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Old January 25, 2011, 11:49 AM
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With the release of Sandy Bridge I am waiting very patiently for a price drop on the AMD 1090t or 1100t processors (need to unload my clunky 140W X4 965); honestly I'm surprised their prices haven't dropped yet.
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Old January 25, 2011, 11:57 AM
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With the release of Sandy Bridge I am waiting very patiently for a price drop on the AMD 1090t or 1100t processors (need to unload my clunky 140W X4 965); honestly I'm surprised their prices haven't dropped yet.

Same here. Maybe in the next few weeks. I'll prob still go Sandy Bridge way and sell both my 955s. SB takes way less power.
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ahh what a good couple of months to be a consumer, so much new stuff, price drops and stuff. gotta love it
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Quick question:
I have a Q6600 and HD5770, would it be more worth it to upgrade to an i5 2500k or to upgrade to a GTX560 Ti?
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Old January 25, 2011, 04:25 PM
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oh competition is great.
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Old January 25, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Quick question:
I have a Q6600 and HD5770, would it be more worth it to upgrade to an i5 2500k or to upgrade to a GTX560 Ti?
You'd definitely see a significant upgrade in performance depending on your settings you play at.


However you might just consider a second 5770 for $100. It would be slightly less powerful than the 560, but you'd save a bundle.
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Old January 25, 2011, 04:59 PM
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Thank you for the response

I mostly play BFBC2 at 1920x1080 at low to medium settings, no AA or AF
When there's lots of action going on explosions or any smoke etc. my frames go wayyy down

So I was thinking that I could either upgrade to an i5 2500k and sell my current CPU, MoBo, and RAM, or get a more powerful GPU and sell the 5770 to help offset the cost a bit
Still unsure of which direction to go, but my preference would be to stick to a single card solution
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Thank you for the response

I mostly play BFBC2 at 1920x1080 at low to medium settings, no AA or AF
When there's lots of action going on explosions or any smoke etc. my frames go wayyy down

So I was thinking that I could either upgrade to an i5 2500k and sell my current CPU, MoBo, and RAM, or get a more powerful GPU and sell the 5770 to help offset the cost a bit
Still unsure of which direction to go, but my preference would be to stick to a single card solution
Well the 5770 is going to get you ~100 at this point so that's $150 for the 560.



Actually when I think about it that's probably the best to do.
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Quick question:
I have a Q6600 and HD5770, would it be more worth it to upgrade to an i5 2500k or to upgrade to a GTX560 Ti?
If you're playing at 1920x1080 then I'd definitely do the GPU upgrade. You'd see a performance gain with the 2500k if you don't overclock. If you can get your Q6600 to ~3.6GHz, I'd wager you'd be hard pressed to see performance gains in the majority of games.

By the way, does anybody feel that these price drops are pretty weak? I mean, I consider the GTX 560 Ti > HD 6950 at the same price, and with these drops the HD 6950 is still more expensive. Not enough?
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Old January 25, 2011, 09:40 PM
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Thanks again for the responses. Would your answer change if the resolution was for example, 1680x1050 (just curious)?
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