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post #1 of 14
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So I was at Fry's with a buddy they had a returned reduced price GTX 560 TI 448 FTW what i want to know is will my i3 bottleneck me badly at 1600x900, i got it because I notice BF3 and Metro2033 lag at highest settings and so does wow maxed on my GTX465 lol
post #2 of 14
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So I was at Fry's with a buddy they had a returned reduced price GTX 560 TI 448 FTW what i want to know is will my i3 bottleneck me badly at 1600x900, i got it because I notice BF3 and Metro2033 lag at highest settings and so does wow maxed on my GTX465 lol

maybe very slightly, but i dont think you would at all
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so for 239 + tax was it a good buy?
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A tiny bit, but not enough to ruin your gaming experience. Enjoy your new card
 
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post #5 of 14
I'd say it was a pretty good buy, compared to the current online prices. What brand was the card?
post #6 of 14
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well im going to snag a 2500k in january but i decided a GPU would be more noticable than a CPU lol
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I'd say it was a pretty good buy, compared to the current online prices. What brand was the card?

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 FTW
post #8 of 14
lol.. i would say it was a good buy (slightly better deals for used but great price for new)... have fun with ur card smile.gif... the only one i would gues would bottle neck it slightly would be BF3 as its rather CPU intesive from what i hear (i dont play it)
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post #9 of 14
Well, pull up the performance monitor before you play something, and check and see if your running your CPU @ 100% usage after your done gaming or benchmarking.
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post #10 of 14
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3dmark11, 3dmarkvantage, BF3 and Metro2033 load it to 100% while MW3 doesn't and skyrim only maxes at about 92%
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