I have been searching up and down on the forums for a solid answer but it seems everyone's situation is a bit different. I have been noticing that as newer generation games are coming out, I am having to slowly drop my graphics settings. Most recently, I cant run Dead Space 2 on Max settings at 1920x1080 without the frame rate dropping a noticeable amount (mid 40s). I have also been having issues with Battlefield 2, CoD:BO, and to some extent WoW and League of legends. I am up to date on all of my drivers and really think the problem is that my GPU is starting to become out of date.
Is now a good time to upgrade or should I wait?
Would I notice a large difference between teh 4890 and the 460?
I am willing to spend up to 250 dollars on a new card.
My rig is an i7 920 (2.67ghz), 6ghz ram, win 7 64bit.
What games do you play? If it's games like Crysis and Bad company 2 you def will see a change plus you get DX11 and BC2 in DX11 is pure sex
I play Crysis, BC2, CoD:BO and L4D2. Thanks for the reply, that is ultimately what I was looking for!
Ive had to play most of those with lowered settings (especially when playing online, low FPS is bad).