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E6600 and a gtx 560

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October 31, 2012 1:02:02 PM

I have the hardware stated in the thread topic, what i want to know is what games will i be able to play, and what frames to expect.

My system specs
cpu- intel core 2 duoe6600
Gpu- gtx 560
Ram- 2Gb of kingston DDR3 (soon to be 4Gb)
Stock psu- (also soon to be a cx600)
OS- win 7 home premium

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October 31, 2012 4:20:34 PM

You should be able to play just about any game, however I think that the E6600 will bottleneck the GTX 560 a little bit. If you can you should OC the E6600.

Performance depends on the resolution you plan on playing at and how high you set the graphics quality to. You can click the following link for benchmarks, just be aware that the test rig uses an Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz which is on average 10% - 12% more powerful than the old E6600 assuming the same clockspeed.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_56...
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October 31, 2012 4:41:03 PM

jaguarskx said:
You should be able to play just about any game, however I think that the E6600 will bottleneck the GTX 560 a little bit. If you can you should OC the E6600.

Performance depends on the resolution you plan on playing at and how high you set the graphics quality to. You can click the following link for benchmarks, just be aware that the test rig uses an Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz which is on average 10% - 12% more powerful than the old E6600 assuming the same clockspeed.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_56...



I think its a bit more than $10-12%. That i7 at stock kills a 6600. Overclocked to 3.8 and its even more of a lead.

This is the closest i could find to compare the two CPUs. Couldnt find 6600 in that list, so went with a more powerful 6850.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2...[4478]=on&prod[4431]=on

But to the topic at hand. Your system as is without any overclocking should be able to handle most games at medium settings. Possibly low depending on resolution.
You may have to sacrifice some eye candy for stable frame rates.

My old system has an e8400 and gts 250. I can play Skyrim on medium at 1440x900 at about 45 fps.

Skyrim is more processor intensive, and my e8400 is overclocked to 3.6Ghz. So expect similar results to mine (albeit slightly lower fps).
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October 31, 2012 4:50:49 PM

Your setup can run all the latest games, but frame rates depend's on what setting and resolution are you going to play.
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