upgrade from geforce 550 ti 1gb

  osirus79 19:23 PM 15 May 13
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Hi i need some help with upgrading my graphics card from a asus geforce 550 ti 1gb, my budget is around £200 to £240, any suggestions would be helpfull

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:18 PM 15 May 13

Based on my own experience I would recommend a Asus GeForce GTX660 TI which performs very well for me at 1920x1080, in conjunction with an Intel Core i5 3570K.

  osirus79 21:45 PM 15 May 13

thx for the response, ive been doing abit research into it and i think the 660 is a good choice but im worried that my system will bottle neck via my cpu which is pentium 4 dual core 3.00ghz,would upgrading that to quad core be better or is it fine the way it is :)

  Ian in Northampton 15:57 PM 16 May 13

I'm no gamer, but I've certainly read extensively that there is no point in having a super-powerful graphics card if you can't get the data to it fast enough. I'd definitely look at a more recent - and probably quad core (or better) - processor, else you'd be wasting your money on the 660.

  Chronos the 2nd 17:01 PM 16 May 13

The 660 is far to fast a GPU for a Pentium 4, that chip is positively ancient.

What motherboard have you got?

  Mr Mistoffelees 17:45 PM 16 May 13

Sorry, long time coming back to this thread. I fully agree with Chronos the 2nd.

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