#8271919, By manuel_garcia GTX 570 with Core 2 Duo - worth it?

  • manuel_garcia 20 Dec 2011 08:40:17 4,079 posts
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    Hey all. I'm in need of some upgrade advice if anybody has a moment!

    My system is a relatively stable old e8400 running at 3GHz, paired with 4GB RAM (slow DDR3 if memory serves) and an ATI 5750 running straight into my AV setup via HDMI.

    Most games still run fine on the 5750 at medium to high settings, but I'm finally feeling the upgrade bug. I was wondering if I could get away with one more GPU addition before chucking in the towel on the processor and motherboard next year some time.

    The GTX 570 seems to be the sweet spot for value at the moment (happy to take advice on that though), but would the older CPU become a bottleneck at that point? Not sure on the state of games requiring multiple or quad cores these days, and if it's only a few that demand a beefy CPU then I can happily wait out and upgrade that further down the line.

    Cheers all!
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