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January 11, 2013 4:13:48 PM

I recently put in a Radeon 7870 graphics card into my computer but I haven't really seen a drastic increase in gaming performance up from the 5750. Could the problem be that my processor and motherboard are holding it back? I have a store bought Dell Inspiron 580.

My current motherboard is the Dell Inc. 0C2KJT A00
My current Processor is the Intel Core i3 CPU 550 3.20GHz
PSU: 600W
Ram: 4gb

If the motherboard and processor are holding it back I am willing to buy some new ones. If you guys could recommend me some nice MOBOs and CPUs that would be great. Thanks

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January 11, 2013 4:26:39 PM

What do you mean by a drastic increase? Increase in what frame rates?
If you are using a less resolution monitor then the difference is ok.
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January 11, 2013 4:30:16 PM

I mean like, I had my games on the highest settings with the 5750 and It ran ok. With the 7870, visually it looks just like it did when I had the 5750 in my computer.
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a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2013 4:37:02 PM

If the game already ran nicely you don't expect to see any changes because our eye is not sensitive enough to detect it. Instal a more demanding game like crysis 2 or far cry 3. I'm sure in these games you will see the difference.
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January 11, 2013 4:39:31 PM

Thanks for your response man. Im going to try crysis 2 and see how it runs. Would getting a new monitor improve the visual graphics. My current resolution is 1600x900
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