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March 9, 2014 4:02:46 PM

Hello folks, I'm looking to upgrade my Radeon HD 5770 for a much better GPU, my budget is around $400 maybe a little higher. I'm also buying a new 650w PSU.

My motherboard is the "ASUSTeK M5A78L-M LX"
My CPU is AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor (6 CPU's, 2.8ghz)
My current card is: AMD ATI Radeon HD 5770
How much is the CPU used in gaming? Would i need to upgrade that aswell to get the best out of my new card?

Any and all help/advice is greatly appreciated!
March 9, 2014 4:07:12 PM

Do you want to upgrade with same brand (AMD) or would you go either AMD or Nvidia? and The CPU depends on the GPU, might have to upgrade to get full performance.. might not. CPU's play a big role in games, games like Minecraft are almost all CPU oriented. If you get a new GPU with a older outdated CPU, then you probly wont get the performance your looking for, hence textures will load slowly, and it can just feel the game is "laggy" even with a steadt 60+ FPS ... because the CPU is what loads "maps" or "worlds" textures and such.. a GPU just makes them look good as possible.. ram plays a huge factor too.
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March 9, 2014 4:09:22 PM

Jason Hutchinson said:
Do you want to upgrade with same brand (AMD) or would you go either AMD or Nvidia? and The CPU depends on the GPU, might have to upgrade to get full performance.. might not.


I really have no preference when it comes to brands.
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March 9, 2014 4:13:32 PM

What games will you be playing and at what resolution?
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March 9, 2014 4:19:15 PM

TheGamingAlien said:
Jason Hutchinson said:
Do you want to upgrade with same brand (AMD) or would you go either AMD or Nvidia? and The CPU depends on the GPU, might have to upgrade to get full performance.. might not.


I really have no preference when it comes to brands.


I would honestly get the gtx 770

CPU's play a big role in games, games like Minecraft are almost all CPU oriented. If you get a new GPU with a older outdated CPU, then you probly wont get the performance your looking for, hence textures will load slowly, and it can just feel the game is "laggy" even with a steadt 60+ FPS ... because the CPU is what loads "maps" or "worlds" textures and such.. a GPU just makes them look good as possible.. ram plays a huge factor too.

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March 9, 2014 4:21:36 PM

AnEwG said:
What games will you be playing and at what resolution?


Games such as Dayz, Battlefield 4, Dark souls 2, Titanfall, many others... At 1920x1080. I also have 2 monitors but i only use 1 as a screen for my games.
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March 9, 2014 4:32:38 PM

In a well multi-threaded title like BF4 the X6 will perform as well as a FX-6100 chip or even better. Dayz has optimization issues so I am not sure how well will it run. Dark Souls 2 isn't out yet and so is Titanfall so it is impossible to say how will they will do with your rig lol. The X6 is a pretty decent chip, I say get the GTX 760 and if you notice any fps issues, get an after market cooler and overclock. If you are gaming at 1080p on a single monitor you don't need the GTX 770.
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March 9, 2014 4:37:40 PM

AnEwG said:
In a well multi-threaded title like BF4 the X6 will perform as well as a FX-6100 chip or even better. Dayz has optimization issues so I am not sure how well will it run. Dark Souls 2 isn't out yet and so is Titanfall so it is impossible to say how will they will do with your rig lol. The X6 is a pretty decent chip, I say get the GTX 760 and if you notice any fps issues, get an after market cooler and overclock. If you are gaming at 1080p on a single monitor you don't need the GTX 770.


I only suggested the 770 because of the budget.. but yes he is right if your going to stick with a single monitor, get the 760.. but if you think you ,may go dual monitors in the future.. get the 770
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March 9, 2014 5:01:49 PM

Titanfall may actually struggle because of your CPU; it is a MMO for one thing, and it is using the Source engine which dates back to 2004 but we will have to wait and see some benchmarks of it which should be coming out pretty soon since the game is to be released on the 11th of march.
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March 9, 2014 5:04:27 PM

AnEwG said:
Titanfall may actually struggle because of your CPU; it is a MMO for one thing, and it is using the Source engine which dates back to 2004 but we will have to wait and see some benchmarks of it which should be coming out pretty soon since the game is to be released on the 11th of march.


thats the 1st time I heard titanfall was using the source engine... that litterally pisses me offf.... our next gen games, the most expensive stuff.. is a repainted 2004 engine? .... WOW
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March 9, 2014 5:17:01 PM

All what developers care about is making money. Why build a new optimized engine that will run much better on modern multi-core processors when you can use outdated engines that will struggle and yet, people will still buy the game.
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March 9, 2014 5:29:44 PM

AnEwG said:
All what developers care about is making money. Why build a new optimized engine that will run much better on modern multi-core processors when you can use outdated engines that will struggle and yet, people will still buy the game.


I found this out when I bought COD Ghosts 3 days ago... worst game for PC in life of PC games.. I run COD BO2 at 120 fps MAX.. COD Ghosts I gotta run all normal/low w 60 fps WITH fps drops.... its terrible.. and i even got a gtx 750..
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