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Hey, Ive been thinking of an upgrade,but i dont know if i should just upgrade from a 6870 to a 570 or better,or just wait for bulldozer than decide between that and 2600k.....so my question is upgrade gpu now,or wait and upgrade cpu and mobo and ram to ddr3,,,,,is my cpu and ram a bottle neck?

all games were good till now, i downloaded crysis 2 dx11 and hi-res pack,and my fps on ultra is playable but i want better lol

any advice or input much appreciated

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can your motherboard do crossfire? you could always buy another 6870 and crossfire your cards
    
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its a pretty decent leap from 6870 to 570. BD will be as fast as SB. Not faster. If your looking for a solid upgrade now, 570 is a good choice and future proof as you can add another one for later SLI!
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By switching to a 570 you'll gain 10 FPS at most. I recommend you either get another 6870 or wait to upgrade your CPU.

Personally if I was in your situation I would get another 6870 given your PSU and Mobo can support it and then save up for CPU/Mobo upgrade later. CPU bottlenecks aren't as big as most people think they are.
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na its a good mobo for oc and all but only one pci e slot

thanx for reply
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Hey, Ive been thinking of an upgrade,but i dont know if i should just upgrade from a 6870 to a 570 or better,or just wait for bulldozer than decide between that and 2600k.....so my question is upgrade gpu now,or wait and upgrade cpu and mobo and ram to ddr3,,,,,is my cpu and ram a bottle neck?

all games were good till now, i downloaded crysis 2 dx11 and hi-res pack,and my fps on ultra is playable but i want better lol

any advice or input much appreciated
Short answer yes your CPU will bottle neck one. Having said that I got a 570 first before sandy and did get better performance. Upgrading the CPU really increased my frame rates though. So I would say bulldozer or sandy.
 
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Do what im going to do and get another 6870 (maybe buy a new am3+ board if you have too) then you will be substantially faster than a 570
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any word on bulldozer release?
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save your money, buy a sandy bridge cpu , or wait for bulldozer, either way, you need cpu upgrade way more than gpu bro
post #10 of 13
Not with that CPU, and not with that PSU. I wouldn't do it. I'd wait and upgrade your PSU, board, RAM, and CPU first. You'll notice a FAR bigger jump in performance from that, than upgrading your GPU.
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