AthlonII x4 630, GTX 470 sc

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  1. Supernoob2286

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    I just upgraded from a EVGA GTX 460 768mb sc, to EVGA GTX 470 sc. I have seen some decent performance gains after the switch, but, do you guys think the AthlonII x4 630 @3.4ghz is limiting some of the performance of the GPU?
    Please reply any opinions,comments,remarks,questions are welcome!
     
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    aaaw I cant say it...
     
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    What res do you play at? If you are at 1680x1050 or higher it will be fine.

    The lack of L3 cache on the chip will affect it to on some point...
     
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    well the Athlon 630 is a great CPU for people with a budget. It really isnt worth getting a faster one if your not lets say playing alot of Playstation 2 emulation on your rig(even with the 630 you will get perfect playback with some speedhacks).

    But you do not need any faster CPU for any of the current games.

    however the 470 vs the 460 is no big woop.

    The 470 usually run hotter and need more watt etc. try and run SLI with those 2 cards. 470 as main and the 460 for physX. That would be badass.
     

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    I game at 1920x1080, but why would a higher res be fine whereas a lower res would not be? If a better CPU will help i would consider getting a PhenomII 965be, or do u think more ram would help a great deal, say, another 4gb kit, i know more ram will help everything in general but what about FPS while gaming? Which upgrade would you suggest?
     
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    More RAM does not give more FPS. The AthlonII X4 is fine since you have the GPU power to back it up. The GTX 470 can be clocked pretty high and looks like the AthlonII doesnt hold it back at all because I have tested it with even 3 and cores with low and high overclocks. I saw no gain going from 3.1ghz to 3.7ghz and so I leave it at 3.1ghz on the AMD 620. I have my RAM at 1600mhz also, but I need to test it again at 1900mhz, which is the maximum it went when I first tested. *will test later, and post results here*

    Going from a GTX460 to a 470 probably wasnt worth it because you can easily OC the GTX460 to 470 speed, and plus it was cheaper...
     
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    Yeah but you can oc the 470 close to the 480's performance, but it might not have been worth it like you said, i can still return the 470, say i do that, what part or parts would i benefit from the most to justify spending the extra $150 on?
     

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