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i3 530 @ 3.6 new GPU

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So i'm looking to improve my 5770 cause I feel like its not running as smooth as I would like at high settings. Right now my cpu is a i3 530 Oced on stock cooling at 3.6 ghz. I feel like my GPU is havin a hard time at 1920X1080 resolution, and as i'm playing on my lcd 46 inch tv I dont want to decrease the resolution.

So i've been looking pretty much everywhere and from what i've seen the interesting options I have are the gtx 560 ti or maybe the 6870 but the 560 looks more interesting. My price range being around 250$.

My question is, can my cpu handle the 560 ti or should I look for a cheaper one or maybe wait to change my whole pc for a 2500k in maybe 1 or more likely 2 years?
post #2 of 4
Your CPU isn't the throttle here. In pretty much every respect the 5770 was an entry level GPU.

Out of the two between the 560ti and the 6870, i'd go with the 560ti every time.

Remember, most games are only currently coded for 1 or 2 cores. Not many games will actually utilise 4 cores. Also, what cooler are you using? You should be able to get that processor well above 4Ghz.

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Right now i'm using only the stock cooler so i kept the stock voltage and got to a stable 3.6 ghz.
post #4 of 4
That's fine then,

I'd probably invest in a new CPU cooler. The CM212+ works well on that CPU. And it's only like $28 or something and a shed load better than the stock cooler.

I'd go with the 560ti.

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