Upgrade Question Tags: CPUs AMD Last response: August 6, 2012 3:42 PM in CPUs Share rakashi August 6, 2012 2:45:29 PM Hello i am currently running a AMD Phenom x4 965 BE and AMD radeon XFX 6850 and looking to upgrade so modern day games run much smoother. Would it be better to upgrade my 6850 to a 7850HD and keep the same CPU or better to change the CPU to a i5 2500k and keep the 6850. Any help would be great thanks. More about : upgrade question mi1ez a b à CPUs August 6, 2012 3:01:09 PM depends on games and monitor resolution, but my first thought would be graphics card. emperor piehead August 6, 2012 3:01:34 PM If you are looking to increase your gaming performance then upgrade the graphics card. Related resources Dumb question about r9 290 upgrade... - Forum Question regarding CPU Upgrade - Forum MotherBoard Upgrade question - Forum Question Concerning Dell Upgrade.. - Forum i7 upgrade question worth it? => very confused - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ilikegirls August 6, 2012 3:10:19 PM You will probably get a better boost in FPS with a graphics card upgrade than a CPU upgrade. Because its the BE, I would over clock it as much as possible so you can upgrade the GPU and get much better performance. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Phen... I would note, it's important to remember that most games are more graphics card dependent. So could you please post what games you are interested in? rakashi August 6, 2012 3:12:58 PM The resolution 1920 x 1080, and the games I'm looking to run smooth are Guild wars 2 and planetside 2 ilikegirls August 6, 2012 3:26:45 PM I assume both games are GPU dependent due to their nature ( being action games and not RTS's). I think a new graphics card would be a better fix for what you are trying to achieve. Hope that helped! Good Luck! ilikegirls August 6, 2012 3:29:21 PM I would even get a good CPU heat sink and OC that Phenom so you can get the most out of your system. rakashi August 6, 2012 3:36:57 PM Thanks a lot for the help i really appreciate it. ilikegirls August 6, 2012 3:42:43 PM Anytime! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew RAM upgrade question. Forum Solvedquestion regarding an upgrade to a gtx 750 ti vs a gtx 760 Forum SolvedUpgrade question, probably not right thread. Forum SolvedCpu upgrade question Forum SolvedQuestion About GPU Upgrade Forum SolvedPossible upgrade question - compatibility Forum SolvedPC upgrade question 2 + Power supply?? Forum Solvedapu upgrade question Forum SolvedBuild Upgrade Question Forum SolvedPlanning to upgrade my CPU, but I have a question. Forum SolvedXPS 8100 Video Card Upgrade Question Forum SolvedMotherboard upgrade question Forum SolvedSystem Upgrade Question Forum SolvedCPU Upgrade question Forum SolvedToshiba C655-S5049 Cpu upgrade question Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !