Buying new GPU will it be bottlenecked by CPU - or should i buy MOBO/CPU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Zaltor, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Zaltor

    Zaltor New Member

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    GTX 460 1GB
    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

    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    At the moment i'm looking to purchase a new GPU as i feel mine is abit outdated ( gtx 460 ) from various people I've been suggested the GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD 7850 and the Radeon R9 270 ( price range is around £140)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 AMD athlon 651 x4 3ghz black edition
    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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