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June 28, 2011 11:42:45 PM

Hi, i dont know which to buy, cuz i have a AMD Phenom 9500, 4GB ram ddr2 dual channel and 9800gtx+, and i am planning to buy a ati 5870, the question is if my processor will bottleneck even if i turn off the TLB fix, or should i buy a new CPU first and then a new GPU?

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June 28, 2011 11:58:10 PM

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June 29, 2011 10:37:52 PM

I think if you upgrade the CPU then you should get a new motherboard and DDR3 RAM as well. Your current CPU will bottleneck a 5870 but I would still get a new GPU 1st and maybe upgrade everything else later.
June 29, 2011 10:53:18 PM

alright thanks for help :D 
June 29, 2011 11:11:33 PM

simon12 said:
I think if you upgrade the CPU then you should get a new motherboard and DDR3 RAM as well. Your current CPU will bottleneck a 5870 but I would still get a new GPU 1st and maybe upgrade everything else later.

I disagree with that, his current gpu is bottlenecked by his cpu already. You can slot any amd quad core in that motherboard, a phenom x4 965 would be the best option, then upgrade the gpu.
June 30, 2011 10:39:38 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
I disagree with that, his current gpu is bottlenecked by his cpu already. You can slot any amd quad core in that motherboard, a phenom x4 965 would be the best option, then upgrade the gpu.

Apologies you are correct I didn't look at the supported CPUs properly (I didn't scroll down to AM3). So yes I agree get the best value Phenom x4 you can them get the GPU. Also why the 5870 is there a deal on it somewhere?
June 30, 2011 12:51:37 PM

well i am planning on getting the amd phenom II x4 955 or 965, would you recommend a cheaper card but close to 5870 wchich can run games at 1440x900 and high settings with aa on?
June 30, 2011 1:45:29 PM

how much have you seen the 5870 for and what country are you in?
June 30, 2011 2:03:00 PM

from poland but im in ireland and the ati 5870 has different prices in different shops, ive seen one for 239 euro, but i looked at ati 5850 and i think it will be good
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