Is the upgrade worth it? Tags: CPUs Phenom Last response: December 26, 2012 2:58 AM in CPUs Share kenng 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 More about : upgrade worth Brett928S2 a b à CPUs 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 moleybear 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. Related resources Will this upgrade be worth it??? - Forum Worth the upgrade ? - Forum 8350 upgrade from 8120 worth it? - Forum Upgrade from 660 TI to 680 Worth It? - Forum Is it worth the upgrade ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rockdpm a b à CPUs 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 hytecgowthaman 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Worth the upgrade ? Forum Is it really worth an intel upgrade if i already have a 990fx Forum 5870 to 7970 worth the upgrade ? Forum Worth Upgrade Forum Upgrade from Radeon 5770 CX to 7850 worth it? Forum Is it worth to upgrade pc now? Forum Upgrade from i7 920 to i5 3570K.. worth it? Forum Dual Xeons worth an upgrade over my 2600k? Am i wasting money? Forum Is it worth the upgrade ? Athlon x4 620 to Phenom x4 965 BE Forum Upgrade from GTX 570 1GB to 7905 ( worth it?) Forum Upgrade evga gtx580sc? is it worth it? Forum Is an upgrade from a 560 to a 660ti worth it or do i wait Forum Ivy bridge upgrade , is it worth it? Forum Would a .13ghz upgrade be worth it Forum FX-6200 vs FX-6300? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !