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WIll be GTX 560 bottlenecked by my system?

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July 19, 2012 9:12:43 PM

Hi All.
I decided to buy a new GPU and choosed ASUS ENTGTX 560. I ordered it and will get it tomorrow or earlier. The question is: will it be bottlenecked?
My current system: ASUS AM2+ (AM3 Support) MoBo, Phenom II x4 945, 2x2Gb DDR2, 460w CoolerMaster PSU. Gaming Res. - 1080p.
I easily change the MoBo to more new and DDR3/AM3+ support, but is this necessarily now?
July 20, 2012 4:56:21 AM

JoyLessUA said:
Hi All.
I decided to buy a new GPU and choosed ASUS ENTGTX 560. I ordered it and will get it tomorrow or earlier. The question is: will it be bottlenecked?
My current system: ASUS AM2+ (AM3 Support) MoBo, Phenom II x4 945, 2x2Gb DDR2, 460w CoolerMaster PSU. Gaming Res. - 1080p.
I easily change the MoBo to more new and DDR3/AM3+ support, but is this necessarily now?

And will be 6870/560ti/7850 bottlenecked too?
July 20, 2012 5:30:19 AM

The upgrade to DDR3 RAM would be nice, and a bottleneck will depend on what games you are playing. Games such as WoW and Starcraft 2 are pretty CPU heavy, and at that point the 560 will be held back. But most games will see a performance increase over your previous card, whatever it was.

As far as the other cards, the GTX 560 and Radeon 6870 perform very similarly, while the GTX 560 Ti and Radeon 7850 are more powerful, but still in the realm of usable with a quad core Phenom II. Gaming on one monitor just doesn't require a ton of graphics hardware, as all four cards mentioned will push most modern games to at least acceptable frame rates at good settings.
July 20, 2012 5:58:21 AM

Bottlenecking is exaggerated. You are playing at 1080p on a solid quad core, the GPU is going to take the burden of the work.

If playing a cpu intensive game, as mentioned above, sure your cpu will hold you back a little but all RTS games do that. Your system is going to be upgraded.
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