Just ordered a Radeon 7870(Sapphire OC edition @ 360 from amazon) !! Not sure if this is the right forum topic, but its PC gaming and thats why I ordered this BEAST. I'm really excited, since I have amazon prime I paid an extra 4 dollars to have it 1 day shipped(still not here till monday.) Its the most i've ever dropped on a video card, number 2 being a ATI Radeon x800 all in wonder @ ~300 dollars. Im upgrading from a sapphire radeon 4870 2gb. Mostly posting due to excitement, but also have a couple questions
I built my whole setup about 1.5 years ago, asus p55 extreme MOBO, core i5 750(NOW OC to 4.0ghz w/coolermaster heatsink+fan) 8gbyte ddr 1600, corsair 750 psu,128 MB Crucial SSD, radeon 4870, and plenty of fans.
My questions are, does anyone know how crazy of a difference ill see in games; the games im playing right now are SC2 which runs decently on high, too laggy for my taste on ultra, battlefield BC2 which runs on medium perfect but anything higher laggy, and im looking at DOTA 2, Diablo3, and battlefield 3 as my future games. My resolution is 1080p on a 23 inch. Im an oldschool CS player so a constant 60 fps+ is more important than graphics.
My other question is, will my i5 750 @ 4.0 eventually bottleneck, or my g.skill ram? I guess im at the end of the line. I've OC my cpu pretty far(or maybe i could do a tad further with liquid cooling), my memory is higher than needed, my HD is SSD, and my graphics is now top of the line. Will next step(hopefully not for a couple years) be rebuild, or is there anything worth doing(raid my ssd with another?, will 7870 x2 be worth it or will my processor be the bottleneck, thats the big question. In that case should i look at liquid cooling or complete overhaul?)
After my big excitement for the day, which is ordering my new card, and having a good ole cheap bottle o wine, i hope my post makes sense. Anyways good day everyone. Thanks for the response