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February 12, 2011 4:43:19 PM

Hi, I am wondering what will give me more of a performance boost: a Phenom X6 1090t or an upgraded graphics card? This is current system.

Phenom X3 720 @ 3.2ghz
Asus M4N78SE mobo
4Gb Corsair DDR2 1066
XFX Gtx 260 216 core
Jeantech 400w psu

Thanks in advance

Mark

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a b Î Nvidia
February 12, 2011 4:54:27 PM

check asus forum for your motherboard before upgrading, overheating and other problem
a b Î Nvidia
February 12, 2011 5:02:03 PM

You will need to upgrade your Power supply to run a more powerful card but your CPU will handle it ok. I would say up to a 5850 would be ok but more than that would start being hampered by your CPU. That is a faster CPU would be of benefit. Not totally needed but you would see a differance.

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February 12, 2011 5:39:00 PM

Would i see a noticeable difference in performance compared to my gtx260? or would a better processor give me more performance from my card? Also could you recommend a good PSU upgrade?

Was looking at a 5850 or 6850 which is better?
February 12, 2011 6:15:19 PM

5850 is better than the 6850. I know that sounds kind of weird, but 5XXX GPUs are more powerful than 6XXX GPUs where the XXX is the same.
a b Î Nvidia
February 12, 2011 7:03:02 PM

mbamber34 said:
Would i see a noticeable difference in performance compared to my gtx260? or would a better processor give me more performance from my card? Also could you recommend a good PSU upgrade?

Was looking at a 5850 or 6850 which is better?


Take a look for yourself http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/2...
As I said you already have a CPU capable of running the card to its full potential so why would you want a CPU upgrade ?

Mactronix
a b Î Nvidia
February 13, 2011 12:59:51 PM

jprahman said:
5850 is better than the 6850. I know that sounds kind of weird, but 5XXX GPUs are more powerful than 6XXX GPUs where the XXX is the same.


it is not weird. amd just make some adjustment to naming scheme. to some people it is confusing but if you read reviews you'll know which is which have better performance.
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