Is a GTX 560 Ti Enough fro 720p gaming?

Looking to upgrade my current 7750 because games like Witcher 2 and Crysis are unplayable at the highest settings at 720p. My question is the 560 Ti enough for 720p gaming and get 60 FPS Consistent in ALL Games? I'm willing to turn down AA a little bit but 60 FPS is a Necessity IMO.
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  1. It would be enough to play 1600x1200 on very high or even maximum settings (depends on your CPU and the particular game itself), and, of course, more than enough for 1080p.
    Even such old cards as HD 4730 would be already enough to play 720p, man.
    Also, instead of changing 7750 to 560Ti, I suggest you change to 7870, or, if you can afford it, to 7950.
    560Ti's waaay too old, man. Really ain't worth it, especially if you want to change from 7750 to something better (560Ti would be a bad choice, IMHO). If you really want to change to GeForce from your Radeon THAT much, I suggest that you get at least GTX 660Ti, not 560Ti.
  2. My cousin has one of those older monitors (1280x1024) and it plays almost everything on Ultra smoothly (I don't know if it is 60+ FPS, but it runs like butter). He has a GTX 560 (non Ti), so you should be fine.
  3. The GTX560ti is a very nice jump, but Crysis puts serious demands on the graphics card. 60fps may be unrealistic.
    Here is one benchmark I found:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-ti-roundup-asus-engtx560-graphics-card-overclocking,2858-16.html

    What psu do you have, and what is the cpu? They might be limiting your options too.
    Is that 60fps average, or minimum?

    To meet that objective, I think you will come close with a GTX660ti, and meet it with a GTX670.
    Here is one comparison:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-benchmark-review,3279-5.html
  4. mac981 said:
    I have a CX 500


    Your PSU can run a GTX 560 Ti. Go for it.
  5. I have a CX 500

    Also, I was getting like 15 FPS on Crysis with everything absolutley cranked out, is that not normal, or is Crysis Just that much of a beast?
  6. mac981 said:
    Corsair CX 500


    I highly suggest that you upgrade it to Corsair's HX 650 (or maybe even AX650, if you can afford it).
    Then change your video from HD 7750 to either 660Ti (I highly recommend MSi "Power Edition") or Sapphire's HD 7870 (7950, if you can afford it), and you're pretty much good to go with everything at maximum graphical settings.

    mac981 said:
    Crysis just that much of a beast.


    This.
  7. Oh also for got to include I have a core i3 2100 3.1 Ghz dual core(With Hyper Threading). Any bottle necks there?
  8. mac981 said:
    Oh also for got to include I have a core i3 2100 3.1 Ghz dual core(With Hyper Threading). Any bottle necks there?

    Your cpu and psu are very good. You can run a card as good as a GTX670.

    And, yes, Crysis is a graphics card beast.
  9. Is Crysis Harder to Run then Crysis 2? I was getting like 37 Fps in 2, just thought it was some driver issues for crysis 1.
  10. geofelt said:
    Your PSU is very good.


    Please tell me that you were joking, because that's...

    mac981 said:
    CX


    ...just... :non:
  11. master_chen said:
    Please tell me that you were joking, because that's...


    ...just... :non:



    I haven't ordered it yet, just the one that was 80+ and not too high priced..
  12. As an owner of GTX 560 Ti myself, I can tell you that it will not max out Witcher 2 with ubersampling @ 720p. I tried going down in resolution just for fun trying to find at what resolution it would be playable, but even at 1024x768 I had around 20 fps. Crysis, however, should not be a problem, as you can max it out with 4x AA even at 1080p.
  13. Sunius said:
    As an owner of GTX 560 Ti myself, I can tell you that it will not max out Witcher 2 with ubersampling @ 720p. I tried going down in resolution just for fun trying to find at what resolution it would be playable, but even at 1024x768 I had around 20 fps. Crysis, however, should not be a problem, as you can max it out with 4x AA even at 1080p.


    I don't care for Ubersamling, I used it on my current machine and didn't even notice a difference.
  14. Then it will be more than enough for other settings maxed out :).
  15. mac981 said:
    I haven't ordered it yet, just the one that was 80+ and not too high priced..


