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Help with processor and gpu
Videocard: 9500gt 128 bits
Processor: Intel celeron e3400
PSU: no ideia
Question Help with processor and gpu - 04-20-2013, 01:12 | posts: 1

Hello everyone, first of all, im a noob, so go easy on me and please, be patient.
My english is not the best BTW.
I have a 9500gt pretty old GPU but I can actually play games like bf3 with 30 fps on low...
But, i wanna buy a gtx 650, wich is a pretty good card, but the problem is my sh1tt1 processor.
Its a celeron 2.60 e3400 2.60 ghz dual core.
I dont know how its going to be when i get the new card, i mean, will it be fine even with this cheap and outdated processor? will i have all the performance with the card?
To be more precise i also want to know how much fps will i have on bf3 (i like to use bf3 cuz its a demanding game) when i get the card.
Right now i have more or less 30 fps on 800x600 on low. How much FPS will i have with the gtx 650 and this bad cpu?
Thanks again.
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Videocard: EVGA 670 sli
Processor: Intel i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz
Mainboard: GA-Z77X-UD3H
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4Gb
PSU: Coolermaster 850 watt
Default 04-22-2013, 22:02 | posts: 44 | Location: Georgia, U.S.A

Your cpu will bottleneck your 650. You will see some improvement but not what you are looking for.
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Videocard: 1070 SC
Processor: 2600k@4.8 w/ NH-D15S
Mainboard: P8Z77-V
Memory: G-Skills ddr3 16GB@1866
Soundcard: SoundBlaster Z
PSU: TX850
Default 04-22-2013, 22:09 | posts: 8,156 | Location: FLA,USA

I'd be inclined to think that your CPU may be holding back your current card as well so if you play BF3 online for example youse not see any improvement. If I were you I'd save up and try to pick up a full upgrade even an i3 would be night and day for you.
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Videocard: EVGA GTX 680 2GB O/C
Processor: 2600K 4.4-4.7gHZ 1.30v
Mainboard: MSI P67A-C43 B3
Memory: DDR3 Ripjaws Z 2133 4x4gb
Soundcard: X-Fi/Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
PSU: SeaSonic X650 Gold
Default 04-23-2013, 08:04 | posts: 1,265 | Location: Bay City, MI

Agreed, a new card would be a waste of money when paired with your Celeron. The only reason I would suggest the 650 is if you're planning a new system build in the very near future.
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Videocard: MSI N660Ti Power Edition
Processor: Core i5 2500K, OC 4,8 GHZ
Mainboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 gen3
Memory: 2x4GB Vengeance 1600, 8GB
Soundcard: Logitech Z4
PSU: Antec NeoPower 650 Watt
Default 04-23-2013, 09:33 | posts: 107 | Location: Netherlands

I have to agree with the rest , your CPU is really holding your videocard back.
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Videocard: GTX 1080
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K
Mainboard: MSI Krait Z170
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz
Soundcard: Onboard something
PSU: Club3d 1000W
Default 04-23-2013, 11:26 | posts: 911 | Location: Leiden

It does not matter what bottlenecks what here. Both are too slow to decently run current games
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