Question My PC Specs and what happens if I upgrade my GPU

Aug 31, 2019
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Hello, I bought my PC around 6-7 years ago and I paid around 1.8k$ for it.

Today, I want to check that if I only upgrade my GPU will I be able to play some recent games with high fps? These are my current specs
Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Manufacturer
Intel
Speed
3.6 GHz
Number of Cores
8
CPU ID
BFEBFBFF000206D7
Family
06
Model
2D
Stepping
7
Revision
0B
Ram:
16
Video Card:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Manufacturer

Chipset
GeForce GTX 670
Dedicated Memory
2.0 GB
Total Memory
4.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version

Vertex Shader Version

Hardware T & L
Yes
Vendor ID
10DE
Device
1189
Plug and Play ID
VEN_10DE&DEV_1189&SUBSYS_35421458&REV_A1
Driver Version
10.18.13.6881
OS:
Operating System
Windows 7
Service Pack
1
Size
64-bit
Edition

Version
6.1.7601
Locale
0409
BIOS:
BIOS
Default System BIOS
Version

Manufacturer
Intel Corp.
Date
03/27/12
Drivers:
DVD
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 SCSI CdRom Device
CD
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 SCSI CdRom Device
Size
931 GB
Free Memory
560 GB

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I was wondering If i could upgrade my GTX , and be able to play some of the new games with high fps.

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I do not have much experience in PC building thats why I'm posting htis.
 

mrhippo900

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Aug 11, 2013
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Going to Pascal or even Turing GPU's will certainly give you a bottleneck with the cpu. Maxwell GPU's is a maybe and Kepler is a no. I would do a full upgrade to something fresh and new.
 

Wrecker75

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Aug 27, 2019
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The 3820 is getting up there in age, but with a decent video card up grade it still has some life left in it, especially if you don't have the money for a complete system at the moment.

Just search around for videos with similar specs and card you are looking at to see if it can handle the games you are interested in. \/ Just as an idea...

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lAtFAvJfp8
 
Dec 10, 2013
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I still have the i7 4770 running with 16 gigs of RAM and no GPU. Its a 6 years old system that I use for 3d rendering. My GPU died few months back and I'll be buying the GTX 1660ti for this system soon. I know its a very old setup but it gets the job done. I will recommend you to get a GTX 1660 (non-ti version) because your CPU can't harness the extra power of a Ti version and the 1660 is more than enough if you're just going to play games on it. With the new GPU (GTX 1660) you can still get 1-2 years of decent gaming years out of your system, maybe more.
 

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