I cant seem to play Crysis 2 in Ultra smoothly... Help?

is my Specs fine, except GPU.


i5-2320 OC 3.7Ghz
HD6950 OC 930mhz

8GB Ram
Z77 Chipset Mobo (Asus P8Z77)

So whats better, Upgrading my GPU to a lets say.. somewhere around 7950 and above?
or Crossfire to another HD6950?

Thanks...
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  1. upgrade you cpu i5 2500k, then see your performance at ultra.
  2. xtreme5 said:
    upgrade you cpu i5 2500k, then see your performance at ultra.


    Dude he does not need i5 2500k for crysis. His i5-2320 is perfectly fine and is in fact a very powerful CPU which will be enough for any modern game.

    @OP: It's the graphics card. Crossfiring HD 6950 would be a nice idea if you can get another one relatively cheap (up to $200) and you have a PSU that will support it. Otherwise, I'd suggest GTX 670. It's faster than HD 7950 for the same price.

  3. ^ +1
    Consider upgrading the GPU as Sunius said :)
  4. Sunius said:
    Dude he does not need i5 2500k for crysis. His i5-2320 is perfectly fine and is in fact a very powerful CPU which will be enough for any modern game.

    @OP: It's the graphics card. Crossfiring HD 6950 would be a nice idea if you can get another one relatively cheap (up to $200) and you have a PSU that will support it. Otherwise, I'd suggest GTX 670. It's faster than HD 7950 for the same price.

    http://media.bestofmicro.com/2/G/299464/original/Dx11%20High%201920.png



    yea.
    My Psu is a Corsair 750w TX

    so Crossfire 6950s? or GPU upgrade?
  5. jomari29 said:
    yea.
    My Psu is a Corsair 750w TX

    so Crossfire 6950s? or GPU upgrade?


    how's your case's air-flow? and your PSU can take it. I vote Xfire to save you a few dollars
  6. GTX 670 would definitely do it. Crysis 2 likes Nvidia GPUs better - though the HD 7xxx series does well too.

    Another option is MaLDoHD 3.0 + Blackfire 2 mods. Those actually smoothed things out for me. And the game looks a lot better, too!
  7. Crossfire will be a better option if you are on a tight budget
    else go for a 670 :)
    Crysis works better on nvidia gpu but thats not the only game you will be playing so I will go for crossfire :)
  8. there is a 6950 for under $200 here
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987

    I would go for it. one of the best deals out there atm :)
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