Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Should I upgrade my cpu or graphics card

Last response: in Components
Share
June 21, 2013 8:11:53 AM

Just curious if I were to upgrade one or the other which one should i do first?

I have a Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3Ghz Unlocked LGA1155 CPU

and a MSI GeForce GTX 560 TI Twin FrozrII/OC 1GB

If you are curious or if it helps this is my gaming computer
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
June 21, 2013 8:14:54 AM

GPU for sure. You won't notice a cpu upgrade at all for gaming, even if you got a 3970x. What's your budget and psu?
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 127 U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
June 21, 2013 8:22:31 AM

You still have a couple of years with the 2500K. Upgrade the video card.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2013 8:36:57 AM

wanderer11 said:
You won't notice a cpu upgrade at all for gaming, even if you got a 3970x


I do believe there is a noticeable difference for many game titles with E-class chips compared to 1155/1150 socket. Although certainly not enough to justify the atrociously higher cost, except for maybe the 1% of desktop enthusiasts that must have the absolute best regardless of cost.

But yes, OP, GPU.
m
0
l

Best solution

a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
June 21, 2013 9:00:25 AM

For $300 you're looking at a 7950. If you can spend ~$350 then you can get a GTX 670. Here's a 7950 for about $285: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Share
June 21, 2013 9:14:57 AM

That looks like a pretty nice graphics card for the price, so I guess im going to give my computer an upgrade. Thanks for the help everyone
m
0
l
June 23, 2013 8:23:54 PM

I have a 7950 right now, planetside 2 and the witcher 2 run on High/ultra
m
0
l
!