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 Ram upgrade question - Forum Processor Upgrade Question - Forum Gaming Computer GPU upgrade question - Forum Water cooling and upgrade question - Forum Power Supply Upgrade Question - 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 SolvedRam Upgrade Question Forum SolvedRAM upgrade question Forum SolvedSpecific upgrade question. Windows vista business 32 bit to Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit Forum SolvedGPU Upgrade Question Forum SolvedDell xps 8500 video card upgrade question? Forum SolvedDumb question about r9 290 upgrade... Forum SolvedQuestion regarding CPU Upgrade Forum SolvedMotherBoard Upgrade question Forum SolvedQuestion Concerning Dell Upgrade.. Forum Solvedi7 upgrade question worth it? => very confused Forum 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 SolvedGraphics Card Upgrade + PSU Question Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !