Hi. I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 3.04 GHz with an EVGA GTX 550 Ti FPB. I think my current CPU bottleneck's the video card. I am interested in upgrading my CPU to a AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE. Would this be a good upgrade for the moment. Will the video card perform better? TY.
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More than likely there will be performance increase but you may have to update your BIOS first depending upon your motherboard's support for the processor. What motherboard do you have?
I have a Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 and already have bios upgraded to F7N that supports the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE.
This link shows a comparison between the two processors but you're basically looking at near 100% improvement across the board which makes it very much worth it http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/30?vs=102 With the BIOS update already in place, I can't think of any reason not to upgrade.