Upgrading my graphic card

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Mar 17, 2013

Upgrading my graphic card by nico445 at 9:33 PM (414 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. nico445
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    So my current specs are this:
    MSI 770 C-45
    AMD Athlon 2 645 (quadcore)
    8 GB RAM
    and a ASUS 5770 Cucore (1GB)
    Would a upgrade to a 7850 2 GB model be worth it? or is my current setup too much of a bottleneck?
    Doubting between the MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC and the Sapphire HD 7850 (2GB)
     
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    The HD 5770 isn't a bad graphics card and, whilst starting to get a little dated, it can still play modern games fairly well.

    The Athlon II on the other hand is probably the bottleneck in the system (depending on how CPU intensive the games are). Athlon II was never a strong CPU series.
     
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    So your advice would be to stick to the current card? I'm noticing new games don't always perform that well got low fps on AC3.
    too bad my motherboard isn't am3+ so that also limits me in upgrading the cpu. And i don't feel like replacing motherboard/cpu/gpu all together..
     
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    What graphic settings are you forcing on it, what resolution are you gaming at, and are you using any tweaks to get more performance? (either game-specific tweaks or overclocking?)
     
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    I'm playing at 1920 x 1080 game settings depend on the game and how it runs.. just as high as possible with a playable framerate in general.
    Card is stock , not overclocked or anything like that
     
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    Unfortunately you won't be able to take advantage of 7850 with Athlon II (like Originality have said, it is not a gaming CPU to begin with). 5770 is definitely weak against 1080p gaming.

    All I can say is, save up money to do a complete upgrade. If you want to buy GPU now, both MSI and Sapphire are good brands, you can't go wrong with either.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the advice. going to change my gpu first and then save up for a new cpu and mobo.
     

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