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I'm pretty sure at higher resolutions the GPU is more important than the CPU.
Of course, overclocking your CPU-BN-RAM higher wouldn't be a bad idea. rolleyes.gif

http://www.guru3d.com/article/battlefield-3-vga-and-cpu-performance-benchmark-test/3
There's hardly any difference there with lower resolutions (in the guru3d link), so higher resolutions you should be fine.
(Basically an extension of what Celeras said doh.gif)
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BenchmarkExtreme showed that '' A stock Phenom II X6 1100T is sufficient to run GTX 570 and GTX 570 SLI at full potential'' after testing 14 games at 2560x1600 (which is slightly higher than your 2560x1440).

I reckon the additional 2 cores + the 1MB extra L2 Cache + 0.1GHz of an Phenom II X6 1100T over your Phenom II X4 955 are not making a big difference as far as gaming is concerned.

And, I also reckon that a GTX680 performs somewhere between a GTX570 and GTX570 SLI.

Therefore, I conclude that your stock clocked Phenom II X4 955 should handle a GTX680 well at 2560x1440.
(Of course, this also depends on the game. If it is a CPU intensive game like FSX, then it is always going to be CPU bottleneck.)

Reference:-
http://benchmarkextreme.com/Articles/Phenom%20II%20X6%201100T/P17.html
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I'd also like to add if you're going to play Battlefield 3, even at 4GHz a Phenom II X4 (Even X6) is going to be a huge bottleneck for your GPU. thumb.gif
    
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even my overclocked gtx 470 I think I'm bottlenecking on my Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.6ghz
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even my overclocked gtx 470 I think I'm bottlenecking on my Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.6ghz

Sure you are, I've seen it even on an HD5870. thumb.gif
    
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I'd also like to add if you're going to play Battlefield 3, even at 4GHz a Phenom II X4 (Even X6) is going to be a huge bottleneck for your GPU. thumb.gif

Well, you're on the right track... except its the exact opposite of what you said. Battlefield 3 is like, the most non-CPU dependent game in existence right now.

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post #17 of 37
My Phenom II x4 was holding back my GTX 470. A GTX 680 would be held back just that much more.

Honestly though, go for the monitor + GPU first. You will notice how badly you need the CPU upgrade, I promise this much. It'll just push you over to Intel that much faster. wink.gif
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eh? really? are gmes cpu dependant? ik youre going to bottleneck ona athlon 255 or something but i highly doubt on a phenom2 quadcore or something, as celeras posted above im with those benches, ive played with a few cards and my athlon 620 (with l3 cache) hasnt held the beasts back
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eh? really? are gmes cpu dependant? ik youre going to bottleneck ona athlon 255 or something but i highly doubt on a phenom2 quadcore or something, as celeras posted above im with those benches, ive played with a few cards and my athlon 620 (with l3 cache) hasnt held the beasts back

You have an HD5750. That's a HUGE difference from a GTX 680.

And yes really. I had a 3.85GHz Phenom II x4 (2.75GHz NB, DDR2-1100 at 5-5-5-15). My GTX 470 did great honestly. I was very impressed. I jumped to my i5 2500k at stock, and every single game was 1,000x smoother (that I play). Minimum framerate jumps were insane, and that's what makes or breaks a game. Not average.
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You have an HD5750. That's a HUGE difference from a GTX 680.
And yes really. I had a 3.85GHz Phenom II x4 (2.75GHz NB, DDR2-1100 at 5-5-5-15). My GTX 470 did great honestly. I was very impressed. I jumped to my i5 2500k at stock, and every single game was 1,000x smoother (that I play). Minimum framerate jumps were insane, and that's what makes or breaks a game. Not average.

'played with a few cards' , ive used several cards such as 560ti's and 6950's and my 620 doesnt hold them back :|, but then i cant argue if you did see a performance increase that significant
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