Closed Should i Upgrade my CPU or GPU? Tags: Nvidia GPUs CPUs Graphics Product Last response: January 17, 2013 8:44 AM in Graphics & Displays Share aphest January 17, 2013 3:38:47 AM Hello, I am currently debating whether to buy a new GPU or a new CPU, i cant only afford one or the other. My specs: Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM GeForce GTX 460 2770MB I can play games like Planetside 2 on High settings with minimal lag, however, when a lot of stuff is going on in the game at once on High settings, i will suffer a greater amount of lag. Should i change out my GPU or my CPU? also my Mobo is a MSI 785GM P-45 More about : upgrade cpu gpu ASHISH65 a b Î Nvidia a b à CPUs January 17, 2013 3:48:03 AM Your rig is fine i think.if you want to upgrade then you should upgrade both gpu and cpu.as yours both are old now.but think yourself that you really need a upgrade. Score 0 aphest January 17, 2013 4:00:15 AM Well it definitely isnt running Planetside 2 as smoothly as it should be. Would i see better results with a new GPU or with a new CPU? Score 0 Related resources Should I upgrade my CPU or GPU? - Forum Should I upgrade my CPU or my GPU? - Forum Should I upgrade my CPU fan or my GPU first? - Forum Should I upgrade my CPU or GPU first? - Forum what should i upgrade first cpu or gpu? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ASHISH65 a b Î Nvidia a b à CPUs January 17, 2013 4:15:55 AM yes you will see a huge difference if you upgrade to cpu to i5 3570 and gpu to hd 7850,7870,gtx660 Score 0 morbious81 January 17, 2013 4:29:27 AM ..... Or since you're obviously running an AMD motherboard you would want to use an AMD CPU.... Do you happen to know what motherboard you have in your machine right now? Score 0 hytecgowthaman January 17, 2013 4:35:08 AM Upgrading is waste for u r system because already uptodate . so sell that system to get money for new system . Score 0 Best solution photonboy a b Î Nvidia a c 179 à CPUs January 17, 2013 5:24:00 AM Come on people, answer the question... My advice is to buy an HD7850/70 2GB video card. Here's a recommended model (though please give a BUDGET next time): HD7870 2GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HD7850 2GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... A GTX660, or Ti is another option though you'd have to verify benchmarks vs prices. *Please be WARNED, there appear to be quite a difference in quality. There are cheaper cards than I recommend but I caution you to be careful. If in doubt, get one of these. Installation: 1. remove current NVIDIA drivers 2. Turn PC OFF. 3. Swap cards. 4. Turn PC ON. 5. Download and install the latest drivers. Share aphest January 17, 2013 6:51:02 AM Best answer selected by aphest. Score 0 aphest January 17, 2013 6:51:24 AM Thank you Photonboy for providing the answer i was looking for Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat Should I upgrade CPU,RAM,GPU Help Please Forum SolvedShould i upgrade my CPU or GPU first?! Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my cpu or gpu? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my cpu or gpu to get better fps on dayz standalone? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade GPU or CPU Forum SolvedShould i upgrade my CPU or GPU Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade first for better PC gaming - CPU, GPU or RAM? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my GPU or my CPU? Forum SolvedShould i upgrade my CPU or my GPU Forum SolvedIs now the time to upgrade (CPU/MB/RAM or GPU), or should I wait? Forum Solvedshould I upgrade GPU + CPU overclocking question. Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU or GPU? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU or GPU Forum Solvedlow fps should i upgrade my cpu or gpu? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade? My CPU or my GPU? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !