I've been noticing newer games are starting to run at depressing FPS rates on my machine lately. Here's what I'm running:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
Radeon HD 4890
4 Gb Patriot DDR2 RAM
Antec 650W PSU
I'm looking to definitely upgrade the CPU and probably going to get a new mobo that supports DDR3 RAM. I am seriously considering the Phenom II X4 970 BE thanks to the benchmark ratings on this Tom's Hardware.
I'm wondering if there would be any advantage to upgrading my graphics card situation. I was thinking about three options: crossfire-ing with another 4890; upgrading to the 6000 series, specifically the 6870; or staying with my 4890. Do you all think that there would be enough of an increase in performance to spend about $200 on a new card setup?
Unlocked and C3 revision so you can OC it pretty well. It is the bets value for your money in my opinion. Stick with your hd4890 and CF later. That is still a decent card and should get you through another year and a half.