i have the intel i3-2100 sandy bridge @3.1Ghz
and a AMD Radeon HD6450 1GB graphics card.
and i don't know much about cpu and gpu matching.
but will a gtx560 be good or will the cpu make the game lag, games like bf3 and mw3.
the radeon wont let me play crysis with 1280x1024, i have to play crysis 1 and 2 with 800x600.
So what would be the best video card for me? Assuming i got a BUDGET OF 350-400 dollars or 230€.
And also what would you rate my cpu.?
and explain the radeon hd graphics card number, because i don't understand whats better.
i saw a 5980 or something and its better than 6450 but a 6850 is better than a 5980.
im not a guru but would like to share the knowledge that i have about radeon gpus.
the difference between the 5 series ati cards and 6 series ati cards from what ive heard is just the 6xxx cards can do blu-ray 3d decoding.
the second digit matters a lot cause to me it defines a class. the lower the number the less performance oriented the gpu is... hence the most advanced ati gpus belong to the 69xx series.
the third digit tells which card is better staying in the same class...
e.g. 6990 > 6970 > 6950 (performance vise)
i dont know whats the deal with the 4rth digit cause frankly ive seen only a zero there all the time.
well thats al u need to know.
and if someone sees a mistake ive made so please point that to me.
if u are concerned that u would kill ur system's warranty by changing psu then contact dell about it .. but i read on their forums that it will still be under warranty but if u would experience some problems later on then they would ask u to use their provided psu for troubleshooting
i just looked deeper into the 6870 performance charts and it shows that it kicks the snot out of every game at 1600 x 900 res and thats with ultra settings and AA and AF all the way up...
as they say if uve got it then flaunt it, get the 1900 x 1080 lcd to go with the card