    And you really shouldn't.
    "CX" line of PSUs is the worst that Corsair offers on the market these days.
    You can be quite alright with "TX" line's PSU, you can definitely buy and use any of the "HX" line, you will be a definite GOD with any of the "AX" line of PSUs...but never (NEVER!) get any of the "CX" or "GS" PSUs, they are absolute garbage!

    If you're very tight on the budget, then get AT LEAST "TX" Corsair PSU, you won't be disappointed. But no matter what - don't get "CX" or "GS", they are the worst trash you can buy these days!
    And again - if you're THAT tight on the budget that you can't even afford 650W "HX" (which aren't very expensive, especially considering it's high-level quality and performance), then I highly recommend that you get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 one, it's pretty good too.

    BTW: "C" in "CX" stands for "CRAP". >: )
  16. His PSU is just fine. It should be able to run the 560Ti with no problems. And the GS is also fine. They are built by Seasonic, and we all know that Seasonic makes quality units.

    As for the question, the 560Ti would be a nice jump from your 7750 and it should play all games on your monitor. If you choose to upgrade your monitor the card should also work nicely in the future.

    The 660Ti is probably out of budget for the OP.
  17. master_chen said:
    And you really shouldn't.
    "CX" line of PSUs is the worst that Corsair offers on the market these days.
    You can be quite alright with "TX" line's PSU, you can definitely buy and use any of the "HX" line, you will be a definite GOD with any of the "AX" line of PSUs...but never (NEVER!) get any of the "CX" or "GS" PSUs, they are absolute garbage!

    If you're very tight on the budget, then get AT LEAST "TX" Corsair PSU, you won't be disappointed. But no matter what - don't get "CX" or "GS", they are the worst trash you can buy these days!
    And again - if you're THAT tight on the budget that you can't even afford 650W "HX" (which is not very expensive, especially considering it's high-level quality and performance), then I highly recommend that you get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 one, it's pretty good too.

    BTW: "C" in "CX" stands for "CRAP". >: )


    They're not bad at all. They are just not as good as TX line, but they are much better than crappermaster and alike.
  18. Sunius said:
    They're not bad at all. They are just not as good as TX line.

    Out of my personal experience on dealing with several "CX" and "GS" PSUs - they are absolute garbage.
    I never had any problems with any of the "TX"es, "HX"es and (especially) "AX"es - but I had some bad experiences with the "CX" and "GS" crap. And I've tried every one of them, mind you. The only Corsair PSU on which I still haven't laid my hands yet, is the AX 1200i, but I'll definitely get it soon.

    Sunius said:
    But they are much better than crappermaster and alike.

    Yeah, on that I agree.
  19. Well I've never had any problem with either the CX or the GS as they are both solid lines.

    Either way, the card should run on the CX.
  20. Deemo13 said:
    the card should run on the CX.


    The point being is: how good/long would it, with that crap? Anyway, I guess I need to stop raging about "CX"es, it's getting waaay over the board now, lol. :na:
  21. The PSU is not an area you want to skimp on quality. It's about as important as which processor you pick. While it doesn't directly affect performance, it influences the longevity of the computer heavily, and enables you to use whichever graphics card you want. The new GPUs and CPUs use such little power (intel and Nvidea that is...Radeon this gen is still kind of power hungry) than you can get by with a 500w PSU unless you decide to SLI. I have a 670 and a 3570k, both overclocked, and I am barely using 450w
  22. Just a little.

    My friend has been running a CX500 with a 6870 and a 2500K with like a gazillion fans. given he only has one HDD, he is still going strong. His PSU is more than 2 years old and it was used in a previous build.

    Honestly, It should run the 560Ti. If the OP wants to make the jump to a CX600, that would be good as well.

    Also, at least its 80+ certified.
  23. Dantheman1129 said:
    The PSU is not an area you want to skimp on quality.


    My thoughts exactly.
  24. "crappermaster" I'm going to assume you mean cooler master. I didn't realise my 1000w PSU that's been great for 3+ years is so bad...

    Mixed thoughts on the graphics. The 560ti is a power hungry, generation old card. A 7850 would be a good upgrade or 7870 is you can afford it.
  25. pezonator said:
    I didn't realize my 1000w PSU that's been great for 3+ years is so bad...


