Hey Guys, thanks for reading this post I have a couple of Qs to ask you.
I currently have an AMD FX 4170 OC to 4.4ghz (Stock 4.2) and an Ati HD 6870 CF. I am thinking about getting the Ati 7870 in crossfire but wasn't sure if I would experience any bottleneck with the upgrade?
Do you think its wise to upgrade from HD6870CF --- HD 7870CF? Micro stuttering did happen in Sleeping dogs but it didn't bother me that much.
Any news on AMD's new cpu range? I keeping reading on forums that its gonna be out but no news lol.
It should be too much of a problem but I would upgrade that cpu to a 6300 or 8320 before upgrading the 6870s. Unless you need more gpu performance from the games you play the 6870s should be good enough.
I suspect that you are more limited by cpu than by graphics capability.
The FX series is not known for being a good gaming cpu.
Try lowering your resolution and eye candy. If your FPS increases, then the cpu may be capable of driving a better configuration to higher fps.
^+1 a good test to go through to see if you need something stronger. In the long term you may want to upgrade to a piledriver chip even though they aren't amazing they are the best that AMD has and they perform just fine with the current gen graphic cards.
I'm not sure. I would think okay but also I would advise against a crossfire setup. I would only get a second gpu if one wasn't enough. If you were running into games where the settings weren't cutting the mustard for you. I would get what you can afford when games stop playing at the rate they are move onto either a 2nd GPU or if enough time has gone by another single card. But I'm really not sure I would think that chip could handle it its the best they have surely it can.