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Is the upgrade worth it?

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December 26, 2012 12:35:13 AM

I might upgrade from an athlon ii x3 450 to a Phenom ii x4. Is the performance different going to be significant when gaming compared to my current processor? Will a phenom bottleneck a 7870?

Specs:
CPU: Athlon ii x3 450
Mobo: Asrock 880gm-le
PSU: Corsair cx500
GPU: XFX DD 7870
Ram: 4gb Gskill Ripjaws

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December 26, 2012 12:37:10 AM

Hi :) 

The quad is well worth the upgrade, and will be fine for the gpu...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 26, 2012 12:37:34 AM

The Phenom wouldn't bottleneck that card, but i think its worth saving your money and just upgrading your whole machine in the future, as i don't think the performance will be worth it.
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December 26, 2012 2:45:23 AM

The Phenom II might get you another year out of your system until it will be time to upgrade your board and CPU again
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December 26, 2012 2:58:40 AM

The mobo is slower for phenom2 and 7870.wait for one or two months ucan buy 7950 at 7870 cost.surely price drop due to 8xxx series arival.
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