Hello. I've got 2 XFX 5870 cards X-fired. I've got a i5-750 CPU and 8 gb ram. I've got two 27" Samsung monitors.
I know this is a decent setup for most games, but I keep wondering if this is enough muscle to take full advantage of BF or the new Black Ops game? I wonder if it is time to upgrade either my cards or my MB/CPU, so I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. I'd especially like to hear from anyone else out there who has 2 5870s X-fired.
It wouldn't be worth it unless you went for a very high spec card that made the upgrade worth it. A 5870 is actually a more powerful GPU than a 6870, and in CrossFire that makes them even more potent. Its only worth the upgrade if you went for a 7870, 7970, or a 670 or 680. It might be an idea to upgrade the CPU to a 3570k also.
I'd stick with what you have the new CPU's are good, but I'd say they're not worth the expense, you'll be better served with a decent cooler and a little overclock (it works for my i5 750 ).
As for cards, well, just try it and see.
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