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Processor or graphics? What should I be upgrading next for the best fps and performance in games.

Here are my dxdiag specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/14/12 12:26:23 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12184MB RAM
Page File: 2449MB used, 21914MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x683F)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_683F&SUBSYS_23181787&REV_00
Display Memory: 4095 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1002 MB
Shared Memory: 3093 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: S23B350
Monitor Id: SAM08D6
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: HDMI
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Driver Version: 13.152.1.8000
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
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WHQL Logo'd: Yes
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I also have a 700w power supply. I noticed it doesn't say that there.

My birthday is coming up and I was thinking about treating myself to an upgrade so I was wondering what I could get.

I was hoping to be able to run dayz with at least medium graphics, in 1900x1080, with around 60+ frames. Right now I'm at the lowest with 20 frames.

I wouldn't mind switching to Nividia either. Infact I'd probably prefer it.

As well, if anyone knows why when I activate crossfire and I get -less- fps than when I run one of my cards could you share your wisdom?

EDIT: Budget of about $500 give or take a bit

EDIT 2: Yes, no, maybe so?:
http://www.amazon.ca/EVGA-GeForce-Clocked-Graphics-02G-P4-2774-KR/dp/B00CZIQXBA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406039467&sr=8-2&keywords=geforce+770
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More about processor graphics upgrading fps performance games
  1. i5-3570k
    HD7700 series

    New graphics card is all you need, what's your budget?

    Some games just hate crossfire
  2. matthewwalk said:

    Here are my dxdiag specs:
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/14/12 12:26:23 Ver: 04.06.05
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
    Memory: 12288MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 12184MB RAM
    Page File: 2449MB used, 21914MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
    Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x683F)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_683F&SUBSYS_23181787&REV_00
    Display Memory: 4095 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 1002 MB
    Shared Memory: 3093 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model: S23B350
    Monitor Id: SAM08D6
    Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
    Output Type: HDMI
    Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
    Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1230 (English)
    Driver Version: 13.152.1.8000
    DDI Version: 11
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 10/8/2013 07:01:02, 1237200 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2B7F-11CF-F970-1203BEC2C535}
    Vendor ID: 0x1002
    Device ID: 0x683F
    SubSys ID: 0x23181787
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Driver Strong Name: oem21.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_R575A:13.152.1.8000:pci\ven_1002&dev_683f
    Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
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    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled

    I also have a 700w power supply. I noticed it doesn't say that there.

    My birthday is coming up and I was thinking about treating myself to an upgrade so I was wondering what I could get.

    I was hoping to be able to run dayz with at least medium graphics, in 1900x1080, with around 60+ frames. Right now I'm at the lowest with 20 frames.

    I wouldn't mind switching to Nividia either. Infact I'd probably prefer it.

    As well, if anyone knows why when I activate crossfire and I get -less- fps than when I run one of my cards could you share your wisdom?


    Upgrade your GPU first then the CPU :)
    What is your budget so that we can recommend a GPU for you ?
  3. DEFINITELY upgrade the graphics card if you were going to decide between cpu and gpu. your cpu is decent already bruh, i have an i3-2120 paired with a gtx 760(O.C) and i can run bf4 max 70fps average. that just proves how vital a gpu is in pc gaming.
  4. Graphics, my good sir... graphics. Video cards will always be the go-to for increasing game performance, unless your CPU would bottleneck it. You have a very good processor that should not have that problem for many years.

    I'm using an i5 2500k paired with R9 290 btw.
  5. Your CPU is great, just get a better GPU. How much $$ are you planning to invest into it?
  6. LucoTF said:
    i5-3570k
    HD7700 series

    New graphics card is all you need, what's your budget?

    Some games just hate crossfire


    About $500ish
  7. Yep, $500ish
  8. Then custom cooled Radeon R9 290 (non-X) would be a best bet for you.

    Asus and Sapphire got some good ones. MSI too.
  9. 780 or 290 and you will max any game
  10. Best answer
    Yeah, 780 is good too. Just aim for custom cooled models, the usually come already overclocked (and covered by warranty) and are simply better than stock.
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