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    Old 03-18-2012, 08:25 AM
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    I wonder if paring this card with my Q9400 is a good idea.

    Is my processor too old and will it create a bottleneck?
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    I wonder if paring this card with my Q9400 is a good idea.

    Is my processor too old and will it create a bottleneck?
    You should be fine.
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    I wonder if paring this card with my Q9400 is a good idea.

    Is my processor too old and will it create a bottleneck?
    Here are the anandtech benches of your 9400 vs the always recommended 2500K. I believe the GPU they use is the GTX 280.

    [url]http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/76?vs=288[/url]

    Edit: Hovering over the little "notes" icon under the CPUs name reveals the specs of the PC used and it is a GTX 280. The 5870 is used but since the q9400 was before the 5870s time, they don't have benches with it.
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    You should be fine.
    Do you think upgrading the processor just for the graphics card update is pointless?
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    Do you think upgrading the processor just for the graphics card update is pointless?
    We're gamers. Upgrading the graphics card is always more beneficial than upgrading the CPU.
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    We're gamers. Upgrading the graphics card is always more beneficial than upgrading the CPU.
    That is good to know. I wonder if the 670 (when it is released) would offer significant improvement over the 570.
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    it's all subjective as to what you would call significant. IMO I am an optimist and so I would think yes it will be a notable improvement
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    it's all subjective as to what you would call significant. IMO I am an optimist and so I would think yes it will be a notable improvement
    Lets say when I play Crysis (Yep! I am going to play that game again!), there is a significant improvement in the framerate when I playing it at Maximum, then I think the investment is worth it for me.

    I tend to be fairly conservative with money, so I can afford to splurge every now and then.
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    Lets say when I play Crysis (Yep! I am going to play that game again!), there is a significant improvement in the framerate when I playing it at Maximum, then I think the investment is worth it for me.

    I tend to be fairly conservative with money, so I can afford to splurge every now and then.
    Its probably going to be a semi big improvement from 570 to 670. Its nothing worth upgrade for though, especially if you already got a good card such as the 570.
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    Check out some benches for the GTX 680:

    [url]http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-review-dethrones-hd-7970-edges-gtx-590-benchmarks/[/url]

    After those benches and this:

    http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/26437-nvidia-gtx-680-price-now-set-at-us-$499

    I think AMD will finally price their 7970 at its rightful range.

    Edit: Should I have put this in another thread?
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