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CPU bottleneck if upgrade GPU?

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#1 Vikingsson


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:27 PM



My computer is getting a few years old by now and lagging in some new games so I'm considering upgrading my current Nvidia 560i GPU to a 760ti but I'm concerned that my old AMD Phenom II x4 965 CPU might bottleneck it and it would be a waste of money. Would a new motherboard and CPU be needed to achieve medium to high settings in new games or is the old Phenom still good enough?

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

Short answer both of them are getting outdated. IMO the best bang would be to upgrade to a new video card. However, a fx8350 and above is also a good upgrade for $150 bucks you can't go wrong there. Memory upgrade to faster memory in the 1866+ range would also increase performance. Generally performance costs money.

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