As the Thread Title says...
Looking to upgrade my graphics card from an 8800GT, not yet ready (and dont think I really need to yet) to do a more full system upgrade, here is my current specs:
MSI P7N SLI-FI LGA 775 ATX Intel
MSI NX8800GT 512mb GeForce 8800 Vid Card
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0ghz
4 x 2GB G.Skill 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM 1066mhz
I run 2 monitors for browsing and general use but when playing a game limit the screen to the primary monitor. And that has been working fine with this OLD card so I assume a newer one shouldn't have any issues.
I've been playing Skyrim at 1920x1080 resolution with all the effects set to low/mid range without any issues. But I want to be able to play at higher settings and also getting geared up for what I hope will be a buttery smooth awesome gaming experience in Diablo3 if it ever comes out (lol).
So what would you guys recommend as an upgrade to the existing system which the MB has PCIe 2.0 ... I looked at the article about best bang for your buck and am leaning towards the GTX 560TI or Radeon HD6950
1st one is very good card with better cooling and better overclocking support hd 6950 is one of the best performer card of gaming if u want better performance then get one step ahead and get hd 6950 2gb like this.
Thanks for quick replies... I know the CPU is a potential bottleneck but don't think its there yet... Comparisons and Charts I've seen don't show that big of a difference between the CPU I have and an i3... i5 yes and i7 certainly but I can't afford those upgrades and a GPU right now. Having to choose either the GPU or the CPU/MB I think the best thing to do is get a GPU now and if in 5-6 months I can afford the CPU/MB at least the vid card would still be decent.