My current pc is an intel i3 3220,8gb ram,nvidia gtx 650 1gb video card
I find a lot of the newer games have to be run on medium settings whether this is the cpu or gpu im not sure,i was looking at some you tube footage of various games using the gtx 650 and the games look nothing like they do on my pc,ie battlefield3,payday 2,much more detail
My budget for upgrading is tight so its upgrading the cpu to an i5 or the gpu to a gtx660,havent enough cash for both
Im tending to think its the processor not the graphics card thats the problem
Any advice welcome
serious login problems today never experienced this before,
Anyway,budget about £150,the gtx 660 2mb cheapest i found was msi £142.50,cheapest i5 processor 3350p at £138
I would have reasoned it was the gpu but after looking at the you tube demos it made me think its the cpu plus my sons sony laptop has an i5 processor with a radeon 6 series graphics card and he can play payday2 on medium settings easily,albeit at resolution of 1366x768
To be honest it really is not a big leap. Compare. I am not sure I would even bother to upgrade the CPU as the performance increase in games will be pretty minimal. Here is a pretty decent review on your chip from a site I use regularly and subscribe to the magazine. i3-3220
thanks i may actually skip that upgrade i had read the i3 was much slower than the i5 due to the number of cores,a magazine ive always bought PC format advocates the i5 as the best processor in terms of value and performance
Just cancelled my subscription to that magazine as it recently reduced the number of pages by around 16 if memory serves and when I emailed the editor about why there was nothing in his editorial about the reduction, in fact there was nothing at all in the magazine he really was not interested, so I cancelled.
Apart from that I felt it really was rather superficial in it's reviews and there was little to hold my interest these days.