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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 11:50:36 AM

hi i have a amd althon II X2 260 3.2 dual core and will a gtx 560 ti bottleneck my res wil be at 1024by780 in gaming

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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:09:50 PM

Yes, and also its kind of overkill for that resolution.

What motherboard do you have? getting a phenom II quad core would be a very good idea if your motherboard supports it, and maybe drop the GPU down to something a little lower.

budget?

EDIT: assuming your mobo supports it:

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

and

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

about the same cost as a single 560ti, but overall much better performance. you even get a free game.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:11:37 PM

Before upgrading to the 560 Ti, I would like you to upgrade the monitor and CPU first. Your CPU and monitor will be a 'bottleneck' to the 560 Ti.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:13:43 PM

i have Asrock N68-S3 UCC AMD and what about the gtx 550ti and or my res can 1280 by 1024 and my budget is 150 bucks
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:16:34 PM

what about the gtx 550ti at my res 1280by 1024
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:19:50 PM

I would HIGHLY recommend upgrading your CPU first. it will be a bottleneck in almost any modern game.

Your mobo supports amd quads (even hex cores). get a cheap quad, like i linked, get a lower end GPU like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

50 bucks after rebate.

at that resolution, it will still play near highest settings in most games. and you will then have a system you can upgrade in the future.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:22:54 PM

but i already bought the cpu and i dont want 2 upgrade it yet but will be ok in gta 4 and bf3 and i have 4 gbs of ddr3 ram
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:24:25 PM

and i have been told a hd 6850 woundnt bottelneck my cpu but i might go with the hd 6670
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:29:51 PM

How much did you pay for the CPU? it will be horrendously underpowered for most modern tasks.

what games do you plan on playing?
you mention GTA4 and BF3, and im fairly certain both will run horribly. they are both cpu dependent. GTA4 will run badly, but BF3 multiplayer will be nigh on unplayable.

really, i don't think you understand how weak that CPU is. Buying a more powerful GPU will just go to waste, cause the CPU will hold it back. Upgrading the CPU and buying a cheaper GPU will give you more overall performance for the same price, and then you have the option to upgrade in the future.

opf course, its your money to waste. but you asked the question for a reason. even if you don't like the answer, its still good advice.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:31:09 PM

Yes a 560 ti would handle Grand theft auto 4. But don't expect your computer to handle any future games very well. Athlon is a dieing series of CPU's and Phenom II is aging slowly. But a 560 ti would be perfect for GTA 4. at that retolution.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:31:12 PM

i payed 59.90 for it
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:31:15 PM

Alright, stay with the CPU, but I'd rather go away with the 550 Ti. If you are playing with 1024x768 I'd rather go with the 6670.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:33:02 PM

so with my cpu it could not handle that cpu
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:35:08 PM

not my res will be 1280 by 1024 and do u think i should stay with tht cpu for now
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:35:13 PM

Rockdpm said:
Yes a 560 ti would handle Grand theft auto 4. But don't expect your computer to handle any future games very well. Athlon is a dieing series of CPU's and Phenom II is aging slowly. But a 560 ti would be perfect for GTA 4. at that retolution.


I think you are severely overestimating the athlon II. its a dual core with no L3 cache.

Both GTA4 and BF3 are CPU hogs that require lots of cores and lots of cache. I was completely unable to run GTA4 on my old Phenom dual core, that was heavily overclocked and it has L3 cache.

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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:36:39 PM

so do u think i should keep the cpu for now
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:42:00 PM

and get a gtx 550ti and run it on 1280 by 1024
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:42:10 PM

1280x1024? Small upgrade to other nicer CPU and a 6770 would be lovely I think.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:45:22 PM

yeah i will go with hd 6770
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:46:45 PM

with that gpu can i put my game setting on med
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 12:54:52 PM

so what card the hd 6670 or gtx 550ti
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 1:07:05 PM

im gettin a new cpu this one AMD Phenom II X4 840 CPU 3.2GHz
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 1:45:56 PM

Best answer selected by skitz9417.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 1:54:41 PM

Yes medium should be easy with the 6770. Which one is cheaper 550 Ti or 6770? PII 840 is a good CPU.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 1:55:22 PM

the gtx 550ti is cheaper
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 2:21:14 PM

are you sure? How much is the difference
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 2:27:36 PM

i can get a gtx 550ti for 102 bucks
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 2:34:37 PM

That's a good price, Is it used?
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 2:44:27 PM

yeah but its only been used for 2.5 months
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 3:32:16 PM

or what other cards can run good with the cpu
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 3:40:13 PM

Actually it is a good deal, with that CPU 6770, 6850, 6790, 460, 550 Ti would be all fine
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 3:42:13 PM

i was thinkin of hd 6850 or gtx 550ti but the gtx 550ti is cheaper but i dont know which one 2 pick
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 3:43:43 PM

If you can get the 6850 absolutely you should be getting it.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 3:45:05 PM

and it wount bottleneck a AMD Phenom II X4 840 CPU 3.2GHz
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May 14, 2012 6:51:51 PM

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