New graphics card or faster processor please help? Tags: Graphics Cards Processors HD Graphics Last response: September 25, 2012 6:03 AM in Graphics & Displays Share sithpicazo September 25, 2012 6:00:03 AM Hello, I have a Intel core 2 quad processor (q9550) 8gbs ram DDR 1333 HD RADEON 5500 1GB So the question is (for gaming purposes) should i update to a AMD FX8150 Proccesor with my Ati HD5500 or just work on my current mob and processor and add an ATI HD 7850 2gbs? More about : graphics card faster processor echondo September 25, 2012 6:02:17 AM Well, when it comes down to upgrading anything, usually the best thing to upgrade first would be the GPU. I'd rather have a powerful GPU that is bottlenecked by a CPU and upgrade that down the road. However, we have to know which PSU you have in order to determine if your PSU can handle the new card. Until we know which PSU you have, the brand and wattage(model number would be helpful), I cannot fully recommend any upgrade. m 0 l amuffin a c 109 U Graphics card September 25, 2012 6:03:31 AM GPU! The 7850 will be perfectly fine, just make sure you have adequate power! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New graphics card or faster processor? Forum New graphics card or faster processor? Forum SolvedI have a emachine gma graphics 4800, pentium processor. What are new thing I should buy to make my computer run faster on game Forum SolvedHelp Me Pick A New Graphics Card please Forum SolvedHelp with new graphics card please help ! Forum Solvedplease please help, Is my r9 290x graphics card damaged should I get a new one? Forum SolvedPlease help me..Should I buy a PSU and new cabinet for my new Graphics Card HD7750 Forum SolvedNew Graphics Card for Battlefield 4 please help! Forum Solved(PLEASE HELP) New graphics card not working Forum SolvedHelp With Getting a New Graphics Card please! Forum SolvedPlease help me select a graphics card for new age gaming! :) Forum SolvedNo Signal New Graphics Card Please Help! Forum PLEASE HELP! Need ur opinion on processor, motherboard and graphic card for gaming pc Forum Solvednew graphics card please help (nvidia only please) Forum help me with my processor/graphic card problem please Forum SolvedNew Graphics Card - PLEASE HELP Forum SolvedWill a new graphics card make my pc run faster in general? Forum SolvedCan any one please help me?? question about my mother board and new graphic card. Forum Help please! Looking for new graphics card. Forum New graphics card...please help if able Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !