I know my cpu (E5400) is rather outdated but I am looking to buy a card that will not bottleneck my cpu too bad. The 7770 VaporX is the card I am looking at but is the GTX 650 TI a better buy just from the specifications?
I am running a E5400 with a 6770. OC to 3.6ghz. But it doesnt help much. I can use 70% of gpu as an average and other 30% is lost due to cpu bottleneck. And if you want to run witcher 2, then there will be lagging as hell.
So i am not going to say 7770 will be ok as it is powerful than 6770. You probably can use 60% of gpu. So if you buy 7770, keep in mind for cpu upgrade. Phenom ii x4 based system will not require more than $240(CPU+mobo+ram)