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I have a 560ti, time to upgrade?

#1no1oblivionfanPosted 10/28/2013 8:41:35 AM
Looking at a lot of new games these days my GPU seems to bottleneck the rest of my PC as the recommended system requirements are in the 600's. So is it time to upgrade and if so, what should I get for about $250, I also have a 500W PSU, will it be enough?

Thanks
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#2AsucaHayashiPosted 10/28/2013 8:43:24 AM
specs?

760 seems appropriate.
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#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/28/2013 8:43:48 AM
A 7950 if you can still find them under 200. If not the 760 is around 250 if you want to stay with Nvidia. For 300 you can get a 7970 or an R9 280X
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#4no1oblivionfan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/28/2013 8:51:46 AM
Oh yeah sorry,

Intel i5 2500k @ 4.4 GHz,
8GB DDR3
Gigabyte GA-Z68-UD4 Motherboard

Will a 500W PSU be enough for the 760? (As I would prefer to stick with NVIDIA)
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#5_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/28/2013 9:20:59 AM(edited)
It is still a pretty good card. Obviously it depends on what you play. I would say that if you play Starcraft 2, DOTA2 and Counter Strike Go 98% of the time, then do not bother upgrading.

Only if you plan on playing games like Battlefield 4, the Witcher 2 and Crysis 3. And you are excited about the new releases like Watch Dogs would I suggest upgrading. That, or when you play on higher resolutions.

Personally I upgraded from the 560Ti to a GTX 760. I bought the GTX 760 secondhand, otherwise I would have gone for the 3GB 7970, which is just $250 now (and comes with 3 games).
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#6no1oblivionfan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/28/2013 9:27:25 AM
I really have stopped gaming intensively when I originaly bought the PC. But now I'm starting up again and I'm going to be playing the graphically intensive games such as the ones you listed.
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#7dekouPosted 10/28/2013 9:36:53 AM
I just upgraded to a 760 from a 6870 (slightly worse than a 560Ti performance wise) and it's pretty nice. A 560Ti should be able to handle most games on a mixture of high and medium settings, so upgrading isn't really necessary. Depends on how pretty you want your games to look.
#8GwendalPosted 10/28/2013 9:38:38 AM(edited)
I have the same card, and I've decided I'll probably wait for The Witcher 3 and upgrade then. Most GPUs around now such as the Nvidia 700 series and most of AMD's new series are slightly upgraded versions of fairly old technology, and they're all based on the ageing 28nm manufacturing process. We're presumably going to get 20nm GPUs sometime next year, which should be the first really significant upgrade in a while.

Then again, it obviously depends on the games you want to play. A 760 should be a decent enough upgrade if you need something new right now, but as I said, personally I'd rather wait a little longer.
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#9overkillwfo1978Posted 10/28/2013 10:02:13 AM
Would recommend throwing another $50 on your max price and going with a 280X. Very good performance for the price.
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#10no1oblivionfan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/28/2013 10:07:08 AM
I see; I just tried BF4 and I'm getting 60 FPS on medium settings (With some high) so I don't think it's time to update. I will definitely do it though when there is new technology added and not just updates.
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