Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Is My Current System Sufficient For All of The Latest Games?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is My Current System Sufficient For All of The Latest Games? - Page 2

post #11 of 26
I think HD 6970 or GTX 570/GTX 480 have very good performance. Each has its advantages in several titles, but overal the HD 6970 is faster because of it's extra VRAM and raw shader & texture performance (while the GTX 570 is a bit faster at tessellation-heavy games such as crysis 2, but those are rare titles so overal the 6970 wins).
the GTX 480 has 256 MB more memory than the 570 but at the expense of lesser frequency and instruction-per-clock. if you plan to get 480, you'll want to go for models with aftermarket cooler to mitigate the noise and heat.
HD 6950 1 GB or GTX 560 Ti 1 GB offers better values than the above at slower performance. the 2 GB varriant of either will be more future-proof or maybe of your interest if you like to ultilize texture mods, antialiasing, etc.
Edited by james8 - 8/9/11 at 8:17pm
Dream PC
(17 items)
 
Surface Pro 3
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL Core i7 6700K ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Z170 MSI Geforce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG SM951 NVMe 512GB SAMSUNG 850 EVO 1TB COOLER MASTER Nepton 280L MICROSOFT Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BENQ XL2420TE DELL UltraSharp U2415 WASD V2 custom CORSAIR HX850i 
CaseMouseAudioOther
NZXT H440 white CORSAIR Vengeance M95 CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z CPU Delid 
Other
LED Lighting 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4300U Microsoft Surface Intel HD Graphics 4400 8 GB DDR3L 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardMouse
256 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro x64 Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID Microsoft Arc Mouse Surface Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
Dream PC
(17 items)
 
Surface Pro 3
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL Core i7 6700K ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Z170 MSI Geforce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG SM951 NVMe 512GB SAMSUNG 850 EVO 1TB COOLER MASTER Nepton 280L MICROSOFT Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BENQ XL2420TE DELL UltraSharp U2415 WASD V2 custom CORSAIR HX850i 
CaseMouseAudioOther
NZXT H440 white CORSAIR Vengeance M95 CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z CPU Delid 
Other
LED Lighting 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4300U Microsoft Surface Intel HD Graphics 4400 8 GB DDR3L 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardMouse
256 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro x64 Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID Microsoft Arc Mouse Surface Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 26
If I were you I'd wait for next gen at this point, but if you have the itch to upgrade or if you run into a sweet deal I would pick up a 6950/GTX 480/570. You will have no issues maxing out games at 1920x1080.
Linux Gaming PC
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel | 3770K Asrock | Extreme3 gen3 EVGA | GTX 560 TI G.Skill| 16GB | 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD | Black | 1TB OCZ | Vertex 4 | 512GB Samsung | 22x CM | Hyper 212 EVO 
OSOSMonitorPower
Linux | Mint 13 Cinnamon | x64 Windows 7 | Ultimate | x64 Samsung | T260 Corsair | 750w 
Case
CM | HAF 932 | Black Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
Linux Gaming PC
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel | 3770K Asrock | Extreme3 gen3 EVGA | GTX 560 TI G.Skill| 16GB | 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD | Black | 1TB OCZ | Vertex 4 | 512GB Samsung | 22x CM | Hyper 212 EVO 
OSOSMonitorPower
Linux | Mint 13 Cinnamon | x64 Windows 7 | Ultimate | x64 Samsung | T260 Corsair | 750w 
Case
CM | HAF 932 | Black Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 26
Buy another Sapphire HD 5770 for cheap. You got enough power to run 2x 5770. You will get performances as one 5870 which is nearly on par with 6950.
Sandy love
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 4.5GHz 1.32V Asus P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire 5850 Hd 900/1250 Mushkin Blackline 2x4GB 1.35V 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
Crucial M4 64Gb(boot), Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG Corsair TX850W V2 Haf 932 Advanced 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy love
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 4.5GHz 1.32V Asus P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire 5850 Hd 900/1250 Mushkin Blackline 2x4GB 1.35V 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
Crucial M4 64Gb(boot), Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG Corsair TX850W V2 Haf 932 Advanced 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 26
upgrade the GPU and you'll be fine im waiting for kepler and southern island first though
Zues 2.0
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 6600k Asus Z170-Deluxe Asus GTX780 DCU2 Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samasung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda XT Western Digital RED WD60EFRX 3.5 Lite on BL Drive 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite on DVD Noctua NH-D14 Win10 Pro 64Bit 20" Samsung SyncMaster 2032BW 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
20" Samsung SyncMaster 2032BW Logitech G15 (orange revision) Silverstone ST1000-P 1000W Silverstone Fortress FT02 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Logitech G700 Logitech Z 2300 Turtle Beach Z60 Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 
  hide details  
Reply
Zues 2.0
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 6600k Asus Z170-Deluxe Asus GTX780 DCU2 Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samasung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda XT Western Digital RED WD60EFRX 3.5 Lite on BL Drive 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite on DVD Noctua NH-D14 Win10 Pro 64Bit 20" Samsung SyncMaster 2032BW 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
20" Samsung SyncMaster 2032BW Logitech G15 (orange revision) Silverstone ST1000-P 1000W Silverstone Fortress FT02 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Logitech G700 Logitech Z 2300 Turtle Beach Z60 Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shame486 View Post
Buy another Sapphire HD 5770 for cheap. You got enough power to run 2x 5770. You will get performances as one 5870 which is nearly on par with 6950.
Yes this is true.
HTPC
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A-3870K AsRock A75 Pro (FM1) HyperX DDR3 1866 8 GB SAMSUNG 830 256gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
LG M2762D-PM Glossy Black 27" 5ms (1920x1080) Antec HG 900 Gerenic ATX Case 
  hide details  
Reply
HTPC
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A-3870K AsRock A75 Pro (FM1) HyperX DDR3 1866 8 GB SAMSUNG 830 256gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
LG M2762D-PM Glossy Black 27" 5ms (1920x1080) Antec HG 900 Gerenic ATX Case 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shame486 View Post
Buy another Sapphire HD 5770 for cheap. You got enough power to run 2x 5770. You will get performances as one 5870 which is nearly on par with 6950.
Yeah, at this point I wouldn't consider any upgrade other than another 5770, and only if you really think you need it.

You may not be able to max every game, but you should be able to max most of then with AA off (and many with it on).

What it comes down to is how important graphics are to you. I beat Crysis and Metro multiple times with my 4850 512MB and I loved every minute of them and I thought they had great graphics, even though they obviously were not maxed out.

My new gtx470 eats those games alive, but the 8% increase in graphics is nothing special compared to the actual gameplay which my 4850 handled fine.


Also, my friend has a Phenom 940 and 5770 (both at stock) and I think that I couldn't tell the difference between his computer and mine; even if some games had slightly lower settings on his.
Edited by TEntel - 8/10/11 at 2:27am
post #17 of 26
Yeah i would wait too
Gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4670k asrock z87 extreme4 Pc R7970 v3 Crucial ballistic 2x4gb 1866 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 850 500 WD caviar black 640gb Lite-on dvd burner Windows ultimate 64x 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Crossover 27Q led-P Corsair 650w tx V2 Antec three hundred Beyerdynamic Dt 990 pro 250 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4670k asrock z87 extreme4 Pc R7970 v3 Crucial ballistic 2x4gb 1866 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 850 500 WD caviar black 640gb Lite-on dvd burner Windows ultimate 64x 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Crossover 27Q led-P Corsair 650w tx V2 Antec three hundred Beyerdynamic Dt 990 pro 250 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by james8 View Post
i'd say wait for next gen cards (7000 series, 600 series) released and then buy a high-end card of this gen at greatly discounted price.

