Is it worth upgrading from Radeon 4870 to Geforce GTX 650ti

maikaal

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Hello,

I would like to know if it's worth, my current system is:
Intel Core 2 Duo 3GHz
2GB RAM (I know have to buy more)
Ati Radeon HD 4870

Geforce 650ti should be more powerful and consume less power, but won't my CPU bottleneck it?

I am planning for occasional gaming.
 

maikaal

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In other words you think I have to buy a whole new pc in order to play modern games on max settings? If that is true then I will stick to gaming on my ps3 lol
 

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With a 650ti, you might have to turn down some settings a little in some areas to achieve smooth game play. Maybe spending a little more and getting the 7850 might be a better idea as you get much more performance while spending just a little more.

Your dual core will still hold up even though games are supporting more threads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4PDoy-mi0A
 

maikaal

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Ok, thanks for answers guys. I will consider buying 7850 then since it really isn't much more expensive than 650ti. From the looks I like the Sapphire and Gigabyte models cos they have large and thus silent fans. Which one you would prefer? I have Gigabyte mobo so I'm thinking going with Gigabyte. XFX are not sold in my country (I'm in eastern europe, latvia).
 

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