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Want to upgrade gpu..will I bottleneck?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 8, 2013 11:36:38 PM

Im looking to upgrade my GTX 650 1GB card to a GTX 660 2GB, but I'm not sure if it will be bottlenecked by my processor, motherboard, and ram.
Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9750 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz

Memory (DDR2) : 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory : 4094MB RAM
Total Memory : 4.00 GB (800mhz) DDR2

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (1GB)

Monitor Name: SyncMaster 226BW(Digital) 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Motherboard: Model : GA-MA785GM-US2H
- Manufacturer : Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

Hard Drive: ST3300622AS ATA Device(Seagate, 300G)
Media Type : Fixed hard disk media
Size : 279.46 GB
Interface Type : Serial ATA
Power Supply: Antec 650W

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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2013 11:41:11 PM

Yes there would be a bottleneck. You may just want to hold off and save for a whole new system.
March 8, 2013 11:43:23 PM

Would I notice a big improvement on FPS in gaming from what I have now to a 660 card?
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2013 11:45:49 PM

There's no point in getting a medium end card if your cpu will just bring it down to low end level, which you already have.
March 8, 2013 11:49:27 PM

So the GTX 650 I have now is probably the best I'll get on this machine?
What would you recommend to run a 660 at it's best?

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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2013 11:56:29 PM

Most medium end modern cpu's will work very well with a 660.

For amd I would go with either a 6300 or a 8350.

For intel either an i3 3220 or a 3570k.

Of course that depends on what you want to spend. You would have to replace the mobo for any of these.
March 9, 2013 12:32:56 AM

Ok, thank you. Looks like I'll wait on the GPU upgrade and start saving up for an entirely new PC.
March 9, 2013 12:33:01 AM

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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2013 12:33:36 AM

Well, best of luck to you.