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Old 10-26-11, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Which GPU to upgrade to?

Hi.

I am looking to upgrade from a 8800GTS to a more powerful card and I want to know which card will work well with my computer specs, Q6600, 2GB Memory, P5E MB and a Corsair 620HX.

The GT5XX are too expensive for me so I thought about a GTX 560 / 560 Ti, or a GTX 470.

Which of those is better, or maybe you have a different option for me? Is my PC powerful enough to handle this card, and will I see much improvement over my 8800GTS?

Many thanks .
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Old 10-26-11, 11:16 AM   #2
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I'd personally go 560 ti or a 570 if I were buying today.

I have a 480 matched with a Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz and it handles games well, but either of the above would work well for you and be a nice, noticeable upgrade.
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Old 10-26-11, 04:33 PM   #3
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I got a 2G 560ti and its brilliant. Its a gainward phantom2
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Old 10-27-11, 07:19 AM   #4
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The ones I mean are reference design:
GTX 560 Ti with 1024 Memory and 384 CUDA Cores / a GTX 560 with 1024 Memory and 336 CUDA Cores
Or a GTX 470 with 1280 Memory and 446 CUDA Cores

Is a GTX 560 better over the higher spec GTX 470, as its newer generation?

I now also found a Palit GeForce GTX 560 2GB/256Bit DDR5 one as well
Note its not a 560 Ti.

Out of those options what do you think?

Gainward GTX560 TI GS 1024MB/256bit DDR5
Palit GeForce GTX 560 2GB/256Bit DDR5
Or a higher spec GTX 470
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Old 10-27-11, 07:39 AM   #5
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Coming from the 8800GTS I think you'd be very happy with a 560.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4344/n...ttom-overclock


One thing to consider is that the 560 and the 560 ti both have models that are similarly priced...here in the states anyway. I don't know your location, but with that said, the 560 should give you a nice improvement.
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Old 10-27-11, 10:59 AM   #6
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IMHO, the best bang for the buck card is the 560Ti. Good power/price/performance ratio. You should be able to find one under $250.
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