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GPU + CPU upgrade

By Kothas ยท 7 replies
Jun 13, 2013
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  1. Hi guys,
    I'm planning to upgrade my gpu and I thought about cpu too. I have AMD X3 720 BE CPU and ASUS ENGTS 450 GPU. I feel that this gpu aren't good enoght for me anymore so I'm thinking about GTX 650 or HD7770. Is that would be a worth update, or I need to upgrade my CPU too?
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,101   +3,223

    Go for GTX-660 performance instead of the 650. If you are honestly not happy with your GTS-450, then you must want to double your performance. The 650 would be an upgrade over a 450 but not by much.
     
  3. Kothas

    Kothas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I see, but my CPU won't bottleneck any of these cards?
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,101   +3,223

    I'm not very experienced with AMD. Even if I was, I'd need to know which motherboard you had before offering suggestions.

    Perhaps you could list your motherboard and someone with more experience with AMD could help you with your question.
     
  5. Kothas

    Kothas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I got Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H. I want to know if cpu really affects game perfomance that much
     
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    The X3 will bottleneck the GPU. What is your budget? What games will you be playing and at what resolution?
     
  7. Kothas

    Kothas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I see, I only have money for GPU so I will just save for new PC sometime. Thanks for all answers.
     
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I think it is worth saving for a new PC all together. The GTS 450 is not that ancient.
     

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