    We were talking about "low/mid power segment" PSUs ITT (which are everything that's 750W-~ range, NOT 750W+~). And in that particular segment CM (and many other manufacturers) really sucks balls, by the most part.
  26. You said you have a corsair cx500, if so, it will do the job, at least from a power capacity point of view.
    If you meant you have one on your purchase list, it is a decent psu that will do the job but,
    If you want better quality, it may or may not cost you more.
    Do some shopping.
    Here is one tiered psu list that might help you decide:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
  27. geofelt said:

    Here is one PSU tier list that might help you decide:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


    Not bad. Actually not bad. I might even print that (after a couple of edits here and there) and hang it on a wall in my lab's testing room. :sol:
  28. So is the CX 500 good enough? I will spring for the extra if it will be that much better.
  29. Well the CX600 shouldnt be that much more. If you go for that, when you upgrade your stuff in the future, you can just carry that over to your new computer and you woulnd't have to worry about power if you upgrade to a better power supply.
  30. mac981 said:
    I will spring for the extra if it will be that much better.

    Then get TX (or maybe even HX, you won't be disappointed in both cases), really.
    That's my final word on it.
    Look at the link that I gave you above and decide for yourself.
  31. At the price of that TX, I would recommend the Antec Earthwatts, which is a bit cheaper and has alot of power:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    They make an 500W version that is cheaper than the 650W Earthwatts.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

    The Antec NEO ECO 520W is also a good choice:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030
  32. Is the earth watts as reliable?

    Also am just considering throwing a 660 ti instead.
  33. Earthwatts is a very good line. Very reliable and good quality. I use them and Corsair in most of my builds.
  34. Do you think the CX 500 would be enough for a 560 Ti? The reviews are decent but the One Poster is making me reconsider. I already decided to get a $200 PNY GTX 560 Ti
  35. GOD Damn it, They Just Jacked the Price up of the 560 ti to $250, no point in getting that anymore.
  36. It looks the same for me:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133381

    And the CX500 should be enough, but if you want to be safe you can get one that is a step up.
  37. no it's $250 as soon as I click it.
  38. Anyone know how a 7850 fairs against a 560 ti? Found a 7850 for $230. Seems pretty good.
  39. mac981 said:
    Anyone know how a 7850 fairs against a 560 ti?


    560Ti would be a much better choice (if it's a "True 448 Cores" version, that is).

    About "Earth Watts": It's quite good. I'd recommend taking 550W "Earth Watts" (not 500W) Platinum http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371055 .
  40. mac981 said:
    Anyone know how a 7850 fairs against a 560 ti? Found a 7850 for $230. Seems pretty good.


    At resolution just a little bit bigger than 720p:
  41. Alright, Decided I'm going to get a 7850 or a 660 Ti(Want BL 2 so the Card Comes to $260). My system is pretty small and only has 1 extra fan(Excluding PSU and what not), would it be a better idea to get the 7850, or could I comfortably have a 660 ti? Ordering in a few hours so some last minute responses would be helpful!
  42. GTX 660 Ti is much faster!

  43. The concern is the heat output of the 660 though... I think I'll be fine but just something on the back of my mind.
  44. GTX 660 Ti has a much lesser TDP than GTX 560 Ti. It's not a hot card at all.
  45. Alright one Final Thing Before I pull the trigger, I have the motherboard below and it looks like the 660 Ti might hit the two things circled, does this typically ever happen or does the fan go right over it? Also it's an mATX, and I'm getting a fully new build soon but might as well get the GPU/PSU now for somewhat better performance. Plus, an i3 isn't a too bad of a combo with the 660 Ti



    Thanks for Everyone's Help! If this isn't a setup that'll work, I'll go for the 560 Ti since newegg just dropped the price by $30.
  46. mac981 said:
    Alright one Final Thing Before I pull the trigger, I have the motherboard below and it looks like the 660 Ti might hit the two things circled, does this typically ever happen or does the fan go right over it? Also it's an mATX, and I'm getting a fully new build soon but might as well get the GPU/PSU now for somewhat better performance. Plus, an i3 isn't a too bad of a combo with the 660 Ti

    http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u508/mac981/dff95bbf.jpg

    Thanks for Everyone's Help! If this isn't a setup that'll work, I'll go for the 560 Ti since newegg just dropped the price by $30.


    You will have no problem if you install the ram first. The tabs get pushed down to lock in the ram stick. Some motherboards do not have a latch there for exactly that clearance reason.
  47. I don't think you will have a problem installing either card.
  48. You'll be fine :).
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