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560 (not ti) 2GB or 650ti 1GB for older e7500 cpu?

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January 18, 2013 3:41:42 PM

Will my cpu be too much of a bottleneck for the 560 at 1920x1080? Price difference is $40.
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January 18, 2013 3:46:17 PM

well if you are planning on playing at 1080p resolution then go with a higher number card
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January 18, 2013 3:49:16 PM

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January 18, 2013 3:56:40 PM

It will not much bottleneck.your cpu will only struggle in cpu bound games.i would go with gtx 650ti 1gb.
January 18, 2013 4:09:29 PM

Well I decided to go with the 560 as it is 30% faster and has twice the ram. I didn't want to regret getting only 1GB of ram when playing at 1080p with large HD textures in games like Skyrim. In the big scheme of things $40 isn't that much. Thanks for the replies.
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January 18, 2013 4:16:00 PM

just because one card has more video ram doesnt mean the graphics processor will take advantage of all of it. its a marketing trick..i would go for 650ti as two ppl above said but its your money
January 18, 2013 4:52:39 PM

Just looked at Tom's review of the 650 ti and the 560 looks a little faster in many tests (much better Crysis 2 and much worse in Arkham City) when comparing 1GB cards. The 2GB of ram should help when using optional high resolution textures in games. Would it help future proof when games start need 2GB at 1080p? Is it worth the extra money? Not sure. May have to rethink my decision.
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January 18, 2013 4:56:23 PM

What is your budget? Can you afford to get the GTX 660 it would be much better all around.
January 18, 2013 5:33:13 PM

I had found a deal for the 650 ti for $90 and the 560 for $130. This is a fairly old computer e7500 cpu so i don't want to put a fortune into it. Trying to eek out 2 more years. My PSU is only 550w so I don't want to buy a card that I would need to upgrade that for.
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January 18, 2013 5:34:38 PM

GTX 650 TI for $90 is a great deal, go with that.
January 18, 2013 5:42:02 PM

Well I just got an email saying that they were out of stock on the 650 ti from NCIX. I hate when they do that. So back to the drawing board on video cards.
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January 18, 2013 5:43:07 PM

Well the GTX 560 for $130 isn't a bad deal either... if they are still in stock lol.
January 18, 2013 5:46:24 PM

gwlaw99 said:
Well I decided to go with the 560 as it is 30% faster and has twice the ram. I didn't want to regret getting only 1GB of ram when playing at 1080p with large HD textures in games like Skyrim. In the big scheme of things $40 isn't that much. Thanks for the replies.

Good choice.
January 18, 2013 5:47:17 PM

alvine said:
just because one card has more video ram doesnt mean the graphics processor will take advantage of all of it. its a marketing trick..i would go for 650ti as two ppl above said but its your money

650ti performs less than the GTX 560 so .... end of story.
January 18, 2013 5:49:46 PM

Derza10 said:
Well the GTX 560 for $130 isn't a bad deal either... if they are still in stock lol.

The 560 is a local purchase so it is definitely in stock. I called the store.
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January 18, 2013 5:58:36 PM

I have two 560 in SLI, but before I got the second, I found the (single)560 to be a decent card for the ~$150 I spent at the time.

Two in SLI, are pretty strong.
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