Solved Updgrading My GPU Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Motherboards Graphics Product Last response: March 26, 2012 9:33 PM in Graphics & Displays Share chris2341 March 26, 2012 1:15:41 AM I currently have a 8600GT and know its time for an upgrade. However my question is will A new gpu increase performance drastically on my motherboard or will it be a waste of money? I have a p5k se: http://reviews.cnet.com/motherboards/asus-p5k-se-mother... If it is worth upgrading with my current motherboard I am looking at either the 560ti/570/580 or 660/670 depending on prices. Or maybe an AMD card but I do not know much about them any help is much appreciated. More about : updgrading gpu rolli59 a c 1032 U Graphics card a c 771 V Motherboard March 26, 2012 1:24:13 AM It all depends on what CPU you have installed. With a good CPU the 560Ti would be a massive upgrade. chris2341 March 26, 2012 1:26:14 AM I have a q6600 at 3.0 but Im not sure if a new GPU will be able to benefit from the older PCI slots on the motherboard. Related resources Intel i5 and new motherboard - Forum What should I updgrade CPU/ GPU ? - Forum Upgrade the processor and motherboard or just the motherboard - Forum Budget computer. - Forum Need some updgrade advice... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution rolli59 a c 1032 U Graphics card a c 771 V Motherboard March 26, 2012 1:30:17 AM It will work fine just as long that you stay away from ver 2.1 cards like the new AMD ones. GTX560Ti would be great if your PSU can handle it. chris2341 March 26, 2012 9:33:28 PM Best answer selected by chris2341. chris2341 March 26, 2012 9:33:33 PM Thanks for the help Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrading GPU ForumGaming RIG ForumGeneral Laptop Advice From An Old Pro. ForumFINAL Build - $1200 Budget - UPDATED Buying in Minutes - INPUT PLEASE Forum6870 vs 7770 for upgrade ForumBuilding $1200-1500 computational computer, would love some advice ForumBudget Workstation Build ForumGTX 580 - choosing a manufacturer? ForumWhich is the best processor currently? ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix ForumGPU fans doing some weird things. ForumMultiple GPU an economical solution? ForumSecond GPU not detected on Cold Boot, once restarted it's detected. ForumIs there a "settings" app for Galaxy brand GPU's ForumGPU not detected, fan working (have tried many solutions) More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !