What other parts you have in your PC and are they as old as the HD 4870 is? That will help us to know if one of the other parts you have might or not bottleneck the new GPU. If you did an upgrade for the rest recently then it will be no problem.
Hey guys! trying to upgrade my current Radeon HD 4870 to a video card that can handle BF4 very well. Im hoping to spend between 200 and 300 and am planning to stick with AMD for sure.
Keep in mind that I currently have a Thermaltake w0134ru 550w. If it needs to be upgraded thats alright.
Thanks for the input!
I recently purchased the HIS R9 280x and love it. It is dead silent. Two slot. Two mini display port connectors (my preferred way to connect) along with one hdmi and one dvi. Performance is great. You can see my full build here: http://imgur.com/a/N53kL
I run 1920x1200 so this card is probably all I need for max settings. It can push 1440p but not with everything turned on in all games. Untill they make 1440p monitors at 24" I'm not likely to upgrade.
That CPU will hold the game pretty good but you will need to upgrade to something better in an year or so when the new CPU generation comes along from both Intel and AMD. Right now it seems more games are taking advantage of all cores AMD CPU's have so even a FX 8350 seems a good choice to this day.
If I'm not mistaken that PSU is around 4 or 5 years old right? I've noticed it has a 70% efficiency certify, so you will need to change the it pretty soon too. The R9 270X is not as power hungry as the R9 280X but I'd say taking the 270X and a good PSU from Corsair or Seasonic and you will go around 300$. That will take you a good GPU and a brand new PSU with one shot.