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Will GTX 560 Ti perform good with Intel E8400 processor?

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I'm still using my good ol' Intel E8400 3.0Ghz processor. I want to upgrade my GPU to EVGA GTX 560 Ti DS 1GB/256bit. So, is there any FPS increase if I do this? .. thinking.gifthinking.gifthinking.gif
post #2 of 8
one card should probably be okay bud, probably no bottlenecks from the cpu on that card but maybe its time you wana upgrade the dual core processor.
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Sure will, although many a new games are using over 1GB Vram. So take that into consideration when dropping $$ on a newer card.
 
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Should be a nice upgrade to your old graphics card. Perhaps consider saving a few bucks and getting a 460 GTX. The VRAM may be an issue down the line if you run higher than 1080p resolution.
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I'm averaging 50 fps on 64 man servers on my E8400 also at 4ghz. I'm running a GTX470 though, which is very similar to the GTX560ti in terms of performance.

Not once have I had any artifacts, besides during the beta....
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Hi guys. Thank you for the response. I'm on a tight budget right now, I can only choose one upgrade in my computer. A CPU+Mobo+RAM or a high-end GPU+PSU. Please help me decide. I mostly use my computer in editing videos, rendering photos, watching 1080p movies and also playing games too.
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If its a tight budget I'd go with the GTX 460 1GB idea. If you're in the US this reference model has a $30 rebate (and its just $150 to begin with).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500202

I would be a good match for your CPU and a massive (like really massive) increase over your current card. Plus it wouldn't tax your 520W power supply at all.
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I think you should upgrade your GPU. A new CPU would help you render video's faster. But a E8400 4.0ghz is plenty. I am running 2 gtx 260's and I have not ran into any bottle necks.
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