Gpu or CPU upgrade direction Tags: CPUs Last response: October 28, 2012 7:38 PM in CPUs Share savantv October 26, 2012 3:13:26 AM My home office computer is a: G620 4gb ram Sapphire radeon hd 6670 (1gb ddr5) Gigabyte h61 I'm doing more gaming omit lately. I'm only getting 40-50 frames on mw3, sometimes less. It's a given that I'll also go up to 8gb ram outside of that $200. What would a good bang be for $200 bucks? i3? i5? Can I get a significantly better graphics card for $200? Thanks! More about : gpu cpu upgrade direction | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove NoUserBar CPUs Expert October 26, 2012 3:29:02 AM If you get a better GPU the increase for gaming will be far more substantial then if you get a better cpu. At least with that CPU, anyway. Although a CPU upgrade would help as well. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Radeon Or like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Nivida Or this for exactly 200: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (not counting shipping) There are other 7850's that are in the $170 range as well | Report abuse savantv October 26, 2012 3:42:25 AM Changing procs is an option. So the better bang is G620/8gb/some $200 graphics Rather than i5/8gb/sapphire 1gb ddr5? | Report abuse NoUserBar CPUs Expert October 26, 2012 10:20:19 AM ddr5 doesn't exists it's GDDR5 btw But yeah, I think for For the game you are talking about better graphics card would be the most substantial gain. Of course both is best.. i5 will make a difference too I'm sure, just not as much. That card you currently have is the one you crossfire with the Trinity APU A-10 series. It's about as good as the graphics the A-10 APU has as well. Newer more powerful graphics cards will do better. | Report abuse Related ressources Point me in the right direction to upgrade PC to play GTA4 and FC2 - Forum Which Direction to go? - Forum Upgrade GPU or CPU ? - Forum A worthwhile CPU/GPU upgrade ? - Forum Upgrade CPU or GPU ? - Forum Ask the community Publish savantv October 26, 2012 12:33:13 PM I'm working with a microATX so unfortunately in my case SLI isn't an option. Also unfortunately my AMD machine is older and it's an AM2 so I couldn't SLI _that_ on either... looks like a new graphics card is sounding better and better. | Report abuse NoUserBar CPUs Expert October 28, 2012 5:17:09 AM AMD's version is Crossfire, btw. Is your micro to small for crossfire(with another 6670)? | Report abuse savantv October 28, 2012 7:38:32 PM NoUserBar said:AMD's version is Crossfire, btw. Is your micro to small for crossfire(with another 6670)? No, I only have 1 pcie alot to deal with, three slots total and of course the card is double tall. I just ended up replacing my HD 6770 with a gtx560. Thanks for the input- | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Gpu or CPU upgrade direction> Related ressources: ForumCPU , GPU , MoBo Upgrade Forum$1000USD CPU , Mobo, GPU and RAM Upgrade ForumDirection of bottom rear fan ForumPoint me in the right direction please ForumDirection of Bottom-mounted PSU fan ForumAm I heading in the right direction with the pc i want to build? ForumHow to figure CPU limiting, and GPU upgrade ForumUpgrading $350 budget ( GPU or CPU /Mobo) ForumUpgrade CPU or GPU ? Both? Neither? OC instead? ForumIs this compatible? ForumExtreme Laptop CPU Temps ForumHP Compaq DC5850 mobo Upgrade ForumCPU Overheating! Please Help!! ForumDecent PSU and GPU for under $100 Forum[Solved] CPU Fan Blowing Hard More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !