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560ti bottleneck

Hi!!
i am planning to get a 560ti for my pc
my specs are
4 gb ddr2 ram
amd athlon2 x4 630 quad (2.8 GHZ)
9400gt

i will upgrade my processor in the future so i wana get a good graphic card now
but will 560ti bottleneck games on my current specs?
I play at 1280*1024
Will i be able to run all games maxed out at this resolution with current specs?
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  1. What do you mean? The 560ti will not be bottlenecked by those specs. I would also recommend a 7850 or 660 over the 560ti. My 560ti can play most games at 1080p no problems though, that card is a little over priced now. Also, you need would need to get a very strong card to not bottleneck almost any quad core at this point.
  2. Best answer
    Well if you are using 64 bit windows 7 I think you should look into your memory 4 gigs will bottleneck you I would say 8 gigs would be good you can get ddr3 8 gigs for like 40 dollars. Well when you upgrade to a ddr3 platform. And I agree a 7850 or a 660 although I would say the 7850 being the better option performance wise.
  3. hey thanks for the reply
    acutally here in mumbai india only 560ti and 560ti are available

    and i know 550ti is pretty weak compared to 560 ti so i think 560ti wud be a better option incase i wana up my specs in the future

    So just to get your point right
    560 ti will not bottleneck at those specs

    Thank you so much for the quick reply
  4. abd i am using windows7 32 bit.......will that be a problem?
  5. bigshootr8 said:
    Well if you are using 64 bit windows 7 I think you should look into your memory 4 gigs will bottleneck you I would say 8 gigs would be good you can get ddr3 8 gigs for like 40 dollars. Well when you upgrade to a ddr3 platform. And I agree a 7850 or a 660 although I would say the 7850 being the better option performance wise.

    i am using windoes7 32 bit
    will that be a problem?

    i will eventually upgrade all my specs but as of now only the graphic card
  6. well I'm not sure what the ram limits are for windows 7 32 bit. But I have a feeling 4 gigs will more then likely give you an issue well that and your cpu which you said you'll upgrade. I'll look it up when I have a moment.
  7. bigshootr8 said:

    okay now i am completely confused!!! i dunno much
    so sud i tell my computer mechanic to install windows7 64 bit on my pc?

    and will i be able to run latest games on high settings at 1280*1024 res with my current processor?
  8. lt_dan_zsu said:
    What do you mean? The 560ti will not be bottlenecked by those specs. I would also recommend a 7850 or 660 over the 560ti. My 560ti can play most games at 1080p no problems though, that card is a little over priced now. Also, you need would need to get a very strong card to not bottleneck almost any quad core at this point.

    hey!! thanks for the early reply
    i have windows7 32bit will that be a problem? cz someone jus posted saying 32 bit will be a problem and i sud get 64bit...

    and just to be sure....my current pocessor will not bottleneck my gpu right?
  9. hmm 1280x1024 thats a 19 ich screen or 17. I'm saying that if you plan to upgrade you may want to look into windows 7 64 to get the higher ram limit premium 64 is 16 and pro is 192
  10. bigshootr8 said:

    and i dont mind it bottlenecking..........but will it affect performance at 1280*1024 res is what i am concerned with
    It might not work at 100% but will it be enuf to run on max at this res on my current processor?
  11. MSI R7850-1GD5/OC Price: Rs. 14,768
    MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Price: Rs. 16,224

    what about those? (check the world online stores link in my sig)

    btw, the athlon is a very less than desirable cpu for gaming. however since you are upgrading from a 9600gt the increase in performance will stun you so much that you won't know what you are missing until you upgrade that cpu; so go for it!
  12. bigshootr8 said:
    hmm 1280x1024 thats a 19 ich screen or 17. I'm saying that if you plan to upgrade you may want to look into windows 7 64 to get the higher ram limit premium 64 is 16 and pro is 192

    yup its 17 inch....and cool il keep that in mind when m upgrading my other specs....but just to be sure as of now at 1280*1024 it will be good with 560ti and my current specs right?
  13. Anonymous said:
    MSI R7850-1GD5/OC Price: Rs. 14,768
    MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Price: Rs. 16,224

    what about those? (check the world online stores link in my sig)

    btw, the athlon is a very less than desirable cpu for gaming. however since you are upgrading from a 9600gt the increase in performance will stun you so much that you won't know what you are missing until you upgrade that cpu; so go for it!

    yeah m actually upgrading from 9400gt o i think it will stun me even more!!!!

    and m not too keen on getting gpu online.....i have had poor experinces with gpus so i prefer getting them from a local vendor as i can screw him over for any problems that i might face in the future!! :P
  14. I can't say for certain. And I know you wont be able to max your stuff out. Your cpu will hold you back then your ram.
  15. bigshootr8 said:
    I can't say for certain. And I know you wont be able to max your stuff out. Your cpu will hold you back then your ram.

