Which one should i upgrade next for upcoming games.

I wanted to run upcoming games like battlefield 4 on high settings but i don't know which to upgrade first (or even i need a upgrade just yet.) I heard that my processor might not be able to handle a newer graphics card (e.g GTX 660.) but tell me if this is wrong. Also if you could tell me what to upgrade to that would be helpful (under £250).
AMD A8 5600K
Radeon HD 7770
8Gb ram
Asus F2A85-MLE motherboard
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  1. While your A8 won't perform as good as the higher end cpu, it won't be that bad either. Get the most powerful graphic card you can afford and that should give you the best chance to play the upcoming titles at better settings

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_a8_5600k_review_apu,20.html

    Try getting gtx760 if you could afford it.
  2. shamsmu said:
    While your A8 won't perform as good as the higher end cpu, it won't be that bad either. Get the most powerful graphic card you can afford and that should give you the best chance to play the upcoming titles at better settings

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_a8_5600k_review_apu,20.html

    Try getting gtx760 if you could afford it.

    I think it will be a serious bottleneck and also it hink he should wait for the volcanic and maxwell series because they will be very good
  3. techguy124 said:

    I think it will be a serious bottleneck and also it hink he should wait for the volcanic and maxwell series because they will be very good



    For some games, there will be 20% dip. While for games like crysis 2, there wont be much bottleneck at all. i7 3970 and a8 5600 only has 3fps difference for crysis2 with a gtx580. Best course of action within that budget is to get the best possible gpu. OP can always upgrade his mobo-cpu somewhere down the line.
  4. shamsmu said:
    techguy124 said:

    I think it will be a serious bottleneck and also it hink he should wait for the volcanic and maxwell series because they will be very good



    For some games, there will be 20% dip. While for games like crysis 2, there wont be much bottleneck at all. i7 3970 and a8 5600 only has 3fps difference for crysis2 with a gtx580. Best course of action within that budget is to get the best possible gpu. OP can always upgrade his mobo-cpu somewhere down the line.

    the op already has a hd 7770 though gtx 760 is much better wont it be better if he waits for the new series upcoming in q4 2013 but if he cannot wait than he has awnsered his question and nothing worse than the gtx 760 wil be a huge upgrade
  5. also the next gen games will be very CPU dependent so it is all up to you and what you game
  6. When it really depends on what games you are going to play. Games that are GPU Intensive like BF3, Crysis 1 or Far Cry 3. You should be find with. Games that are CPU intensive your system will be bottlenecked by your CPU resulting in lower FPS
  7. K-Hype said:
    When it really depends on what games you are going to play. Games that are GPU Intensive like BF3, Crysis 1 or Far Cry 3. You should be find with. Games that are CPU intensive your system will be bottlenecked by your CPU resulting in lower FPS

    This is true so the op should do is best in his budget and he can always upgrade hi scpu and mobo but i think he should wait for maxwell series and the volcanic series
  8. Right, which should i do.
    buy a better gpu
    sell moboard and cpu
  9. loma12 said:
    Right, which should i do.
    buy a better gpu
    sell moboard and cpu

    I think get a gtx 760 and fater some time when tou have mody to buy a better cpu then buy it but now get the gpu first
  10. Get GPU for now. a GTX 760 is a really go deal out right now. But just be warned that your CPU might be a bottlenecked in some games and your GPU won't be at 99%. Use Msi afterburner to track down your GPU Usage and FPS
  11. also do i need a bigger case for the gpu

    zalman z11 plus
  12. loma12 said:
    also do i need a bigger case for the gpu

    zalman z11 plus

    you will be fine as your case supports a card of a 11.43 inch lenght
  13. thanks
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