Planning to upgrade card for Skyrim

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by horrorshow, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

    Dec 14, 2007
    Whaddup all!

    It's been a while.

    Anyways, with Skyrim coming out in November it only makes sense to upgrade my video card.

    I've checked out the recommended specs (which I meet), but I'm thinking it best to play it safe and upgrade.

    I'm kind of partial towards ATI but open to all suggestions....

    Spending ceiling looks to be at most $300 with shipping.

    I was thinking an ATI 6950 2GB (2gigs so I'm ready for texture mods later on etc). Keep in mind also my native rez is 1920x1080 and I def want AT LEAST 2x AA / 8x AF.

    Oh, I plan to purchase at the beginning of October etc.

    Anyways, specs are in my sig. All suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks for the help!
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011
  2. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

    Dec 15, 2005
    Beginning of October? I recommend that you wait till then to ask for advice as rumors are stating that AMD is due to release new GPUs around that timeframe. Even without the new GPUs coming out, a lot can change between now and October when it comes to pricing, availability, etc.
  3. Asacolips

    Asacolips Limp Gawd

    Dec 4, 2008
    I would just wait. As awesome as Skyrim is going to be, it's still just another dx9 game so I doubt that it's going to be that demanding on video cards. You've also got a 5850 on a 1080p monitor, so you're already kind of at a good performance range for that card.
  4. happymedium

    happymedium Gawd

    Dec 23, 2010
    You have a 5850 now? That should play Skyrim at high settings. I dont think that game is gonna be a gpu hog. I would bet you wont need to upgrade.

    A 5850 to a 6950 is not a good upgrade anyway.