I am thinking of getting myself a GTX 670 and was concerned about any possible bottlenecks. Would I notice a significant bottleneck, and if so what should I upgrade to? On HP's site it tells me my upgrade option. I found a few possessors but I'm not sure they are really cut out for gaming. I need an outside opinion on this please.
Max TDP: 95W
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
NOTE-Only Socket AM3 processors are supported with this motherboard.
AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto core)
AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
AMD Sempron Single Core 1xx (Sargas core)
My native resolution is 1080p so yes, I am playing in that. Would you recommend we switching over to the new ivy bridges? If so, how would one go around installing a new motherboard. The MoBo is the only thing I don't touch in my computer, so I would most likely just get the Geek Squad to do it. Also, can you guys give me an estimate eon how many frames I will be missing due to my bottleneck.