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1680x1050
At that resolution it's more CPU dependent.

If it was 1920x1080 then it would rely more on the GPU.
post #12 of 23
IMO, physx is over rated. If you end up getting the GTX 560, mark my words, you will end up turning physx off because it will just bog you down like no tomorrow. Metro 2033 will be unplayable at high setting. So, just for physx, it is not worth choosing the GTX 560 over 6950. Not saying GTX 560 is bad card - it is a very nice card and you cannot go wrong with it over the 6950 if you prefer to go Green.
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At that resolution it's more CPU dependent.

If it was 1920x1080 then it would rely more on the GPU.
Beg to differ - still relies heavily on GPU. Personal experience.
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My OC Q6600 runs just fine on my GTX 570. No bottleneck.
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Sry pal, not familiar with that psu. I looked up the specs and it seems to supply 44W over 2rails in the 12v line. You might have to change the psu but not too sure cause never came across it myself. You can create a new thread about it though. And one more thing, try to look up the prices of the gtx560 (asus/msi), its quite powerful and actually more sensible because of physX. Unlocking 6950s is not always possible.
And no, in full grphics metro wont give you 30+ fps (1080p) with either of the cards (gtx560/6950)...... it will be around 22fps.



Yep m from kolkata.... born and raised. I have some online friends in assam, so.. how are you doing
How do I know that an unlock is possible ? Do I have to pick the right manufacturer ?
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http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

This is a must read for you, observe the successful unlock patterns at the bottom of the page.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/899030-6950-unlocking.html
    
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the same question here, I have my 2600k on the way to get out of x2 555

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id still suggest getting a new cpu , i know if i downgraded to a Q series id lose fps . I almost guarentee it . Remember in some games cpu is just as important as the gpu .
    
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post #19 of 23
Depends on the game. 32nm architecture and the introduction of a different bus have shown awesome yields even in single GPU configurations.

You'll do quite well with a 6950, but the quad will hold you back. Regardless, you'll see significant improvement over a G80 GPU.
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I'd stick with the Q6600, in CPU bound games my Q6600 at 3.6 seems to match or outperform my i3 at 4.6 but they're both enough for good frame rates. If you've got a few hundred euro to spare you could think about a new CPU but if you're on a budget at all you should at least try the Q6600 with the card before upgrading it. The card would be your first upgrade anyway so what's the harm in waiting an extra week tops to potentially avoid a costly, needless CPU upgrade.
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