Im buy a new graphics card and i was thinking of getting a 965 along with it. Im buying a 5850 and my current CPU is an Athlon II X4 @ 3.3 this rig is going to focus on gaming only. I wont be doing CPU heavy apps. I play at 1920 x 1080 and while i was reading some reviews on my CPU, most of the gaming benchmarks had no difference when compared at a high res. So is it really worth it?
if you already have an athlon II x4 @ 3.3GHz you wont notice a significant difference with the PII, your CPU bottleneck should already be well above the point where it matters. Tom's did a review a while ago and showed that athlon II's and Phenom II's at the same clock speed only have a slight performance difference between them.