Alright here it is: I've got $3-500 to spend and I'm trying to upgrade my rig, hopefully to the point where it can handle a game like Planetside 2 and such. I'm trying to decide if I should upgrade my GPU, or my CPU. Currently I'm running an Intel Core i5-750, a GTX 560Ti, with 8GB DDR3 RAM all on a GA-P55-USB3 motherboard. Help please?
Buy a 690ti and do sli.Now Get both speed of 560 and 690 by sli.
Gpu set up look like this. 1x gpu=x16; 2x gpu=x16+x16=(x32); 3x gpu=x16+x8+x8=(x32); 4x gpu=x16+x8+x4+x4=(x32). so 2xgpu=4xgpu.
So insert both gpus in x16slots.
That Mb only supports 1x16 and 1x4 PCI-E slots.
@ Tombombadil9: How's the Old Forest doing, and do you still have those nice yellow boots, mate? (Hobbit in joke ).
You do n't give us your screen resolution, so I'll assume 1080 rez.
Something around he GTX670/HD7970 will do very nicely, along with a improved cooler for the CPU as upgrades-the i5 750 is still a very capable device and howls ou to be overclocked.
As always, check that the powersupply can handle the new hardware, for powerful cards its usually best to use dedicated PCI-E plugs rather tha molex/PCI-E adaptors.
BTW, I'm running a i5 750@ 3.4GHz on a Hyper 212+ paired wth a stock clocked HD7950@ 1080,it can struggle with the very highest setting on the most demanding games-Sigh.