Probably some of both. That card is pretty long in the tooth to play a brand new, graphically intensive game. And BF4 is poorly optimized from what I'm hearing. --- Intel i5 4670K | Corsair 16GB DDR3 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | ASUS 27" 1440p Corsair 480GB SSD | WD 4TB HDD | Fractal Design R4 | Corsair 750MX | Win7Ult 64
There is always a new card around the corner, so you should upgrade when you feel dissatisfied with your card playing *actual* games and not betas that aren't really a good judge of performance.
If you feel that time is now, give us a budget of the most you want to spend and we will give you options for the best value. --- Intel i5 4670K | Corsair 16GB DDR3 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | ASUS 27" 1440p Corsair 480GB SSD | WD 4TB HDD | Fractal Design R4 | Corsair 750MX | Win7Ult 64
Under $600. I had my computer built for me on a website a couple yrs ago and I don't know much about computers. Can you guys tell me what exactly to do to install the new card? And I would only need a new card right? Here are my full specs
If you just want to replace the video card it is easiest to do if you stick with the same company's cards since you likely won't have to fiddle with uninstalling and installing drivers.
You have an Nvidia card so I'd suggest something like a GTX 770 4 gig. Those are around $450 If that is more than you want to spend you can get a GTX 760 4gig for around $300.
The process is super easy. Open the side of your case. Unplug the power cables running to your graphics card. Unscrew the 1 or 2 Philips screws on the left side of the card. There will be either a plastic flap or clip on the right side of the card holding it in place you either lift up or press down on. Pull out the video card. Slide the new car in. Make sure the plastic clip / Flap is in place. Screw it down on the left. Plug in the power cables. --- Have you accepted Raspberyl as your loli and savior?
On the nvidia side of things, the 4GB 770 is about $450 (the next one up is about $650.)
On the ati side of things, the 7970 is about $310 (the next one up is about $700.) They are releasing a new line of cards this month as well.
It is not very hard to change drivers, but if you prefer to stick with nvidia that's fine too. I went with the 4GB 770 myself, and it maxes almost everything on a 1440p monitor. There are a handful of games that it struggles with, but 95% of everything I play is 60 fps with all the settings as high as they'll go. --- Intel i5 4670K | Corsair 16GB DDR3 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | ASUS 27" 1440p Corsair 480GB SSD | WD 4TB HDD | Fractal Design R4 | Corsair 750MX | Win7Ult 64