Wise upgrade?

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Davis's picture
Joined: 03/01/2007
Posts: 21

I am wondering if it is wise to upgrade my video card in my Computer.


Motherboard: Asus P45 P5Q-E
CPU: E8400 3.0ghz
GPU: ATi 4850 512mb
RAM: 4gb DDR2 1000mhz
PSU: Corsair 750watt
Display: 22 inch Samsung 1680 x 1050

Games I would want to play:

Battlefield Bad Company 2

Battlefield 3

Right now, Bad Company 2, I am on DX9 and High texture, High models, low shadows, and medium/low everything else. My fps is like 50 and up....

I would like to be able to play BC2 and BF3 on DX10/11 with high graphics, AA, all the bells and whistles. If I were to buy an ATi5850/5870/6850/6870/6900 or one of the Nvidia cards (not as familiar with their models now)...would I be able to run these two games maxed out with my cpu/ram?

Willing to spend $200 around release of BF3...



Current: PSU: Corsair 750TX 750 watt CPU: Intel E8400 3.0ghz GPU: ATi 4850 512mb MOBO: Asus P45 P5Q-E MEMORY: 4GB Mushkin DDR2 1066 HDD: WD 64000AAKS 640GB CASE: NZXT Tempest MONITOR: Samsung 22" 225LW 1680 x 1050

Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

A 6850 would be a nice upgrade from what you have now. It should play quite adequately for the resolution you are running.