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Upgrading gpu question?

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December 6, 2012 10:01:33 PM

How good of a graphics card can I upgrade to before my cpu starts to limit it?

I have a core i5 2320 at 3.0 ghz. I usually upgrade my gpu every year, to one under 150w and under $250. Right now I have a gtx 660.

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December 6, 2012 10:12:15 PM

You could go up to pretty much anything. You might have a slight drop off at the 670, 7970 or 680 but they'd still give an increase over they're lower models. Also I believe there is a way to keep the boost at 3.3Ghz regardless of usage.
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December 7, 2012 1:30:34 AM

The Core i5-2xxx is such a strong CPU, that you can choose any gfx card you can afford and not be hindered by CPU bottle neck... at least not enough to worry about.
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