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Will a GTX 560 TI bottleneck on a 9950 BE Quad Core?

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Hello everyone,

Will this GTX 560 TI card linked below bottleneck on my current system? System Details are in my profile but here is a brief description:

AMD Phenom 9950 BE Quad Core 2.6 OC'd to 2.86 (could possible OC more)
8 GB DDR2
Win7 64-bit

I am currently running a GTX 260 OC'd to 700 / 1500 / 1200. Someone in my area is selling the 560 TI new in box for $200 so I thought it might be a good way to upgrade my system to get ready for BF3 and Skyrim without building a completely new system.

Link to card details: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/N...DI1GD5/#Awards
    
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no way
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post #3 of 19
At 2.83ghz your CPU will bottleneck a 560Ti. You'll still see an improvement in fps though, good upgrade. Eventually you will want to get a faster CPU.
Edited by huhh - 7/18/11 at 10:36am
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post #4 of 19
There might be a small bottleneck.
I would try to overclock that cpu.
post #5 of 19
Bottleneck or not (it will bottleneck to an extent), you'll still see a big improvement going from the 260 to the 560Ti.
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There will be no bottleneck in optimized quad core games, but, there will obviously be one in high end dual core games.
 
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post #7 of 19
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Nice, I will probably go for it. Selling my current 260 core 216 will mitigate the $200 cost some, and I can maybe OC this processor up to 3.4 or so. At 2.86 it runs at about 32 degrees C even with a full load.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by watchmyback View Post
and I can maybe OC this processor up to 3.4 or so. At 2.86 it runs at about 32 degrees C even with a full load.

Good idea, as long as your mobo's VRM's can handle the OC I say go for it.
 
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post
Good idea, as long as your mobo's VRM's can handle the OC I say go for it.
That might be a problem, my mobo does not have VRMs on the capacitors. Currently I am using the build in "Overclock Profile" of 10% in my mobo's BIOS.

Perhaps I should consider saving the money to build a new system in a couple of months when we get closer to Nov.
    
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Heatsink and a small 90mm fan.
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