I bought this computer about a year ago from ibuypower(HUGE MISTAKE) and Ive been wanting to upgrade some parts recently for Crysis 2 coming out next month, since my computer still has trouble running the first two Crysis games. At the moment I only have enough money to upgrade either the cpu or gpu, so which should i upgrade now? And I do realize that none of these by themselves will have a HUGE impact on the performance of my computer.
I did try out an ATI 5850 in my computer a few weeks ago, but saw little performance difference. And the CPU ive been looking at is the AMD Phenom II X4 965.
based on what I can see there,
I would say upgrade graphics card and overclock your chip a touch
check your current set up on http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10213/ though for the different crysis games, see what it shows you
the 5870 is a better card, and if you do look at a new chip, the 955 will tweak easily past the 965 for a cheaper outlay.
Haha no it was the 5850, but I dont remember which resolution I was using when I tested it though, just that it wasnt a huge difference in performance. The only problem with bulldozer cpu's is that they will require an am3+ motherboard. And I did manage to overclock my cpu to 3.2 ghz so far. I'm brand new to overcocking so ill see how much farther i can push it with staple temps.