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Should I upgrade my CPU or GPU?

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September 15, 2012 7:04:48 PM

So I have an FX 4100, currently overclocked to 4.4ghz, and a Radeon 6950 2GB. I was considering getting a GTX 670, or an i5 2500k and upgrading the GPU later. I game at 1920x1080, and would like to run at highest settings or close to.

So, i5 or GTX 670?

My other specs include 8GB of ram and a Corsair 600w PSU.

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a b à CPUs
September 15, 2012 7:17:50 PM

go for i5, your video card is pretty good.
a b à CPUs
September 15, 2012 7:20:38 PM

do you have an actual problem you are trying to solve? unless you are at extreme resolution you may not see much difference.
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a b à CPUs
September 15, 2012 7:22:56 PM

I´d get the GTX 670 -- it will be a bit faster than the actual HD 6950 2GB, but the main difference you will notice is the AF -- anisotropic filtering, which will be almost the double texel rate. There should be also an improvement in pixel rate.
September 15, 2012 7:57:31 PM

I have a 6950 and a phenom II 955 - my plan (depending on how prices go) is to upgrade the cpu first then maybe stick in another 6950 a little bit down the line...

Like the OP says if there's a specific problem find the cause first and then upgrade according to that...

Good luck!