I can't afford to upgrade the entire machine at the moment, but I'm curious what my best bet is going to be. Here are the current specs:
Intel Core2Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
4.00 GB RAM (Don't recall speed)
GeForce GTX 260 2668 MB
MSI MoBo Model #MS-7529
Windows 7 64-bit
Now a few notes:
- The GTX 260 is the second release with 216 stream processors
- The MoBo is 775 Socket with PCI-e 1.0a interface (although I've heard cards like the 650ti perform just as well in a 1.0 slot.
- Replacing the motherboard is not really an option at the moment, as it would require replacement of the processor as well at the very least.
I believe my best bet is to purchase a GTX 650 or 650 ti card, but I'm not sure if I'm getting a greater bottleneck from my processor than my card at the moment, and I would hate to spend the money and see no improvement.