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Is there a bottleneck? Or just old stuff...

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December 30, 2012 6:01:09 AM

So I've been thinking... do I have a bottleneck?

Specs relevant:
GFX: 460 v2 OC'ed to Core: 900 | Shaders: 1800 | Memory: 2440
CPU: i5-650
RAM: Generic 6 gigs
PSU: Kingwin 650w

I don't if there is a bottleneck somewhere, or I just happen to have some lame/old ***. Thanks for any advice.

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December 30, 2012 6:14:38 AM

definitely the 460. It was great at the time but now even a 7770 beats it. The i5 is also aging but that isn't your main bottleneck, my advice is buy a decent mid-range card (7870) and upgrade to Ivy bridge with a decent cpu (I3-3230) and sell the 460s and i5-650
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December 30, 2012 6:58:04 AM

I'm not too fond of how ATI cards have treated me in the past, would it be beneficial to swap out my 460 for say a 660 or 670?
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December 30, 2012 8:09:24 AM

Kamen_BG said:
Yeah, a GTX 660 or 670 will be a huge upgrade from the GTX 460.
The card i think you should buy though sits right between those two.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75183&vpn=GV-N66TOC-2G...
It give you roughly double the performance of your current card at stock.

I heard though, that although it has a great performance compared to it's price, the 660 or the 670 have an even better performance per dollar. Is this true?
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