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Buying new GPU will it be bottlenecked by CPU


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#1 zaltor

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:40 PM

Hey guys, i'm new to this forum but i know it will be alot of help so im going to try and see if you guys can help me out. i'll start of with my PC specs.

CPU - AMD athlon 651 x4 3ghz quadcore
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V
RAM - 8 gig ddr3 corsair
CURRENT GPU - GTX 460 1gb
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PSU - 500 WATTS 

 

At the moment i'm looking to purchase a new GPU as i feel mine is abit outdated ( gtx 460 ) from various people I've been suggested the GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD 7850 and the Radeon R9 270 ( price range is around £140)

 

My problem is that im scared the graphics cards may be bottle-necked by my CPU which is : http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/B0072PRPP4

could you guys possibly shed some light onto the situation for me and tell me if or how much my GPU would be bottlenecked ? and on another note would it be a better idea for me to purchase and MOBO/CPU for around the same price instead of getting the GPU ?

 

Thanks in advance guys ! - Zaltor  

  

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:43 PM

I doubt it, if so not a lot. Even with a botlteneck, the cards suggested will still increase the performance of your machine, and you can always upgrade your CPU later, so I wouldn't let your current CPU affect your choice of GPU to much.


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#3 zaltor

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:28 PM

Hey thanks alot for the reply ! out of the cards suggestion which would you recommend ? alot of people have said the 660 would that be correct 



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:22 PM

ive heard good things about the 660, but im more of a AMD guy. Id stick with the 270, but thats just my preference. :D


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

I would get the R9 270 personally for the reasons above but the 660 is still good.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

Ok guys, thanks alot for the input ! i'm tied between 660 and 270 but i'll make sure im certain before i purchase the card. thanks again

 

ive heard good things about the 660, but im more of a AMD guy. Id stick with the 270, but thats just my preference. :D

 

I would get the R9 270 personally for the reasons above but the 660 is still good.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:00 PM

one quick thing, my 500w PSU will be fine with the 660 for now ? 



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:03 PM

As long as it is a quality 500w PSU, it should be capable of powering your system safely with a 660. Post it here if you are unsure.






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