Okay as title suggest I'm looking for a new graphics card to run BF3 I'm currently using a ATI Radeon EAH5670 1GB, I have Intel Dual Core 3.0ghz..... P5Q Pro Mobo annnd 4gb RAM. I've hunted around and some cards are still £100 plus... I'd reallly love to try and get one between £50 - £80/£90 at most but if need be I will budge...
My 5670 series is okay during campaign but when heavily loaded the FPS drops down under the 20's. It roughly sit's from 25 - 40/45ish. My main reason is I love the Online, and I have recently bought guild wars 2. Some parts the FPS drops... quite a bit..
Extra Info::: Would pref, like to buy a graphics card that will last a few years before needing to upgrade... I'm not looking for top notch. Like I said Medium or even High would be ace on Battlefield 3. I've looked at some 5000 series but I don't want to dive in head first without a second opinion *** ALSO*** Upon buying a new graphics card would I have to buy a new power brick ?
I agree with cookybiscuit, if you're on a real tight budget the HD 7750 would also suffice, or if you have some money spare, you could give yourself some gaming headroom with a HD 7850, that'd get BF3 really going nicely
As I noticed the http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Sapphire-1024MB-GDDR... requires 500w >.> Would this brick be ideal??? Also It says 64 bit operating system highly recommended... is this from a performance requirement or just a recommendation as titled ? I'm totally sorry for any questions you deem stupid! This is my first custom comp ^^