Hello, i have been asking in this forum for a while about my processor and others things. I´m trying to figure out why my CPU isn´t running well or enough to run with a good fps or without problems most games (Appearently my CPU isn´t that bad).
Because the cost of the best CPU that my motherboard is compatible to i´m planning in buying a new motherboard and then a decent but cheaper CPU.
My current CPU is a Pentium Dual core 3Ghz and my graphic card is a Radeon HD 6870.
If it is because my CPU is just simply bad or not good enough which motherboard you can suggest me to go according to a new CPU and my current Video card?
"The cost of the best graphics card that my motherboard is compatible with" <- I have never heard of such thing occuring. Who told you that? All motherboards, as long as it supports PCI-E 2.0, will be able to support ANY GPU on the market at the current moment.
What is the exact model of your CPU and motherboard? If it's an LGA1155 Pentium, you can upgrade to something such as a GTX560 Ti or even a Radeon HD7850 without suffering too much bottleneck. The wise thing to do would most likely be upgrade to a Core i5 and get the beefiest GPU can afford.
which means its an lga 775
which means a complete system upgrade is in order except your graphics card.
your radeon hd6870 is more than enough for upto 1080p gaming but your cpu is bottlenecking it now.
yeah so get a new cpu+mobo+ram etc.. dont get a new gpu if you game at or less than 1080p.
i would suggest an ivy bridge core i3-3220 + a cheap H61 or H67 mobo if you are on a budget ..
you could always upgrade to a better cpu like i5;down the road..
but keep your current hd6870.
Thank you for clearing that up, I was puzzled by that
Anyway, I would recommend upgrading to something such as an Intel Core i3 3220 (if you're on a budget) and pair it up with an ASRock H77M motherboard. The Mobo+CPU combination will cost around $200 for a massive leap in gaming performance. You'll have to purchase a kit of DDR3 RAM, however.