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On the fence about a Card Upgrade

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May 29, 2012 11:26:32 PM

I am currently using a Saphire 5770 Radeon.

I am thinking about either a EVGA 560 SE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or a EVGA 460 256 bit model REFURBISHED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what to do...

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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 12:07:11 AM

why are you upgrading? is there a game you can't play to your satisfaction? if so, what game and what are your full specs including monitor resolution?
a c 92 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 12:21:12 AM

those cards are only slightly faster than your current one. Its really not worth the money to upgrade to those imo.

If you are upgrading you should look at least in the region of the 560ti or 7850 for a decent performance jump.
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a c 1309 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 12:22:03 AM

I would consider the upgrade to those cards to small to bother.
May 30, 2012 1:07:55 AM

I currently play on a 1600x1050 monitor

specs: i3 2100
6gb of ram
I currently play BF3 and am having trouble on 34+ player maps with a lot of action.

I've been having a whole lot of stuttering going on.

I guess the most money that I can spend right not is on a 6850.
a c 92 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 1:12:40 AM

I think it might be your cpu. BF3 multiplayer will stutter without a quadcore cpu.
a c 235 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 1:22:12 AM

chayes said:
I currently play on a 1600x1050 monitor

specs: i3 2100
6gb of ram
I currently play BF3 and am having trouble on 34+ player maps with a lot of action.

I've been having a whole lot of stuttering going on.

I guess the most money that I can spend right not is on a 6850.


the AMD 6850 is on par with the Nvidia GTX460. i've read that hyper threading on the i3 can cause stutter. turning it off helped in that department.


May 30, 2012 1:25:25 AM

So....

Would an i5 2400 be a better upgrade choice?

I also have an issue with slow loading times.

Will an SSD help in that dept as well?
a c 92 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 1:30:21 AM

an ssd will improve loading time but thats about all.

the i5 2400 will give you smoother gameplay but probably will not improve your average fps much

an upgrade to gpu will improve average fps but there could still be stutter.
May 30, 2012 1:35:55 AM

so...

a cpu and gpu upgrade is in order...

great >.<
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