Hardware Bottle necks!
So After upgrading my Gpu from a XFX 4890 to a Gigabyte GTX 560 OC.
I was trying out a few games that I couldn't play before like Just Cause 2.
My frame rate was no better then is was a few years back with my Old 4890.
I guess my hardware is getting to old.
MSI k9a2 platinum, AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE @ 3.8Ghz,6GB's DDR2 6400 @ 800Mhz
I think my Mobo and Ram are the two parts holding my whole computer back so I am going to replace them with something newer then a bit later I plain to replace the Cpu.
Here are the parts I've picked out. I'm just asking for some opinions on my old hardware to the newer stuff.
ASUS Crosshair V FORMULA-Z ATX AM3+ 990FX/SB950 DDR3 CrossFireX 3PCI-E16 SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor Socket AM3+ 4.0GHZ 16MB 125W Retail Box
G.SKILL TridentX F3-2400C10D-16GTX 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-2400 CL10 240PIN 1.65V Dual Channel Memory Kit
The mobo is overkill. For forty bucks less...get the Sabertooth (hell for 220 you can get a GB UD7!!!).
The ram is overkill. For a lot less get DDR 1600 or 1800. No real dif in real world performance...just less voltage and less cost!!
I'm sure other folks will chime in but I doubt the 965BE is bottlenecking the card any more than one of the new AMD procs. Quite simply they don't offer much gaming improvement over OC'd PHII chips..... OTOH I wouldn't be surprised if the motherboard wasn't and wonder if maybe just a sabertooth 990FX might not improve things a bit.
With the same budget drop in an i5 3570k.. much better game performance. But as said above, the chip you have now is not bad.
Your processor is transferable to am3+ motherboards. Keep it. Just spend the money on a new mobo and memory.
With that budget z77 motherboard, 3570k, and 2x4gb 1600 mhz ram.
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