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Im buying a I5 CPU and new motherboard to upgrade from my AMD Phenom 2.4 x4 I. The I5 im getting is Quad Core with 2.8 GHZ. IS this a good upgrade? Will this be a good performance differance? Thanks guys :D. I have 4GB and GTS 250 1GB to go with it. But il upgrade to GTX 460 2GB SLI. Is this a good upgrade CPU and Motherboard?

asked Dec 28 '10 at 16:02

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It will be faster but your CPU will bottleneck your performance if you go with 2 GTX 460's

PS the GTX 460 1GB can run pretty much any current game maxed out at 1920x1080 with no problem

no need for SLI, by the time you need the extra performance, there will be a new card that is similarly priced but much faster.

answered Dec 28 '10 at 16:07

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So it's worth the upgrade?

(Dec 28 '10 at 16:13) Vancar6 Vancar6's gravatar image

what is your CPU model, If it is a quad core Phenom II CPU then you wont notice much of an improvement. if it is a Phenom I CPU then you will notice better CPU performance when gaming and especially when encoding videos or rendering 3d stuff with a program like maya

I would also recommend that you only go with 1 GTX 460, with mid range parts, you wont get the full performance boost of 2 GTX 460's and if you end up with a board that scales to 8x 8x PCI-e then you may even lose performance on certain games

Stick with 1 GTX 460. PS the GTX 460 overclocks very well, especially if you get one that allows you to adjust the voltage, you can get like a 300MHz overclock out of it over the stock reference clock.

This will give you a pretty large performance boost.

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