I would like to replace my Nvidia GTX 260 with a Radeon HD 7850 2 GB graphics card. Basically what I would like to know is if this upgrade would make a huge difference. Is the 7850 a good card? Is it much better than the GTX 260? I have enough money to go out and buy the 7870, but I'm not sure if I want to spend that much cash on a graphics card... Do you think it would be worth it?
Also I see the HD 7850 is a PCI 3.0 card, and I think I have PCI 2.1 or something like that. Would that be problem or will the card be compatible with my mobo?
Games I would like to play include: Battlefield 3 Crysis 3 Dead Space 3 GTA V Command & Conquer Generals 2
Current system: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz 4 GB DDR3-1333 550W PSU 500 GB Seagate Hard Drive GTX 260
Do you think the rest of my system is still good enough to keep up with the latest/upcoming games?
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What kind of a power supply you have? If it's a decent one, I'd strongly suggest GTX 480, because it's both faster and cheaper than HD 7850. The only downside of it is that it consumes more power.