Windows Recommendations for a new PC GPU for Gears of War Ultimate?

Rob587

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I have a Radeon hd5700, but I need something with DirectX12 for gears of war. Looking for something that will last a couple years, but not too expensive.

My comp specs:

Acer G257HU 25-Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4ghz
12gb ram
600w psu

Any recommendations? I have no clue where to start or what's compatible with my setup.
 

saturnotaku

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Based on your existing PC, it would honestly be more cost effective for you to buy an Xbox One and play the game on that.

If you were to upgrade just the GPU to be compatible, your CPU would most likely bottleneck it anyway.
 

Rob587

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Based on your existing PC, it would honestly be more cost effective for you to buy an Xbox One and play the game on that.

If you were to upgrade just the GPU to be compatible, your CPU would most likely bottleneck it anyway.
So my quad core 3.4ghz is just too old for this game?
 

Miharu

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So my quad core 3.4ghz is just too old for this game?
It's from 2009 I believe. I have the same one in my PC and some games don't even support it anymore or has it as the minimum requirement. If you want a good GPU then the GTX 970 will last you a good while. I plan on updating my processor to FX-6300 soon but it depends if your motherboard can support it.
 

Rob587

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It's from 2009 I believe. I have the same one in my PC and some games don't even support it anymore or has it as the minimum requirement. If you want a good GPU then the GTX 970 will last you a good while. I plan on updating my processor to FX-6300 soon but it depends if your motherboard can support it.
Thanks. Here's my motherboard. Can I just drop an 8 core amd processor in and a new graphics card and be good to go?


GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 2 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 

antonis

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8-core CPUs are not ideal for gaming, anyway. A 4-core cpu is the way to go. Regardless the GPU, seems like you're in need of a motherboard/cpu upgrade (which will probably make the need to replace the memory too).

Having said that, I'm not so sure this is the right time for someone to buy a new high-end gpu. The new generation GPUs are around the corner both from nVidia and AMD, that will be focused on DX12.
 
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h9826790

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I think it's a bit late to get the "new" GPU now. Both AMD and Nvidia will release the next generation GPU in few months. It suppose to be a big upgrade, but not rebranding, or minor upgrade on the same architecture.

If you are not rush to get the new GPU now, better to wait for few more months, then you can decide go for the real new stuff, or the cheaper Maxwell card (the price should be lower by that time).