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What is slowing down my game / Recommended upgrade.

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January 2, 2014 1:54:23 PM

Hi all,

So I've got Battlefield 4 on PC, and I enjoy this. But it's running at High and chugging quite a bit when it gets intense.
I was looking at upgrading the G-Card, but not really sure if that's the best recommended upgrade at this time.

Pertinent information on my system:

RAM - DDR3 (I think), 8 gig, DRAM Frequency 668.8MHZ
Motherboard - ASUS M5A97 Pro
Processor - AMD FX 4100 Quad-Core Processor, 3.60 GHz
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

I've not done a processor upgrade before, so not entirely sure what my MB is capable of.
p.s I was going to upgrade to a GeForce GTX 770 so around 2 hundred pounds is where I was looking in a budget.

Any idea if this would be worthwhile?

Thanks in advance :) 

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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2014 1:57:47 PM

Better update processor to 8320/8350/6300 and videocard to r9 280x. I would pick toxic editiion but its big. Its about 500$ more so its a good upgrade for the money. Also your motherboard support all processors FX series.

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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2014 1:58:38 PM

If I were you I'd probably upgrade the GPU. The CPU is an option too, but it should be working well for games such as Battlefield 4.
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2014 10:11:13 PM

eadlef said:
If I were you I'd probably upgrade the GPU. The CPU is an option too, but it should be working well for games such as Battlefield 4.


This, GPU > CPU for gaming, so first update your GPU to a 270x/280x and your CPU to either an i5-3570k or a fx8320
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January 5, 2014 2:10:14 PM

Sorry to come back to this. But i've never upgraded the processor, so want to make sure it would work. I've found a decent price for the 8350, but you guys think the G-Card would be a better purchase?

Gussing the 8350 would work on my MB (ASUS M5A97 Pro ) according to http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/
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a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2014 10:19:39 AM

Yes its supported, but if you want a better gaming performance you should upgrade and if you upgrade them both you will get around 30 fps+.
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