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Should I upgrade Graphics Card or CPU (Phenom X4 or AMD 6950 1gb)
Oct 14, 2012, 5:39 PM
Windows 7 Ultimate
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.
Oct 14, 2012
should upgrade graphics card phenom 6950
Oct 14, 2012, 6:24 PM
i would overclock the cpu and get a MSI 7870 HAWK the save up a little more money to get an i5 later
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