5770 is a bit underpowered at 1080p. it's more suitable for 1050p or lower imo.
but then again, if you're the performance kinda guy and don't mind running games at medium-low, you'll be fine

that phenom 2 isn't that fast btw, so if ur planning on some huge GPU upgrade, especially SLI or CFX graphics subsystems, keep that in mind.
The 955 is fine for now, it would take an expensive gpu(s) for it to become a significant problem.

My vote is for a 6870, I've seen them as low as $150. A gtx 460 1gb would be nice too.
post #19 of 26
GPU upgrade and you'll be fine. 6870, 6950, 560TI. Find the best deal.
   
Office Special
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte Z97MX - Gaming 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Corsair H50 Windows 8.1 64-bit ASUS VH238H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6G Corsair Professional HX650W Fractal Design Define Mini SteelSeries Ikari Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2410M Lenovo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 Samsung 8GB 1333MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
RunCore 30GB mSATA SSD + Western Digital Caviar... LG BD-ROM / DVD RW Cooler Master NotePal U2 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
15.6" 1366x768 Delta 120W IdeaPad Y570 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Office Special
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte Z97MX - Gaming 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Corsair H50 Windows 8.1 64-bit ASUS VH238H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6G Corsair Professional HX650W Fractal Design Define Mini SteelSeries Ikari Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2410M Lenovo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 Samsung 8GB 1333MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
RunCore 30GB mSATA SSD + Western Digital Caviar... LG BD-ROM / DVD RW Cooler Master NotePal U2 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
15.6" 1366x768 Delta 120W IdeaPad Y570 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 26
Many people have claimed that BF3 scales amazingly so you shouldn't suffer too much.

As for CoD, if you can Max out BF3, you can pull the down CoD's pants, step back, and do not-very-nice things to it so I'd say don't worry about that. (I survived all their titles since MW with my lowly P8600 and 4670M @ 1080p and lowest abt 30-40fps. There were massive dips in high explosion areas though. But all was well)

I agree with all who suggest a GPU upgrade for 1080p BF gaming. If you have the cash and the uncontrollable itch for an upgrade, get a GTX570 or an HD 6970. (A 560Ti or 6950 will be great,cheaper options as well).

If the upgrade itch is controllable but still intense, get an HD 6850/6870/GTX 460 1GB and wait for the next generation of cards to come out.
Edited by dklimitless - 8/10/11 at 7:37am
The Dark Knight
(13 items)
 
Rebirth
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K. 4.5Ghz (Summer Clocks) ASUS P8P67 Pro ( Rev 3.0 ) MSI 6970 Lightning (downclocked) CFX with MSI 6... 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB Spinpoint F3 +2TB F4(backups) Random LG drive Win7 SP1 64bit ASUS VH236H @1080p 
KeyboardPowerCase
Saitek Gaming keyboard ... >_> Corsair TX750 Rosewill Gear x3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D P8600 @ 2.4Ghz (undervolted) Crappy dell Studio XPS one 4670M (1GB) I don't remember... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 4x Blu-ray ROM Win7 SP1 64bit 15.6" WLED @ 1080p 
KeyboardPower
Old Saitek Gaming Keyboard 90W adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
The Dark Knight
(13 items)
 
Rebirth
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K. 4.5Ghz (Summer Clocks) ASUS P8P67 Pro ( Rev 3.0 ) MSI 6970 Lightning (downclocked) CFX with MSI 6... 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB Spinpoint F3 +2TB F4(backups) Random LG drive Win7 SP1 64bit ASUS VH236H @1080p 
KeyboardPowerCase
Saitek Gaming keyboard ... >_> Corsair TX750 Rosewill Gear x3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D P8600 @ 2.4Ghz (undervolted) Crappy dell Studio XPS one 4670M (1GB) I don't remember... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 4x Blu-ray ROM Win7 SP1 64bit 15.6" WLED @ 1080p 
KeyboardPower
Old Saitek Gaming Keyboard 90W adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Is My Current System Sufficient For All of The Latest Games?