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Is my q6600 too slow for a gtx560Ti?

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Its currently running stock @ 2.4ghz. I had it overclocked to 3.2ghz but it seemed way more sluggish than when it was at 2.4

If i were to replace my 8800gt with a 560Ti would it be a waste of time? Or would it be a significant increase in fps in say Dirt 3 which i am playing the most right now. (i get 40fps at 1920X1080p at 8xmsaa on high settings but it drops to 33 sometimes) And i want more to be honest.

This is just temporary until about a month before BF3 comes out, when I am building a brand new gaming rig.
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If you get your CPU stable at around 3 ghz or so it should be ok, maybe a slight bottleneck but it will still be an improvement over your current 8800 gt
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It shouldn't have a problem but you may have to keep it overclocked so it won't bottleneck the GPU.
post #4 of 8
You will see a vast improvement over your 8800GT regardless.

It's not like you are running a Pentium 4 or something horribly slow like that.
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That's a fine investment, you won't get much of a CPU bottleneck (if any), especially if it's overclocked a bit. The only game I've ever seen a bottleneck in is The Witcher 2, but that's it, and it's also incredibly common, even in newer processors.

Plus, if you're building a new rig later this year, might as well buy the piece of hardware while you want it, and if you get a CPU bottleneck, it will go away when you upgrade. I say go for it.
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When i had my Q6600 at 3.6 with a 5870 I saw no bottlenecks in GPU INTENSIVE games. You will be slowed down a lot in games like bc2 which require some cpu power, other than that games like crysis you should have absolutely no trouble given that you are at 1080p. Hope this helped!
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Ive got a Core2 CPU, albeit a dual core compared to your quad. Just bought a 560Ti as well, going from an 8800GT via a 4870x2. I have yet to install it but I'm sure it will run fine. Obviously a sandy bridge system will run it much better, but you will still see at least a 50% increase in frames I reckon

Make sure that CPU is overclocked though! It shouldn't run more sluggish, quite the opposite. Head over to the intel subforum for some help on getting it overclocked properly
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post #8 of 8
I had a Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz with a 460 Hawk before jumping to SB, and yes, it was noticeably bottlenecked.

That said, it was still a fair improvement over my SLI 9800GTs, so you would see a huge gain going from a single 8800GT to a 560Ti, even if you don't get 100% usage from it.

If you can OC the C2Q to 3GHz or better, you should be able to eliminate the bottleneck altogether.
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