Currently running a AM3+ socket I believe.
Sapphire Radeon HD 6800 series
AMD phenom II black quad core 3.4 ghZ
8 gbs Ram
32" Samsung LED tv as my monitor.
I have about $400 right now to invest in my PC. I've been playing a lot of BF4 lately but to keep it around 50-60 fps I play on medium. I'd like to be able to play on high and stream if possible. I'm not sure what is bottlenecking right now, my GPU or my CPU. Any ideas guys? Also can't even play ARMA III online, get a consistent 5-10 fps but single player is just fine.
your quad core sounds fine. im running a gtx 770 youll be destroying with that card. And your lucky because NVidia just lowered the prices due to the gtx 780ti being released soon. do your research on the 760 770 and 780 as well as if you would like to stay amd as well. I personally like NVidia I use PhysX on every game. hope this helps
Ok that makes sense, now I wasn't the one that put my pc together and I'm a little confused with these brands. Do I need the 4gb 770 or is a 2gb suitable. the 4gb is the gigabyte one and the 2gb is the EVGA one.
if youre playing on 1080p get the 2GB one, more, get the 4GB.
and if you plan on streaming, look into shadowplay by nvidia, built into the kepler cards. it strams without performance hit
That's sick! and yeah I think I'll be play on 1080. I have to play on 1776x1000 I believe due to the edges being cut off when im on 1920x1080 on this tv. And is Kepler another brand like EVGA and Gigabyte?
I currently have 600w power, do you think that would be enough with the 770
A 600W PSU should be enough for GTX 770, but it depends on make/model. So what is it ?
And if you plan on playing on single monitor/TV with 1080p setup then a 2GB Vram version will be enough for you.
You can fix your TV to properly display the correct resolution under NVidia control panel.
I Ordered the EVGA 2 gb GTX 770. Tried to play BF4 on ultra really bad fps. Even on medium it kind of sucks. I've never installed a graphics card before and I believe I did it correctly but a buddy is coming over to check it out for me. I checked CPU usage and its at about 80-90% when playing. Could that be the issue?
I can only say if CPU usage is 80-90%, then the CPU is not bottlenecking the GPU, and which is a good sign, and nothing to worry about.
And it might be the setting that needs to be checked. But that game still have some bugs in it and lots of people are having issues.
Lastly did you plugin the PCI-E 6 pin or 6+2 pin connectors to GPU from PSU ? And what is the make/model of PSU ?
I'll be honest I'm not really sure... the last one had two 3x2 and this one had a 3x2 and the 4x2. I plugged in the 3x2 and then i connected the other 3x2 with the wire I got with the evga to make it a 4x2.. I'm sorry this probably makes 0 sense to you. My buddy wouldn't help me because he said I needed to learn. So I think I plugged it in right? I mean its working soooo...