Should I be getting better performance from my rig? Tags: Radeon Performance RAM Graphics Last response: December 23, 2012 3:11 PM in Graphics & Displays Share LouChaos December 23, 2012 2:47:11 PM Hello, I recently upgraded my video card, but the performance isn't what I expected. In Far Cry 3, Battlefield 3, Hitman Absolution I'm only getting 20 FPS. My gear: i3-550 Radeon HD 7850 Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 8GB Ripjaw RAM @ 1333 Considering a CPU/MOBO/RAM upgrade, but not sure if it's necessary. More about : performance rig | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to LouChaos Register or log in to remove simmons33 December 23, 2012 2:55:43 PM The games your playing recommend Quad Core Setups. Sadly the I3-550 is only a Hyperthreaded Dual Core. http://ark.intel.com/products/48505/Intel-Core-i3-550-P...(4M-Cache-3_20-GHz) Your MB has Support for an Intel® Core™ i7 series processor/Intel® Core™ i5 series processor/ Intel® Core™ i3 series processor in the LGA1156 package http://sk.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-h55-usb3_20/ CPU Upgrade is def what you need =D | Report abuse Reply to simmons33 swifty_morgan December 23, 2012 3:10:52 PM and having said that.............. I don't know about the other 2 but FC3 won't be delivering very high frames to begin with. | Report abuse Reply to swifty_morgan LouChaos December 23, 2012 3:11:32 PM Yeah, that's what I thought. Figured I'd hit up the think tank here first. I'll probably just do a system overhaul, since 1156 is dated, and better processors for cheaper are on the 1155 boards. Thanks! | Report abuse Reply to LouChaos Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Should I be getting better performance from my rig?> Related ressources: ForumShould I be getting better performance from my X1900 XT? Forum7850 should I be getting better performance ? ForumWhat should I upgrade first for better gaming performance ? ForumWhat i should do to inprove my performance of my gaming rig ?? ForumIs my GPU not getting the performance it should ? ForumMy rig isn't getting the FPS that it should , I think. ForumShould i get a new build or update my rig ForumWhich system will give me better performance ? fps, gigahertz, etc. ForumBudget RIG for overall performance and gaming ForumWhat 3D Card should I get for my new rig ? ForumHow can I improve my PC to get better game performance ? ForumWhat mobo should I buy for gaming rig with OC ForumBetter hardware? crappier performance ? ForumGaming performance wise, which computer is better ? ForumShould i buy 7770 or wait for a better card ForumShould I? Or Get A New Gaming Rig ? Forum1Gb vs 2Gb graphics Forum[Solved] Switching from AMD to Nvidia ForumShould I get GTX660 for Premiere? (Currently have a MSI7850) Forum[Solved] Which GPU should I get? 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 !