Originally Posted by DarkOCean
Well both cards have 1gb and your new cpu is still a dual core, return the gpu and the cpu and for a 2gb gpu (6950,7850) and a quad core cpu like 2500k for example.
i doubt is the psu.
I've been wondering if it's a CPU issue, but I just read so many times that "modern games are so much more GPU intensive that CPU bottlenecking is less and less of an issue" etc. that I thought a modest CPU upgrade (basically just one that would work with my new MoBo since my prior MoBo wasn't Crossfire capable) and a significant GPU upgrade would solve the problem.
So would an i5 quad core really give my 5770 a boost or would I need to keep the 6870 to see the boost? I know the 5770 and 6870 are related but all the test sites I looked at show the 6870 having about a 1.5-2x FPS improvement over the 5770.