Should I upgrade Graphics Card or CPU (Phenom X4 or AMD 6950 1gb) Tags: Graphics Cards Phenom CPUs AMD Graphics Last response: October 14, 2012 6:24 PM in Graphics & Displays Share AZA311 October 14, 2012 5:39:00 PM My specs: Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS M4A88T-M/USB3 AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 ghz (no overclock) AMD Radeon 6950 1 gb 6 GB RAM DD3 23.5" Samsung 1920 x 1080 I feel like something is not running at optimal performance. I can only upgrade one or the other. CPU or GPU? If CPU, what i5 and motherboard should I get? If GPU, what GPU should I get? The computer is mainly for gaming and blurays. I want maximum performance for CryEngine 3 games and Frostbite 2 games. (Crysis 3 and Battlefield 3) My budget is approximately 400 CDN but I need best bang for the buck of course. I would appreciate any advice as this place is the leading authority on tech. Thank you More about : upgrade graphics card cpu phenom amd 6950 1gb | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove devilofdeaths Graphics card Expert October 14, 2012 6:24:53 PM i would overclock the cpu and get a MSI 7870 HAWK the save up a little more money to get an i5 later | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Should I upgrade Graphics Card or CPU (Phenom X4 or AMD 6950 1gb)> Related ressources: Forum5870 with SSD or 6950 with out SSD or 5870 with X4 955 phenom ForumAMD HD 6950 O/C with AMD Athlon II X4 635? ForumAMD Phenom II X4 955 Future Proof? ForumMy AMD Phenom II X4 965 Vs Intel Core i3 2120 ForumFirst gaming build. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Ed. ForumAMD phenom 9550 video card upgrade ForumPhenom II X4 + 6970 or Sandy Bridge i5 + 6950 ? ForumShould I first upgrade my 5750 or my x4 955 BE? ForumBest card to replace my HD5750 in my Phenom II X4 965 build? ForumUpgrading Phenom II x4 840 ForumBattlefield 3 not working in ultra mode ( 6950 1gb xfx) Forum7970 Dual. ForumAMD M88G /w Radeon HD 4200 ForumGaming card around 10000 inr ForumWhich graphics card for this rig? ForumGeforce 9500 graphic card 1gb overheating problem and dump error problem ForumTwo different graphic card on asrock z77 mother board ForumNew Graphics Card Advice ForumWant have two graphic card on my work station Forum[Solved] Best Nvidia card in $100-$150 range? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !