Hello, I am currently running a two year old rig with an Athlon II X4 635 and a Radeon HD 5830. I was considering upgrading one of the two parts, but I wasn't not sure if doing so would result in a bottleneck from the older component.
My questions are as follows:
1. If I were to upgrade my graphics card to a newer model (most likely in the $200-$300 range), would my framerate be held back by my older processor?
2. If I were to upgrade my CPU to a newer model ($100-$250, AM3+), should I expect any performance improvements?
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1 it would still be an upgrade and you could always overclock the CPU to keep up. 2 in some games but the 5830 is about the max the current CPU can keep up with.
I've never gotten into overclocking, so I have no idea how to go about doing it. How much would I have to overclock my current CPU to get it to keep up with a 660 Ti, 660, 7950, or 7870?