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After recently purchasing some extra monitors, I'm running 2x 1080P in eyefinity, love it, however, my GPU is getting of an age where the games I play are superseding it, I have the cash to buy a high end card currently (GTX 590/ ATI 6990) but I am told that my motherboard will struggle, Foxconn P45, not sure if there talking out of there behinds, my PSU has plenty enough power, does the quality of my mobo directly effect how a GPU runs?
    
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After recently purchasing some extra monitors, I'm running 2x 1080P in eyefinity, love it, however, my GPU is getting of an age where the games I play are superseding it, I have the cash to buy a high end card currently (GTX 590/ ATI 6990) but I am told that my motherboard will struggle, Foxconn P45, not sure if there talking out of there behinds, my PSU has plenty enough power, does the quality of my mobo directly effect how a GPU runs?
I don't think you would see any sort of noticeable difference from one motherboard to another, assuming the other components remained the same. You may see a difference in benchmarking...but in actual use? I would say most likely not.
    
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but as for gaming, it is better to upgrade one's GPU, then mobo/CPU ?
    
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it's strange that they were claiming that it'd kill the card, which is an odd claim to be making... *cough* jealousy *cough*
    
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but as for gaming, it is better to upgrade one's GPU, then mobo/CPU ?
Without a doubt. Gaming will always see more of an increase from a GPU upgrade vs a CPU upgrade. Unless the CPU is extremely outdated, which isn't the case for you.
    
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Without a doubt. Gaming will always see more of an increase from a GPU upgrade vs a CPU upgrade. Unless the CPU is extremely outdated, which isn't the case for you.
His cpu will probably botteneck his 590 gtx or 6990 because its only at 3 ghz
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