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post #11 of 18
That absolute worst-case (and this would be rare) is that you'd get the same fps you do now, only you could still achieve them with much higher IQ settings than you can now.

My vote is to go for it. Well OC'd 8400 is still very adequate for any single card setup except on a very few highly cpu-dependent, quad-enabled games like GTAIV ... and that problem is likely there regardless of your gfx card anyways.
    
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I know this thread is old, I forgot to check back and just found it googling. Lol

Not sure if you bought a 560 or not, but I have compared my E8400 @ 4.1Ghz and my Quad @ 3.7Ghz. In the same games with the same settings, my GPU usage was easily 10-20% lower than on my Quad.
    
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post #13 of 18
Your e8400 will bottleneck your 560. My Q6600 slows down my Gtx460. So i would upgrade your cpu.
post #14 of 18
It wont bottle neck it. I used to run 2 GTX 285's on a E8400 3.6ghz and they all ways ran at %100
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According to people my 2.8ghz quad with no level 3 cache won't bottleneck dual core games with a 560, so, yours absolutely shouldn't be a bottleneck for dual-core games, though I play a very high resolution. But, it will obviously be a very big bottleneck for the true quad-core games.

MSI 560 GTX Ti Hawk Twin Frozr III

It's worth the money, most of us are waiting for ours to arrive.
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post #16 of 18
you will be fine...

i ran a 8500 @ 4Ghz with a 480 for quite some time...

the performance was very nice...

when you SLI... a bigger CPU u will b needing
post #17 of 18
Hi, just to revive this thread, as i also share the original problem, my current budget system consists of a msi g41m-p25 paired with a e8400 running 4gb of generic ddr3 1066mhz ram, and a gtx 560ti 1.3gb gpu, im struggling for fps whilst playing games such as Beam Ng Drive on steam, and my question is which would bottle neck the most, cpu/ram/gpu? Which should i upgrade.. i was looking into a quad core and 8gb 1333mhz but im not sure, any help?
post #18 of 18
Just to give a clearer picture:
Mobo: G41m-s03 G41m-p25
Cpu: Core2duo e8400 @3.07ghz
Ram: 4gb 1066mhz ddr3
Gpu: nvidia gtx 560ti 1.3gb @0.9ghz
Storage: Old 250gb hdd
Psu: OCZ 500 watt

Upgrades planned are a 1tb wd black hdd and a 30gb OCZ ssd for OS, possibly a q9550 or qx9770 or qx9650, definitely 8gb ram Upgrade.

The game play is fine with normal games such as dirt 3, sims 3, team fortress 2 etc, less cpu demanding... my fps on beam ng drive avg around 16fps on lowest which is frustrating... can anyone suggest
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