instantfrugality wrote:is there any benching software or otherwise that can detect the degree of bottlenecking that will take place.
It is not as easy as running a straight game or benchmark that will answer your question in a yes or no format. Some games are more CPU bound than others. Lower resolutions are more CPU bound than higher ones. A bottleneck will occur depending on what games you are running and at what resolution.
As was said earlier you should really consider changing that platform before making any more gpu purchases. If you're not being held back by cpu already, it won't be long again until you are. An easy way to tell is by looking at your CPU usage in game. If it hits over 90% then yes, your GPU if being starved.