VGA upgrade - potential bottlenecks?
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QVGA (320×240), VGA (640×480), SVGA (800×600)
Extended Graphics Array
XGA (1024×768), WXGA (1280×768), XGA+ (1152×864), WXGA+ (1440×900), SXGA (1280×1024), WSXGA+ (1680×1050), UXGA (1600×1200), WUXGA (1920×1200)
Quad Extended Graphics Array
WQXGA (2560×1600), WQUXGA (3840×2400)
Hyper Extended Graphics Array
WHXGA (5120×3200), WHSXGA (6400×4096), WHUXGA (7680×4800)
HD (1280×720), FHD (1920×1080), QHD (2560×1440), WQXGA+ (3200x1800), UHD (4K) (3840×2160), UHD (8K) (7680×4320)
vince wrote:Hi all,
I'm planning to finally upgrade my trustworthy Radeon 4870 to a Radeon 7870. My question is: will my CPU become a bottleneck, in a way that I wouldn't get the most out of this card? My CPU is an AMD Phenom II X4 965.
The other problem I may have is I only have 4Gb of RAM. The thing is that my older mobo uses DDR2 memory, and I can't find a decently priced 8Gb kit from a reliable source. Could that also be a bottleneck, both for speed and size?
Or one could say... upgrade mobo+CPU+RAM before the video card? I'm ready to spend on that VGA, but not sure about the mobo+CPU+RAM as that will be close to twice the price. And so of course, definitely not ready to upgrade everything.
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