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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to kenng Register or log in to remove Brett928S2 CPUs Master 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 | Report abuse Reply to Brett928S2 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. | Report abuse Reply to moleybear Rockdpm CPUs Expert 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 | Report abuse Reply to Rockdpm 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. | Report abuse Reply to hytecgowthaman Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Is the upgrade worth it?> Related ressources: ForumWill this upgrade be worth it??? ForumWorth the upgrade ? Forum8350 upgrade from 8120 worth it? ForumUpgrade from 660 TI to 680 Worth It? ForumIs it worth the upgrade ? ForumWorth the upgrade ? ForumIs it really worth an intel upgrade if i already have a 990fx Forum5870 to 7970 worth the upgrade ? ForumWorth Upgrade ForumUpgrade from Radeon 5770 CX to 7850 worth it? ForumIs it worth to upgrade pc now? ForumUpgrade from i7 920 to i5 3570K.. worth it? ForumDual Xeons worth an upgrade over my 2600k? Am i wasting money? ForumIs it worth the upgrade ? Athlon x4 620 to Phenom x4 965 BE ForumUpgrade from GTX 570 1GB to 7905 ( worth it?) ForumUpgrade evga gtx580sc? is it worth it? ForumIs an upgrade from a 560 to a 660ti worth it or do i wait ForumIvy bridge upgrade , is it worth it? ForumWould a .13ghz upgrade be worth it ForumFX-6200 vs FX-6300? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !