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AMD Athlon II X2 245

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November 23, 2012 5:05:13 AM

Hello, I was wondering what graphics card I could use, and fully utilize, with an AMD Anthlon X2 245. I currently have a Gt520 and a 480w psu (Recently died and looking to replace with a higher wattage psu). I also currently have 8gb of DDr3 Ram. Is it worth it to upgrade the processor and then buy a larger graphics card, or can I get decent performance with another graphics card with this processor without bottlenecking?

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November 23, 2012 5:14:44 AM

Depends on what kind of games your looking to run. Things like GTA SA, L4D2, FS2004, COD (any), won't really be limited by that CPU. I've got a Phenom II X4 @ 3.6ghz and most games of that age/style don't need much more than two cores and are usually using 80-90% of my GTX480.

As for things like BC2 or BF3 or GTA IV, my CPU and GPU are pretty much maxed and matched for their relative limitations.
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November 23, 2012 5:17:14 AM

A GTX460 would probably be about right for that CPU depending on what types of games you run. I had a 1GB PNY model and it was the bottleneck for my Phenom II X4 most of the time.

I had a GT240 1GB and it was the bottleneck for my Athlon II 265 I had a few years ago.
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November 23, 2012 5:36:22 AM

I'm not looking to do any hard core gaming, but the occasional game I come across i'd like to at least play with reasonable fps in 1080p. The Gtx460 looks reasonable and within the price range I was looking at.
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November 23, 2012 5:48:42 AM

What do you think about a GTX 650 Ti...? Looks reasonable for the price.
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Anonymous
November 23, 2012 7:24:26 PM

Anything in that level of performance would work well for your application. No point in spending more for a GPU/PSU unless you decide to upgrade your CPU.
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