    okay cool...thanks for the help man..
    listen il buy 560ti now nad then il get back to you when i am planning to buy a procesor and a new motherboard so u can help me out then again :-)
  16. absolutely man I'll be here to help you out you can mail me on here and I'll be more then happy to.
  17. Best answer selected by gauravpdutta.
  18. gauravpdutta said:
    Hi!!
    i am planning to get a 560ti for my pc
    my specs are
    4 gb ddr2 ram
    amd athlon2 x4 630 quad (2.8 GHZ)
    9400gt

    i will upgrade my processor in the future so i wana get a good graphic card now
    but will 560ti bottleneck games on my current specs?
    I play at 1280*1024
    Will i be able to run all games maxed out at this resolution with current specs?


    1) NO! Any quad core above 2.4 GHz can run any card fine.

    2) DO NOT GET A 560Ti!!! A 7870 is almost double the power and costs the same some times!
  19. CaptainTom said:
    1) NO! Any quad core above 2.4 GHz can run any card fine.

    2) DO NOT GET A 560Ti!!! A 7870 is almost double the power and costs the same some times!

    okay cool il check for a 7870 then and listen will it owrk on a 600watt psu?

    and do i need to check with my electrician for my switch board? i mean such powerful cards do require a good powerpoint in the house or sumtn right?
  20. CaptainTom said:
    1) NO! Any quad core above 2.4 GHz can run any card fine.

    2) DO NOT GET A 560Ti!!! A 7870 is almost double the power and costs the same some times!

    hey i just checked for 7870 and its quite expensive atleast here in India

    The 560ti with 600 watt psu will cost me Rs15000 ie $260 whereas 7870 with 600watt psu is atleast $450 here!!!!!
  21. bigshootr8 said:
    absolutely man I'll be here to help you out you can mail me on here and I'll be more then happy to.

    hey and one more thing!
    do i need to check my house power point or sumtn....i mean i read sumwhere that the plug point where i connect my pc sud atleast supply some minimum amp of current for the card to not fry!!! (that is apart froma good psu)
  22. Your video card will require two power requirements

    Firstly you will need a minimum amount of power to the card this will come down to something like 400 watts 450 and so on.

    The 2nd part is for cards that have pci-e power connectors the amount of amps on the 12 volt rail. Cards will have a requirement. I'll use an example card a requires at least 32amps on the 12 volt rail on the side of your power supply is a sticker and it will have different voltages on there 3.3v 5v and 12v. I typically buy power supplies with a single rail but you'll find some power supplies with 12v1 12v2 12v3 and so on depending on how many rails the card supplies. I'll provide a image to you show.

  23. bigshootr8 said:
    Your video card will require two power requirements

    Firstly you will need a minimum amount of power to the card this will come down to something like 400 watts 450 and so on.

    The 2nd part is for cards that have pci-e power connectors the amount of amps on the 12 volt rail. Cards will have a requirement. I'll use an example card a requires at least 32amps on the 12 volt rail on the side of your power supply is a sticker and it will have different voltages on there 3.3v 5v and 12v. I typically buy power supplies with a single rail but you'll find some power supplies with 12v1 12v2 12v3 and so on depending on how many rails the card supplies. I'll provide a image to you show.

    http://itshootout.com/kuzals/maxtoppsu/psu2.jpg


    hey thanks for the detailed reply...but i honestly didnt get a lot of that...
    but il show the same to my electrician so i think he will understand

    but just in general will a normal household plug point handle a pc with 560ti
  24. your normal household plug could handle a 690 in sli I think you're safe there man. its what your power supply can supply your components with that you worry about. The only thing that effects your plug in your wall is the amount of power that is being driven to your computer which will show on your electric bill.
  25. gauravpdutta said:
    okay cool il check for a 7870 then and listen will it owrk on a 600watt psu?

    and do i need to check with my electrician for my switch board? i mean such powerful cards do require a good powerpoint in the house or sumtn right?


    No you should be fine. You could probably run a 7870 on a 400w if it had enough amps, and I see no reason why a 7870 would cause power problems considering it uses less than a 560 ti...
  26. bigshootr8 said:
    your normal household plug could handle a 690 in sli I think you're safe there man. its what your power supply can supply your components with that you worry about. The only thing that effects your plug in your wall is the amount of power that is being driven to your computer which will show on your electric bill.

    hey!!!!
    wassup?!!
    listen i got a new pc!!!
    had a very limited budget so it wont sound so great...
    anyways here are my specs

    Windows 7 32bit
    Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz (3.8Ghz Quad) (or sumtn lyk that...m using my office pc ryt now)
    8gb DDR3 Ram
    600watt PSU
    GTX560ti (zotac)

    sound good?

    should i change to windows7 64bit?
    i get this msg next to my ram display (3.81 gb usable)
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