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I want to upgrade my GPU instead of buying a new console, but my CPU might...

#1dee jayPosted 10/30/2013 6:01:03 PM
bottleneck me.

Current specs:

Radeon 6850 1gb GPU
8gig RAM
i5 2300 2.8ghz

I wan't to run BF4 decently. Do you think I could get it away with just bumping up my GPU? I wouldn't need to completely max everything. Just a single card to get me running somewhat smoothly at 1920x1080 with med-high settings.

If I end up having to upgrade my CPU I might as well just use that money towards a new console.
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#2MangorushXIIIPosted 10/30/2013 6:01:55 PM
Not really, you're better off with the PS4 unless you want to spend $750 altogether just to run BF4.
#3Ryohazuki10469Posted 10/30/2013 6:09:10 PM
MangorushXIII posted...
Not really, you're better off with the PS4 unless you want to spend $750 altogether just to run BF4.


Uhm exaggeration much?
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#4MangorushXIIIPosted 10/30/2013 6:11:52 PM
Ryohazuki10469 posted...
MangorushXIII posted...
Not really, you're better off with the PS4 unless you want to spend $750 altogether just to run BF4.


Uhm exaggeration much?


Hardly
#5ShubPosted 10/30/2013 6:16:47 PM
Your setup will run BF4 decently, but if you want an improvement, just upgrade the video card, your CPU is fine.
Ignore Mangorush, he trollin'.
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#6godplaysSNESPosted 10/30/2013 6:20:16 PM
Best to wait until December, to see how Mantle affects things
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#7steveboblarryPosted 10/30/2013 6:21:45 PM
Ryohazuki10469 posted...
MangorushXIII posted...
Not really, you're better off with the PS4 unless you want to spend $750 altogether just to run BF4.


Uhm exaggeration much?


Uhm he likes to troll much?
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#8Ryohazuki10469Posted 10/30/2013 6:22:51 PM
MangorushXIII posted...
Ryohazuki10469 posted...
MangorushXIII posted...
Not really, you're better off with the PS4 unless you want to spend $750 altogether just to run BF4.


Uhm exaggeration much?


Hardly


It is an exagerration. He said med to high settings at 1080p. Completely possible with a gpu upgrade. He won't have to spend 750. But I just noticed you were labeled as a resident troll, so makes sense.
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#9MangorushXIIIPosted 10/30/2013 6:22:58 PM
Shub posted...
Your setup will run BF4 decently, but if you want an improvement, just upgrade the video card, your CPU is fine.
Ignore Mangorush, he trollin'.


His CPU is fine? Lmao..yea, nice advice there, broski. Don't listen to him, TC. You're going to also need to replace that CPU as well because 2.8ghz isn't going to cut unless you don't mind your fps being all over the place that will cause your game to feel stuttery.
#10JudgmenlPosted 10/30/2013 6:25:29 PM
Don't listen to the "elitists" in this thread. Do whatever you want and you'll be good.
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