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I have a GTX 250 right now but would really love to upgrade while still staying on the cheap side of things... such as under $200. My processor is an Intel Core i3-2120 CPU @ 3.3GHz & I have only 4GB of RAM at the moment.


What I am wanting to know is if it is it worth spending the money on the 560? I am currently addicted to Skyrim & would love to be able to use SSAO with my heavy ENB & have my game run with zero lag while looking as amazing as possible. With that as my core current goal you can see why I am wondering if the 560 will be good enough.

I would love any light someone can shed on the subject since it has been ages since I keep up with graphics cards!
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I have a GTX 250 right now but would really love to upgrade while still staying on the cheap side of things... such as under $200. My processor is an Intel Core i3-2120 CPU @ 3.3GHz & I have only 4GB of RAM at the moment.
What I am wanting to know is if it is it worth spending the money on the 560? I am currently addicted to Skyrim & would love to be able to use SSAO with my heavy ENB & have my game run with zero lag while looking as amazing as possible. With that as my core current goal you can see why I am wondering if the 560 will be good enough.
I would love any light someone can shed on the subject since it has been ages since I keep up with graphics cards!

The GTX 560 is a very good card. But Skyrim with mods at 1080p definitely requires 2GB cards. EVGA GTX 560 2GB for USD 190 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130662

If you are ok to AMD cards you could grab a MSI HD 7850 2GB (900 Mhz) for USD 230

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2316882&CatId=7387

HD 7850 overclocks well . At 1 Ghz you get GTX 570 perf and 1.2 Ghz GTX 580 perf. All this perf for a card which draws less than 150w power. also runs cooler and quieter than a GTX 570 / GTX 580 .

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7850_PCS_Plus/9.html

GTX 570 - 45.3
HD 7850 (1 Ghz) - 45.4
HD 7870 (1 Ghz) - 49.5
HD 7850 (1.24 Ghz) - 50.2
GTX 580 - 51.7

But if you prefer Nvidia the EVGA GTX 560 2GB it is. thumb.gif
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Oh, thank you so much for this information -I definitely did not know I would need a 2gb card for it to handle things & would have ended up making a mistake. I will probably stick to Nvidia since a couple other games I play seem to have hiccups with AMD cards, though I have no idea about the other you linked so I will go & do some reading on it to see if that is something I would like to get. I really appreciate your help, thank you so much!
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U can use game debate to check if it will run the game and it will give u % on the other side I see hd 7770 from asus is very good solution but it cost 150$ and I think 2x 7770 = play all games on ultra settings but =300 $


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