3 months ago
The Question: Is the GTX 560 Ti still compatible with the new processor (R7 3700X) and chipset (X570) I plan to use?
Background: I have an "ancient" 2011/12 Intel i5-2500K on an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 with 16GB RAM and a GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Only thing I have upgraded on it over the years is adding a second GPU (SLI), migrating OS to an SSD and updating the RAM to what it is now.
I don't play FPS heavy games like MW or Battlefield so surprisingly it was doing great until early last year where it just started to not cut it anymore with any of the newer games (Anno, Jurassic World, Mechwarrior, DCS and similar that I tend to play). So I figured it was time to upgrade especially with MS Flightsim 2020 coming and other great visual games next year. I have been working on putting together a list for a smaller style "console" build using the Silverstone RVZ03 and was planning on upgrading to it in "stages" to not hit my wallet so hard at once.
I know the Strix X570-I Mini ITX board I am planning on using only has a single PCI-E physical 16x slot so obviously my original SLI setup wouldn't work off the bat physically and I am jumping from Intel to AMD so that's a thing also. I just need something TEMPORARY to use until after the holiday's when I can upgrade to the MSI RX 5700XT EVOKE I want or better if something comes up by then in my price range.