Hi, I am planning on upgrading my graphics card from a Radeon 5850 to a GTX 770 2GB version. I am also planning on having two screens, a new primary 120hz monitor (most likely to be a Benq XL2420Z) and my current 60hz monitor as a secondary extended screen.
My current CPU is a phenom II x4 955 running overclocked at 3.8 GHz with 8GB of 1337MHz ram.
The issue is I am not sure whether this CPU will be able to keep up with the GTX 770, could it cause a bottleneck? If so should I wait to do a CPU upgrade before changing my graphics card?
Any further advice on graphics cards would be greatly appreciated as I am still unsure as to whether this is the best option, my budget is no more than £250.
Will the bottleneck be significant enough that I should wait to upgrade my CPU as well?
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a little significant . more on CPU intensive games . i recommend to upgrade both CPU and GPU same time . .
I would still get it and have it ready to go for when you upgrade the rest. You will still benefit from the 770 installed now.
Ok, thanks for the advice. I also noticed there are mixed opinions about the amount of VRAM you should have for multiple monitors, if I am running just 2 at 1920*1080 I am assuming this shouldn't be an issue.
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not so . but recommendation is 3 gb .but it is for extreme case . 2 gb is enough for 2 monitors
For anyone else stopping by. I have done this same setup. I overclocked the Phenom 955 (on corsair H50) to 3.8ghz and have decent performance.