Originally Posted by nipplepie
Also I right now have another computer with a i3 540 @4.46GHz (110% stable 60C max
) with a GTX 280. Would it be a possibility to maybe slowly upgrade into the setup above? I have a Asus MATX mobo so that will fit in a Prodigy M. If I buy a GTX 680 for it, would it bottleneck? Also it's win7 32bit (you can't install 64 on the i3 540 right? At least when I tried it said it doesnt work), so would the 2GB Vram, reduce the PC's performance as the 4GB ram, would only be seen as 2GB?
Id say drop a 560 in that rig, anything more would start to be limited by your CPU (i think, dont quote me on that) tho dropping in a 680 should work
Intel says it has a 64 bit instruction set so it should work on a 64 bit OS. just what the site says, again dont quote me on that xD
Most cards run out of speed before they run out of RAM. 4gb cards might be a good idea because of the huge amount of memory the new consoles have but nothings really proven yet.
*EDIT* i have a 1 gig 560ti and it still runs modern games just fine. Farcy 3 being what im playing now, runs buttery smooth somewhere in the 50 fps range on high settings (if i remember correctly, ill double check the graphics settings)Edited by M3nta1 - 9/13/13 at 11:32am