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What is your opinion? (on what is holding me back)

AMD A6 processor, gigabyte mother board (not overclocked...)

Corsair 430watt PSU

6MB corsair ram

Sapphire HD6770 (850mhz)

dual samsung's at 1680x1050

Light gaming, getting into BF3 right now, and enjoying it.

So I have a 10 return period on the graphics card, and am not sure if I'm completely happy with it. After playing with afterburner some, I can't get it to stabilize over 875mhz easily, and the sapphire card lacks voltage control on it.

Will my processor be holding me back if I were to go with a 6850/6870?
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  1. BTW. I am aware I will need to upgrade my PSU if I do upgrade cards
  2. Best answer
    The a6 should be able to handle the 6850/6870 and no you will not have to upgrade your psu.
    The 850 for instance pulls about 110w at.full load which will equate to around 260-270w entire system consumption. The only concern.would.be.having enough power connectors in which the 6850 only needs one or you will have to use an.adapter for.the other connector on.the 6870.
    To be perfectly honest though the a6 wont be able to.handle anything more than the 68xx
  3. that apu can handle hd 6850 and your psu also but your psu will not handle a hd 6870 because they need 2x pcie connector thats why so the way is that you should go for an hd 6850 not higher because your cpu will start bottlenecking and your cpu is based with low power performance older athlon ii thats why.:)

    so you should go with hd 6850 will be an good upgrade.:)

    here is the gameplay of hd 6850 with a6 apu battlefield 3 gameplay.:)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIK7LEUd1Bg
  4. here is the gameplay of bulletstorm with your a6 apu inbuilt graphics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wepGhZMsLls
  5. Picked up the 6870 and installed everything...

    Love it.
  6. Grats on the upgrade
  7. great choice be happy with your upgrade and select best answer and close the thread or ask what more you wanna ask.:)
  8. You are have just 6mb ram!! Hahahahahahaha
  9. Obviously a typo
    go troll somewhere else
  10. Best answer selected by Graphite946.
  11. sunnk said:
    great choice be happy with your upgrade and select best answer and close the thread or ask what more you wanna ask.:)



    I click the "select as best answer tab" it asks me if I want to do that, I click "ok" and then nothing.

    Fail.
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