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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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    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=N82E16819113007

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

    about the same cost as a single 560ti, but overall much better performance. you even get a free game.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. what about the gtx 550ti at my res 1280by 1024
  5. 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=N82E16814150576

    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.
  6. 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
  7. and i have been told a hd 6850 woundnt bottelneck my cpu but i might go with the hd 6670
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. i payed 59.90 for it
  11. 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.
  12. so with my cpu it could not handle that cpu
  13. not my res will be 1280 by 1024 and do u think i should stay with tht cpu for now
  14. 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.
  15. so do u think i should keep the cpu for now
  16. and get a gtx 550ti and run it on 1280 by 1024
  17. 1280x1024? Small upgrade to other nicer CPU and a 6770 would be lovely I think.
  18. yeah i will go with hd 6770
  19. with that gpu can i put my game setting on med
  20. so what card the hd 6670 or gtx 550ti
  21. im gettin a new cpu this one AMD Phenom II X4 840 CPU 3.2GHz
  22. Best answer selected by skitz9417.
  23. Yes medium should be easy with the 6770. Which one is cheaper 550 Ti or 6770? PII 840 is a good CPU.
  24. the gtx 550ti is cheaper
  25. are you sure? How much is the difference
  26. i can get a gtx 550ti for 102 bucks
  27. That's a good price, Is it used?
  28. yeah but its only been used for 2.5 months
  29. or what other cards can run good with the cpu
  30. Actually it is a good deal, with that CPU 6770, 6850, 6790, 460, 550 Ti would be all fine
  31. i was thinkin of hd 6850 or gtx 550ti but the gtx 550ti is cheaper but i dont know which one 2 pick
  32. If you can get the 6850 absolutely you should be getting it.
  33. and it wount bottleneck a AMD Phenom II X4 840 CPU 3.2GHz
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