My 5770 is lagging so much for skyrim and battlefield 3, it's driving me nuts.
I need an upgrade, but I don't know if I would be able to avoid cpu bottlenecking
since my q6600 is relatively old. Can anyone please give me an answer for this?
On my last question on this forum, I found out these two games do use quite a
bit of CPU resources, so I'm not sure what I'm heading into here.
Oh, and would it be a good idea to add more rams? I currently have 4Gs
5770 to a 560Ti can add potentially 50%-90% graphics performance in games at typical resolutions.
Since you made no mention of clock speeds, I can assume your Q6600 is stock speed (2.4Ghz)? If so, your processor would definitely limit the gain from upgrading to a 560Ti. I encourage you to consider an overclock for your processor before a video card upgrade. You'd need an aftermarket cooler (as little as $25 will do it). For about a year now I've been running a Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz, a 50% overclock, that is about the limit for this processor on air cooling. If this isn't something you're super comfortable with, don't write it off too fast. Since you're not forking over the money for an entire brand new rig, I can see that you are financially conscious, so with a little money and research, even if you've never OC'd before, you can really get a lot more out of your processor.
You don't need more system RAM for games.