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[Graphics Card] Would E2200 bottleneck GTX560

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March 29, 2012 12:34:25 PM

hello thr, im just curious if e2200(3Ghz) will bottleneck a gtx560(non Ti)?
thanks for reading, a reply would be great
March 29, 2012 1:26:16 PM

it will just be enough for appropriately running that GPU.But you will miss the the true pottential of the card.However the performance will be better than a 550ti or 6850.
a c 175 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 1:36:52 PM

At 3Ghz? Not really a bottleneck I think, But you should be able to run 7770 or below. You should get 6850 To be safer I think (Or GTX 460)
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a c 125 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 1:41:15 PM

Despite the 3Ghz core clock speed its still pretty slow and only has 1MB of L2 Cache. I'd say if your playing games that are not CPU demanding like Call of Duty it will be ok, but will really struggle with games that are designed for quad core processors like Battlefield 3.

Perhaps grab the GTX560 now and upgrade the rest of the PC in the near future?
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a c 117 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 1:51:02 PM

though i have no factual information i can't help thinking there will be a bottleneck but not that much.

go for it, benchmark it and post a thread here :) 
March 29, 2012 1:55:50 PM

i was planning to get gtx 560 to hold up until nxt year then i get gtx680 then gtx560 to physx
a c 125 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:00:03 PM

A GTX 680 and GTX 560 physX paired with a E2200 ?

Please upgrade the rest of your PC before moving to a GTX 680, you'll just be wasting money.
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:03:28 PM

i was just thinking that socket 775 by next year will be very very old . . .
a c 125 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:06:06 PM

Anonymous said:
i was just thinking that socket 775 by next year will be very very old . . .

I have a friend that still uses a 5 year old Q6600 for gaming and it does fine, not ideal but good enough for a low budget solution. :) 
a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:11:20 PM

Yes it will. Not by a whole lot, and you'll still get playable framerates in all games, BUT you'll often drop to 20 or lower in CPU-heavy scenes. Your maximum framerate will also be capped at about 75% of what the card can do with a powerful (read: Sandy Bridge) processor.

Omgitzfatal is right - get the card now, and upgrade to an LGA 1155 platform when you get the funds. That's my plan. Also convincing the wife is a vital step. :??: 
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:19:52 PM

Rustyy117 said:
I have a friend that still uses a 5 year old Q6600 for gaming and it does fine, not ideal but good enough for a low budget solution. :) 

a socket 775 with a q6600 is a "newer" socket 775 no need to worry about upgrading yet

a 775 with a E2200 is an "older" 775 and should seriously consider upgrading . . know what i mean?
a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:21:28 PM

It will bottleneck in some newer games, but fine for 2-3 year old or more games.
a c 125 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:23:39 PM

Anonymous said:
a socket 775 with a q6600 is a "newer" socket 775 no need to worry about upgrading yet

a 775 with a E2200 is an "older" 775 and should seriously consider upgrading . . know what i mean?


Yeah man big difference between old 775 and new 775, although even the latest 775 processors are now...what 4 years old? My point is that even with a basic quad core you can still get by. :) 
March 29, 2012 2:42:30 PM

sry for not mentioning that i will also be getting i5-3570k
March 29, 2012 2:58:24 PM

^if you can get that cpu then your plan of doing :
xhackell said:
i was planning to get gtx 560 to hold up until nxt year then i get gtx680 then gtx560 to physx

will result to you having an almost perfect gaming rig. :) 
But make sure you get a good PSU as well.
March 29, 2012 3:05:19 PM

cooler master silent hybrid 1200w?
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 3:14:33 PM

cooler master is less than desirable; corsair, xfx, antec, silerstone . . .
March 29, 2012 3:24:14 PM

if you search 3dmark06 scores with your CPU vs. a very capable CPU that definitely won't bottleneck the GTX 560 (i5 2500k for instance), you can compare the HDR 3.0 score of both cards in both systems. in the i5, the result is about 12,000. in the E2200, the result is about 5,000. in that case, i think it's safe to say your CPU would substantially limit the capabilities of the GTX 560.

as a side note, the GTX 560 is a good card these days, but if you don't plan to upgrade the rest of your system for another year or so, you may as well hang on until then to buy your graphics card since 1. buying it now won't yield you its full performance capability, and 2. there will be a better card at the $175 price point in 1 year.
March 29, 2012 3:24:56 PM

on second thought, i rather get gtx560 since i saw some1 getting 60fps on crysis 2(the only demanding game i play)
a quick question, is 83 degree hot?my cpu is at 83 degree on full load !!heatsink is rather dusty...shld i get a new cpu cooler?
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 3:26:17 PM

a can of compressed air
March 29, 2012 3:33:21 PM

you may get rid of the dust by using a blower.But then again since you are OCing that old chip get a good arctic cooler which should support 1155 socket also so that you can use it on the 3570K after you get it.
a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 6:00:07 PM

Anik8 said:
you may get rid of the dust by using a blower.But then again since you are OCing that old chip get a good arctic cooler which should support 1155 socket also so that you can use it on the 3570K after you get it.

+1

This one is great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also if you're just looking for a card to get you by until you get a new GTX 6xx card, grab a 550ti - can play Crysis 2 on Very High/High at 1080p. Also it won't be bottlenecked by your current CPU. Then just save for that CPU/GPU upgrade so you can play in DX11 on Ultra.
March 30, 2012 5:17:31 AM

in conclusion, gtx550 ti or gtx560?
will be getting another stock cpu cooler to hold till i have to money to buy liquid cooling
a c 175 U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 6:20:25 AM

How about AMD? No interest on 6850/6870? OK then, GTX 560
March 30, 2012 6:22:17 AM

i wan physx :D 
a c 109 U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 6:48:38 AM

Get the Corsair HX750w, it can actually output 900w. As for your liquid cooling, I would go the custom route instead of the closed loop coolers.
March 30, 2012 7:14:32 AM

yup, im making custom liquid cooling made up of swiftech
a c 175 U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 12:13:53 PM

GTX 560 would be great
a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 1:20:48 PM

xhackell said:
in conclusion, gtx550 ti or gtx560?
will be getting another stock cpu cooler to hold till i have to money to buy liquid cooling

It's up to you - you'll save $70 if you go with the 550ti, and you can put that toward your high-end card. Since you're planning on using it as a PhysX card, you might as well go cheaper now. Like I said before, it can still play Crysis 2 in DX9 on lower settings (I don't see much difference between Very High and Ultra anyway - both look beautiful - and to play DX11 Ultra, you'll need a $300+ card)
March 30, 2012 1:59:52 PM

i am planning to install waterblock on gtx560(ek) and a backplate(evga). but they aint worth?
March 30, 2012 2:09:20 PM

I admire Hackell, 13 years old and already talking about expensive hardware!!

No point in watercooling a GTX560 Hackell, they don't get hot enough to warrant spending that much money on them. Anything from a GTX 570/580/590/680 or AMD 6990/7950/7970 is worth the extra money for watercooling.
March 31, 2012 3:27:20 AM

im just asking about it doesnt mean buying so soon... :( 
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