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Would this be a bottleneck?

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I am returning my Gtx 560 because I went with the evga gtx 570 Hd. But I was thinking of keeping the Gtx 560 and putting it in my Dad's computer. He's got a Ati 5770 in their now. He also has an intel P35 Chipset with a E7200 Cpu with 4GB of ram. He's got a monitor that runs at 1920x1200. Now he doesn't really use it for games, but my 13 year old nephew does. He likes to play BC2, Crysis, Company of Heroes, and COD Black Ops. Would it be worth it to put the Gtx 560 in their, or would the rest of his system bottleneck the heck out of that card?
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id do it. of course its going to bottleneck, but if anything the system would be slowing the card down xD
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this money would be better spent in a CPU+MB upgrade in my opinion,
the HD5700 is not that weak for these games, just keep the detail levels realistic, if this is for a casual gaming is more than enough, and actually I think that in a game like BC2 the e7200 will be a bigger problem to achieve a good framerate than the 5700 (if you keep the settings at a reasonable level), so the upgrade in the CPU+MB could bring gains for more tasks than just gaming,
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since crysis is on the list, your 560 is necessary
I would overclock that E7200 to at least 3.5 GHz or more to minimize bottleneck.
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post #5 of 6
I would say sell the 560 upgrade the CPU and mobo.
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Try running the games in question on that rig with gfx settings on low. What do the FPS look like? Are they so low as to be unplayable?

If they are playable in this scenario, then adding the higher-end gfx card is also going to remain playable, even w/much higher graphics settings.

Just because a proposed gfx card would be getting cpu-bottlenecked on a given system doesn't mean there's no benefit to getting it ... worst case, you'll get the same FPS, but at much higher gfx settings
    
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