Upgrade: CPU or Graphics Card? Tags: Homebuilt Graphics Cards CPUs Systems Last response: February 1, 2013 5:59 PM in Systems Share ghixson February 1, 2013 3:23:07 PM I'm looking to upgrade my computer. I currently have an AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core CPU and an MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB video card. I'm looking to spend under $200, and I'll likely buy either the Intel Core i5-3350P if I go CPU, or the Radeon HD 7850 2 GB if I go the video card route. Which way would end up providing the best benefits? Thanks! More about : upgrade cpu graphics card | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to ghixson Register or log in to remove ScrewySqrl Homebuilt system Master Graphics card Expert CPUs Expert February 1, 2013 3:55:56 PM the 7850. While at it, if your motherboard supports it, see if you can unlock the X3 into an X4. | Report abuse Reply to ScrewySqrl camohanna Homebuilt system Authority February 1, 2013 5:59:25 PM If you want to get an i5, you will need a intel motherboard. I also suggest the 7850 and anyway, haswell is coming so you can either take advantage of cheap ivy's/sandys or get haswell itself. | Report abuse Reply to camohanna Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Upgrade: CPU or Graphics Card?> Related ressources: ForumNeed advice on what to upgrade ( CPU or Graphics Card ) ForumCPU or Graphics Card Upgrade ? ForumLooking to upgrade graphics card but worried cpu is too old ForumUpgrade CPU /GPU or install graphics card ForumNot Sure wether to upgrade Mobo/ Cpu Or Graphics Card ForumWill my CPU bottleneck my GPU and what graphics card to upgrade to. ForumUpgrade Help: $500-$700 Gaming/ Graphics PC: CPU , MB, G- Card ForumTrying to figure out if I should upgrade Graphics Card or CPU /RAM. ForumCPU and Graphics card upgrade ? ForumUpgrade CPU or add $ to graphics card ForumUpgrading graphics card on old CPU - makes sense or not? ForumUpgrade the Graphics card or CPU ?? ForumUpgrade up Asus G50VT cpu or graphics card ? Forum[Solved] Is my cpu bottlenecking my graphics card and should I upgrade ? ForumGraphics card & CPU upgrade question ForumShould I upgrade Graphics Card or CPU (Phenom X4 or AMD 6950 1gb) ForumDell XPS 27 Graphic card & CPU upgrade ForumDell XPS 27 CPU & Graphic card upgrade ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] ForumNo POST, PSU fan spins but CPU fan does not, internal speaker ticking. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !