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Should i upgrade my GTX 560?

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February 25, 2013 10:43:20 PM

Hi guys!
I bought a couple of years ago an Asus GTX 560 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and i was thinking of upgrading it.
Is it worth? What's your advice for an upgrade between 350/450$? I'll do moderate overclock with it!
Currently i have an i5 3750k, 8 gbs of ram, an asus maximus V gene and a 650W PSU ( should i get a better one if i upgrade to a better graphics card? ).
Thanks alot !

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February 26, 2013 1:52:24 AM

with that budget a 7970 GHz edition will get you the best performance. otherwise if you really like Nvidia a 670 will get the job done
February 26, 2013 1:57:01 AM

I don't think you need to upgrade unless you're moving up to a very high resolution. What do you plan to be playing and with what settings?
February 26, 2013 1:57:31 AM

I'd just keep the GTX 560 for another year or so.
Still a capable card.
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February 26, 2013 1:59:30 AM

uberuber22 said:
I don't think you need to upgrade unless you're moving up to a very high resolution. What do you plan to be playing and with what settings?


the above and Serrix raise good points. unless you want to start maxing games at 1080p or above, you really don't need to upgrade
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February 26, 2013 2:02:01 AM

You can go with the 7970 ghz edition or the 670 and you'll be happy with both, however the 560 is still a good card so if you're able to play decently maxed out on your game, don't upgrade...

*** It really depends on games that you'll play or play now as the 560 is a good card but the 670 or 7970 will crush it in high resolution or newer games...

PS: if you get 45-50+ FPS in all game that you play (with details maxed out), keep the 560 but if you get more like 30FPS (or you can't max out the details), then an upgrade will be really usefull as your other parts are really high-end parts ;) 
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February 26, 2013 2:03:04 AM

What resolution are you playing at
the 560 should be good for 1080p medium and comparable to the 650ti

The 7970 would be a sizable upgrade for about $370 and spend the rest on a SSD
February 26, 2013 2:04:30 AM

Also, I'm pretty sure that my 660ti (slightly underclocked ZOTAC AMP!) can handle all the up through 1366x768 maxed no problems, so that should be sufficient for 1080p also, unless there's a skip up to 1200p or something ultra-high. I still hate monitor costs though :cry:  there's a reason I'm only at 768p
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February 26, 2013 2:14:00 AM

The 1080p screens are about $100 right now with good IPS/LED ones at about $145
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February 26, 2013 4:42:42 AM

uberuber22 said:
I still hate monitor costs though :cry:  there's a reason I'm only at 768p

768p? dear goodness... you've got to be kidding. 1080p monitors are through away now. I've got a stack of approx 10 piled in the corner of my shop, with a bunch of other eWaste to be properly recycled(not in some toxic pit in China, hopefully). As it's not even worth it to put them on eBay. The backs are scratched up and were screwed into for strong mounting; used for telemetry on a race team(Rolex sports car series, equipment gets abused).

Swing by you local computer shop, a tech start-up that went bust or even your local dump. It's illegal to dump monitors in land fills so dumps usually have sheds or trailers on site for eWaste. And people don't generally smash them, they just upgraded and don't want clutter.
February 26, 2013 10:22:08 AM

I'm currently at 1080px1200 and playing crysis 3 on high ( not very high = ( ...) with a little bit of overclocking and im getting 40/50 fps.
February 26, 2013 10:49:43 AM

to tell the truth it doesnt even worth upgrading your card!do me a favor and wait for an upgrade that really worths your money!
you wont see huge difference so whats the point!stay as you are! :D 
February 26, 2013 12:57:31 PM

Gennaios said:
to tell the truth it doesnt even worth upgrading your card!do me a favor and wait for an upgrade that really worths your money!
you wont see huge difference so whats the point!stay as you are! :D 

Thanks alot ! Ill wait till the new series come out!
February 26, 2013 12:59:03 PM

Thanks alot for your answers guys. They really helped!
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February 26, 2013 2:06:29 PM

you're very welcome. and while you're waiting, get a 1080p monitor :-P
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February 26, 2013 6:58:34 PM

^ it is awesome going from 768p to 1080p :) 
February 26, 2013 9:33:51 PM

vmem said:
you're very welcome. and while you're waiting, get a 1080p monitor :-P


I already have one = ) i wrote the resolution wrong, im playing crysis 3 on 1920x1200!

Once again, thanks for your replies!! I was about to waste a ton of money and this way i can save some more to buy an even better one!!!
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