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hi i'm playing skyrim for almost a month

now my concern is which should i upgrade first my gpu or my cpu

im running on

intel dual core e5200
4gb ddr2 667 ram
win 7 64 bit
nvdia gf 9500gt

i just want to play skyrim even on lowest setting possible( i'm not a hardcore gamer though)

when im in town i get around 30+fps

what piss me off is when im on dungeon i only get around 20+ fps which really annoy me

any suggestion on upgrading ? i dont want spend too much money TIA

and oh i forgot to mention that i'm getting 40 - 60 fps when i'm on markarth and whiterun

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DaisukeJP

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definitely upgrade your GPU

The 9500GT is pretty old now, i've used a 9800GTX+ for a long time.


I got a XFX HD6950 2GB Unlocked shaders version
it runs everything on 1080p on max settings with 60fps even Crysis 2



I'd recommend this card or a Nvidia GTX 560 ti 448 cores edition




they are maybe on a pricey side, but they outperform almost every single card in it's price range and a bit higher

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thanks for your response. uhmm can you suggest much cheaper card?

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HD 6800 series <--- work also great.. a friend of mine got it.

GeForce GTX 460/480's work also great.


if you go below that, u might have low FPS problems

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I recommend you to get a 6950 like Daisuke said but an AMD 6850 will run this game just fine for only 120 euro. But if I were you I'd spend more so your GPU will last a little longer. Your CPU could use an upgrade too.

edit: ninjad

Edited by Hendruck, 14 April 2012 - 03:40 PM.


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for now i can upgrade one of those only, its either gpu or cpu, so i'll go upgrading my gpu first..

my brother is offering his radeon hd 5670 1gb ddr5 for $50 does it worth it?

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Ask him if you can test it, he's your brother after all..

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were not on the same house anymore :(




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