I currently have a ATI3870, which till this day is running just fine with whatever game I throw at it.
I play css and cod uo online
Games played single player(a little multipleyer), include but is not limited to:
COD4, COD5, COD2
C&C RA 3, cant remember there names though
So is there any new games comming out this year that will/may interest me?
Is it worth me selling my 3870 for 1GB 4870 or 4890 or 4770(xfire 2x4770)?
Don't upgrade before you have problems running a game you have, at the settings you want, with the FPS you want. Upgrading before you have an issue is bad because prices drop, although, if you have no self-control and are impatient, upgrading before you get a game can be good.
But I'd wait until you feel as though you want/need to upgrade because you can't play something how you want, rather than upgrading just so you never feel that.
is this post a joke or something? dude i doubt ur 3970 runs anythin u throw at it lol, especially crysis.
and secondly u need to provide more information. its very well buying a brand new gfx card but if the rest of your system is lacking ay behind then youre gonna bottleneck the gfc card..
@ godfather -Read before you post, more to the point, READ it ALL?
Gave my xfire link, which when CLICKED (yes its that simple to follow a link) will show my comp spec, as well as 90% of the games Ive played both in single player and multiplayer.
For the sake of, I cant be bothard clicking and reading another 10 or so lines, here is the spec for my comp.
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
C: 74GB, D: 500GB, E: 74GB, F: 500GB Total 1.148 Terabyte
HIS ATI Radeon HD 3870 XT ICEQ3 512MB GDDR4 (PCI-E) - Retail OC'd GPU 900MHz - MEM 1200MHz
22" Neovo H-W22 V2 Widescreen LCD, 1680x1050, DVI, 2000:1 DCR, 300 cd/m2, 3 ms
Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Creative Inspire T7900 7.1 Speaker System Dolby EX DTS ES Directsound Ready
Saitek Eclipse 11 Gamer
Razer Lachesis Blue
Razer Exact Mat
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RC (7100)
Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP
I ran Crysis on full screen, wow?, no probs there, I think it was med-high...
Going from the research Ive done so far, I made the best possible guess on which GPU's would be fine with my comp, so, although there may be minor bottleneck, I dont think it will be enough for me to have to upgrade my CPU. I know that CPU aint the best for that motherboard, but its great for online gaming, where having everything maxed out doesnt count as much, its more about having some fun gaming with others!
@ Bluescreen - Thanks, someone who knows something
The whole "wait till DX11 and DX11 cards are out" wont be happening anytime this year ;( Earliest we see is, AMD launching the first DX11 card in first half of 2010, and I think I read Win 7 WONT be DX11, instead it will be DX10.1, with DX11 being released later, first half of 2010.
I expect some new games being released other than the COD WaW 2 soon, but Im really hoping to be able to play WaW2 atleast at smooh playable FPS, 30+...
So, what do you recommend now?
Will the 58** series be out soon, as in before or when WaW2 is released?
ATI demoed their DX11 card, which is to come out when W7 does, or before, sep/oct, while W7 comes out Oct 22nd. It will have DX 11 on the OS, and DX10.1 games, and DX10 games are easily converted to DX11 for "most" of its abilities, as you wont get say, the tesselation ability without the tesselation HW, and DX11 is simply a superset of DX10.
Now, having said all that, if your current card cuts the mustard, IMHO, I wouldnt be a hotdog, and go for something else, but wait til you actually think itll be required/needed
There are plenty of new games coming out but none that really push the current graphic performance bar like crysis did a few years back. If you like the performance of your 3870, then there is no need for you to upgrade. Save your cash for a later date.