Need a new GPU that's better than 650 but still compatible

Elijah_J

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So, I have an Intel Pentium G2020 @ 2.90ghz along with a GTX 650 1gb. I want to upgrade my GPU and I was looking at the 750 ti as it is very cheap and works a lot better than mine. My question is, will my CPU bottle-neck the 750 ti? If not, what card would be compatible, while still being better?

Any sort of help is appreciated,
Elijah
 

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Technically any pci-e based card is "compatible". The Pentium probably wouldn't bottleneck an entry level card like the 750Ti unless you were running a CPU heavy application or game.
 

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Okay, would you recommend getting a 750ti? Or should I upgrade my CPU first?
 

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I would get the 750Ti first but later down the line, a CPU upgrade couldn't hurt.
 

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Which motherboard are you using ?
I guess you have a PCI Express 2.0 in your motherboard , But your card Gtx 650 supports PCI Express 3.0 . You current card i not giving you its full performance no need to upgrade the GPU it will not give you its full Performance , If you are thinking of changing CPU/GPU i suggest you to change the CPU+MOBO.
I hope it helps you and you understand.

My Friend its the right time to change the System.
 

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false


2.0 x16 is perfectly fine


no single card can saturate it yet
 

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Nope if a card is supporting 3.0 then it can work perfectly 3.0 instead of 2.0 x16.

I will post some references in morning currently from mobile.
 

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you dont know what you are talking about

>.> i suggest you read up on it before posting again





even cutting pcie speed in half to x8, does nothing still within margin of error





like i said 2.0 x16 is perfectly fine, it would be stupid to change motherboards simply for 3.0
 

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Sorry for the super late responses. Thank you for the help, I appreciate it
 

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You're welcome.
 

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