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Hi
I have a Q6600 at 2.4 and I cant overclock it due to motherboard limitations.
If I get a 560Ti or 560 will my CPU bottleneck those GPUs very much?
I usually play at 1920x1080 and maximum quality settings.

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Depends on the game. But I'd say that's a fair GPU/CPU match. At "1920x1080" at "maximum quality" I feel a GTX 570 would be a better fit if your budget allows it.
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It will a bit at that stock speed but it wont make games unplayable. instead of 120fps you might get 60..
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Well lets say will it run a game like Battlefield 3 on Ultra at 35-40FPS (1920x1080, no AA)?
I mean will there be a great improvement over the 9800GTX?
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YES.

I went from a 8800GT to a GTX 570 recently, and the difference was night and day. +20-25 FPS in all my games (assuming i ran both cards at the same settings). From a 9800 GTX to the GTX 560 shuold be vary noticable and similar to my gains. I'm just guesing but i'd say +15-20 fps

According to Tomshardware.com a GTX 560 Ti 448 Core running at 1920x1080 on "high" settings averages 48 FPS.

I'm still highly recommending the GTX 570 if you have the cash.
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post #6 of 6
I'd focus on the GPU first.
Have you considered picking up a better 775 board? They're cheap nowadays, and your chip has potential if it's a G0 stepping.
An ASUS P5Q shouldn't be more than around $50 (which is what I use, and I run my Q6600 at 3.6Ghz).
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