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Old July 15, 2012, 05:58 PM
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I would say gpu first. Yes it will be bottlenecked by your cpu but you should still get a bigger boost in games than upgrading just the cpu. You can also run your games in higher details with a new gpu.
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Old July 15, 2012, 07:11 PM
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thankyou and yes it supports all am3 x6 cpus
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Old July 15, 2012, 09:14 PM
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The problem is that x6 cpu are now expensive and hard to come by (should have grabbed one when they were $150-160 ish for a 1090t. Given the current pricing I would not invest in an x6. I would say try to find a used 955/965/1090t/1100t if upgrading the cpu.
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Old July 15, 2012, 11:31 PM
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That and most games don't use 6 cores... get yourself a x4 and save some bucks to throw at the GPU... by the time 6 cores will be useful, the phenoms won't be..

As for which to get now... well even an x2 (depending on the game) should run well under max usage whereas the GPU will be max'd...
Bump up to a 570 then get the CPU if your budget goes that far.. Should last you as long as your 5770.
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Old July 16, 2012, 12:24 AM
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+1 for the GPU upgrade.

I had a HD5750 + 720BE @3.6 and thought I would upgrade, the CPU. So I bought a 1090t before they became rare and OC'd to 4GHz, and I noticed very little change in my gaming, then I bought a HD5770 to crossfire and AWSOME results in all the synthetic tests, but horrible stutter whenever First Person views were rotated so I would say go for a single card solution, I picked up a GTX480 for $200 at New egg its hot but its fast.

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Old July 16, 2012, 01:27 AM
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That's because a 5750 Isn't bottlenecked by a 720BE, if you were to have upgraded to crossfire before getting a 1090T you would have noticed it.
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Old July 16, 2012, 06:51 PM
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That's because a 5750 Isn't bottlenecked by a 720BE, if you were to have upgraded to crossfire before getting a 1090T you would have noticed it.
I dare say they wouldn't...
If your GPU is being bottle necked then all you will see is a performance increase... (without monitoring anything, and with the hardware being used, not the type of user to do that)
but when you get a new CPU you'll see more as you have the extra cpu power and the GPU will be able to run 100%

Short version.. Even if the GPU gets bottle-necked, you will see more of an increase from a GPU bump than a CPU bump.
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Old July 16, 2012, 10:36 PM
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There's only a handful of games out there that actually make use of more than 2 cores, and hardly anyone plays those games. Linus did an episode for some of the popular games with CPU cores. Basically, anything above 2 threads (yes, even 1 core with hyperthreading) has no significant impact on gaming performance. It's all within margin of error.
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Old July 16, 2012, 11:28 PM
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There's only a handful of games out there that actually make use of more than 2 cores, and hardly anyone plays those games. Linus did an episode for some of the popular games with CPU cores. Basically, anything above 2 threads (yes, even 1 core with hyperthreading) has no significant impact on gaming performance. It's all within margin of error.

Yes more threads are not very useful (in most games).. But a newer core will be better than an old one.. and also the extra bandwidth allows the gpu to open up..

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depending on the game depends on the difference but there is a difference..
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Old July 17, 2012, 02:00 PM
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All you really need these days are 2 fast cores and a mid to highend gpu for good 1080P-1200P gaming. You can usually overclock your physical cores a bit higher with hyperthreading disabled so that is what I have done in the past on some older gaming systems.
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