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 devilofdeaths a b U Graphics card 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedShould i upgrade to broadwell or wait for Skylake? (AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.2 GHz) Forum SolvedI have a DX-4200-09 with AMD Phenom X4 9100e and a Nvidia GeForce GT630 and would like to upgrade and heatsink the cpu. What c Forum Is buying a graphic card enough to play new games or should I upgrade my CPU (Phenom II X2 555) as well? Forum (Radeon 6950 with AMD Athalon II x4 620) What Should I Upgrade? Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my gaming rig, what should i go for? $250 budget (CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, Hard Drive...) Forum I have a hp compaq 5850 short form, with a Nvidia Geforce 610, and a AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor, My Nvidia graphics card has Forum SolvedGraphics card for M3A78-CM/AMD Phenom II X4 Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade next ? For a gaming rig . New graphics card , cpu, ram, hard drive? Forum Solvedis the Sapphire HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 compatible with an AMD Phenom II X4 940 processor? Forum SolvedWith my build should I upgrade my cpu before my graphics card? Is it necessary? Forum I need to upgrade to a 1024mb directx 11 compatible graphics cards, what do you suggest? I have a zt systems ADM Phenom II X4. Forum SolvedShould i Upgrade my Amd Phenom ii x6 1055 Cpu with another? Forum SolvedShould i stick with the Phenom II X4 965 BE or upgrade to an i5 4570? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU or graphics card? Forum SolvedUpgrade GTX 480 or AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz? Forum AMD PHENOM X4 9750 CPU UPGRADE TO AMD FX 8320 Forum SolvedShould I overclock my AMD Phenom II X4 965? Forum Upgrade Video card Gateway SX2800-01 WITH DIAMOND AMD Radeon™ HD 6450 PCIE 1GB GDDR3 Video Graphics Card??? Forum SolvedNew GPU or New CPU. GTX 500 Ti and AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my cpu or graphics card Forum 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 !