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Is a GTX570 >>>> GTX275

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 9, 2011 2:49:32 PM

HI Guys, long time forum reader, but total n00b member so please forgive me if I commit so forum post crimes :) 

Anyways I'm looking to upgrade the system I have in 2009 (June)

Currently My PC contains
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E7500 @ stock speeds
GPU: Asus GTX 275
RAM: 4Gb non gaming ram @ 333.3MHz
Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro Turbo
PSU: I'll be honest I have no idea, the only thing I know is that its a 550W and not 80+ certified
Case: Advance X-Blade

I'm looking into getting these parts

CPU: Intel i5-2500k
GPU: Palit GTX 570 Sonic
RAM: 8Gb Gaming ram @ 1600MHZ (sorry I can't rem the name)
Motherboard: MSI P67-GD55
PSU: Corsair GS600 600W PSU
Case: Corsair Graphite 600T

What I'd like to know is will I get a large boost in performance in my gaming and general computing, this may seem like a silly question, but right now, my pc tends to lag when doing general multitasking (which is very annoying), and when I play Batman Arkham City, I can crank up the setting to highest (1080p + all bells and whistles) and it'll run fine in some places (60fps) and then drop to 20fps at random places (in fights and stuff). Sorry if it was a stupid question btw

So basically I just wanna know if my prospective build is one that I will be able to play games at high setting and @ 1920 x 1080, (I intend to go SLI in around a year and will learn to OC my CPU if I start getting bottle necks and also get a stauncher PSU) (BTW I play all the blockbuster games that come out for pc)

Sorry if this is a really long post, but I thought that I should give you all the 411 up front so that I can make it as easy as possible for you guys to help me out......BTW, I recently played Warhammer SpaceMarine and that game got fairly choppy at some stages, it ran fine for the most part but when things got hairy, the FPS dropped to annoying levels, not slideshow levels, but annoying levels

Thanks in advance guys!!! :)  :) 

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December 9, 2011 3:19:32 PM

Yeah that new build will let you play all high at 1080p. Meanwhile you can overclock that E7500 to 4.0ghz and possibly get rid of the choppiness. Also, for your new build you should get a better PSU from the start, so later if you go SLI you won't have a huge paperweight on your desk.
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 3:19:34 PM

Yup, you'll see a nice performance increase.
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a c 230 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 3:56:18 PM

Here you will see the GTX 570 in tier 3, the 275 down in tier 7 .... that's 4 tiers difference

I don’t recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel and you may not notice a worthwhile difference in performance.
a c 253 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 4:11:40 PM

The performance increase will be so noticeable that it will actually surprise you and the main reason for that is the GTX 570 card , that card is a vast impronement over the 275 that you had. All the gameplay will be smooth and fast and the settings can be set to the highest at 1920x1080. The 2500k will also help out in games that use the cpu a lot. The one thing you want to be aware of is that if you intend on picking up another 570 later on for SLI then you will have to upgrade the psu at that time as well unless you do that now. The minimum psu requirement for a single card install is 550w , so you should get a 750w for two.
December 9, 2011 4:16:22 PM

For more perspective...

GTX 285 >>> GTX 275
GTX 460 roughly equals GTX 285
GTX 560 > GTX 460
GTX 560 Ti >> GTX 560
GTX 570 > 560 Ti

GTX 570 >>>>>>>>>> GTX 275