I am looking to possibly upgrade my XFX 9600 GT gfx card to something a little more robust. I would like to stay below or around $150, and would like to try ATI based on my motherboard (unless otherwise suggested).
Board: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) times 2 so 8 gigs
PSU: 500 watt Rosewill
I am not sure if the Hybrid CrossfireX would benefit the system with an ATI card. Any suggestions for an upgrade that would give the most bang? I currently play the COD series including black ops, as well as BFBC2. Frame rates in black ops are fine for the most part, but do drop significantly on some maps and during intense gameplay. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Thanks for quick reply. The PSU has always concerned me in this rig, though I have had it for well over 2 years without a problem. Both cards look great and the 6850 may be what i go for. I would imagine to go with it, i may invest in a new PSU. The system itself is an upgrade from a 969 socket amd 4200 x2 cpu. So The difference has been night and day. While I am at it, any suggestions on an inexpensive PSU, im not looking for a high wattage top of the line, im a young guy with a budget. Thanks!