:33:14 PM

Your perfromance jump is going to be massive.
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