APU or CPU and Video card

Hello folks, Ive got a wee little question for you. I know my system is a bit old by now, I noticed even with a newer gfx card my games are being bottle necked by my cpu. Would this newer APU give a better all around performance boost, even w/o the discrete vcard.

Right now I am running the following system:

Motherboard: Asus P5G41T-M
Processor: Intel Pentium 6 - E5800 @ 3200MHz
Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500413AS 16mbcache
Memory: Patriot 4gb PC10666 - (1333mhz)
Video Card: ASUS GTX 550 Ti
Apevia warlock 900watt PSU

I was looking into building a new system with the following spec.

RAM : DDR3 : 8GB/Kit : PC10666 : Patriot Sector 5 : PGV38G1333ELK
CPU : AMD : Llano : A8 3850 : FM1 : Quad Core
Motherboard : ATX : FM1 : DDR3 : Asus : F1A75-V PRO
Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500413AS 16mb cache
Apevia warlock 900watt PSU
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  1. Your gfx card will be better than the on board igp of the llano.

    Just upgrade your motherboard/cpu.
  2. mosco2005 said:
    Hello folks, Ive got a wee little question for you. I know my system is a bit old by now, I noticed even with a newer gfx card my games are being bottle necked by my cpu. Would this newer APU give a better all around performance boost, even w/o the discrete vcard.

    Right now I am running the following system:

    Motherboard: Asus P5G41T-M
    Processor: Intel Pentium 6 - E5800 @ 3200MHz
    Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500413AS 16mbcache
    Memory: Patriot 4gb PC10666 - (1333mhz)
    Video Card: ASUS GTX 550 Ti
    Apevia warlock 900watt PSU

    I was looking into building a new system with the following spec.

    RAM : DDR3 : 8GB/Kit : PC10666 : Patriot Sector 5 : PGV38G1333ELK
    CPU : AMD : Llano : A8 3850 : FM1 : Quad Core
    Motherboard : ATX : FM1 : DDR3 : Asus : F1A75-V PRO
    Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500413AS 16mb cache
    Apevia warlock 900watt PSU



    No, it would not. The gpu you have is better than the integrated gpu http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=647&card2=653 (granted this is the 6570 not the 6550D but it is close and actually stronger).
  3. ust see if you can get your hands on a quad*used* new would be way too pricey, your board is ddr3, all you need is a q6600/q9400 and you are on par or better than a i3 2100
  4. I knew the 550Ti is better then the HD 6550, I guess I should of been more clear, sorry.
    Even with the GFX card on my current system, would the Newer APU system bode better performance in games with slightly lower setting's since I wont be experiencing any bottle necking or stuttering of frame rates due to a slow cpu, or would the 6550 still cause the same amount of graphical lag.
  5. You will have better frame rates/less graphical lag with the 550ti over the 6550d.

    Upgrade your motherboard/cpu for better overall performance.
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