Do i need new CPU to upgrade graphics card? Tags: Graphics Cards CPUs Graphics Last response: September 9, 2010 3:33 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs September 9, 2010 1:43:39 PM Hi i want to upgrade my Graphics card from a GTX260 to a Radeon 5770. Will need to also replace CPU & motherboard? I currently run a Core2 at 2.83ghz More about : cpu upgrade graphics card hell_storm2004 a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs September 9, 2010 1:51:09 PM Nope. The GTX260 is almost the same as a HD5770. So you wont face any bottlneck issues. madass September 9, 2010 2:36:16 PM There is absolutely NO POINT doing that. The two cards are almost the same performance wise. Save up and get a 5870/GTX470. Related resources Need advice on what to upgrade ( CPU or Graphics Card ) - Forum Do I need a new CPU or Graphics Card ? - Forum Need advice for new Mobo, cpu , graphics card - Forum Looking to upgrade graphics card but worried cpu is too old - Forum Upgrade CPU /GPU or install graphics card - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer OvrClkr a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs September 9, 2010 2:41:09 PM Get a 5830/GTX 460 or better, the 260 is on par with the 5770 so you wont see any real gains other than DX11. deweycd a b U Graphics card September 9, 2010 3:33:32 PM What are you trying to replace your GTX260 with a HD5770? Is there a problem with the GTX260, if not then there lis little reason for the change other then DX11 as this isn't really an upgrade of cards. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will my CPU bottleneck my GPU and what graphics card to upgrade to. Forum Need Graphics card / or CPU to run UDK app and a few different Games Forum Looking to upgrade my Graphics card , but need help Forum Have an old MB and need to upgrade my graphics card Forum Need a new graphics card and processor Forum Hp pavilion elite m9402f psu upgrade and graphics card need Help Forum Need help with graphics card upgrade Forum CPU and Graphics card upgrade ? Forum Skyrim! Need help on a new graphics card ! Forum Upgrade CPU or add $ to graphics card Forum Graphics card died/Installing new one, need help! Forum CPU and Graphics card decision for new system build. Need Help! Forum New graphics card - Need for other upgrades? Forum Upgrading graphics card on old CPU - makes sense or not? Forum Asus gtx560ti directcuII-broken Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !