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Upgrade to GTX 680 from 5850 with CPU Phenom 1055T

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 29, 2012 7:51:46 PM

Greetings Guys,

I need your help with something please if you don't mind. My specs are:
Phenom 2 X6 1055t 2.8 GHZ
8 GB Memory Dimms Hyperx Kingston 1600 unganged mode
AMD 5850 to be upgraded to EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified 4GB GDDR5
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 650 watt
MB Gigabyte 880 GM-UD2H

Will I be able to upgrade my VGA card with no problems or bottlenecking from my CPU. Will I be able to have stable performance with the ability to overclock.

Please advise and appreciate that a lot
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November 30, 2012 2:36:31 AM

There will be some CPU bottle neck with the PHIIX6 due to the fact that games won't make use of all 6 cores. Maybe 2,maybe 3, or maybe on rare occasions 4 cores. So basically you have a 2.8GHZ PhIIX4 when it comes to gaming. But the GTX 680 will still be an improvement over the 5850. The CPU just won't be able to keep up with the card and you will not be getting your full money's worth from it.
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November 30, 2012 2:44:21 AM

I think your best bet would be a 660
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April 21, 2013 7:58:16 PM

You have a balanced system with your HD 5850, and Phenom 1055T.

On the other hand, you still can overclock your CPU to up to 4GHz, then getting a GTX 680 would make sense -- I am not sure if your PSU would handle it tough, but you can try! :)