Gateway FX6​800-01E Upgrade

Tubesockdoc

TS Rookie
I'm looking at a HIS Radeon HD 7950 for my computer and I'm curious if it would be the right choice to play new games at high to ultra settings? Suggestions?

Gateway FX6800-01e specs
Processor / Chipset
  • Type Intel Core i7 i7-920
  • Max Turbo Speed 2.93 GHz
  • Number of Cores Quad-Core
  • 64-bit Computing Yes
  • CPU Qty 1.0
  • Max CPU Qty 1.0
  • Processor Main Features Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Chipset Type Intel X58 Express
Cache Memory
  • Installed Size L3 cache - 8.0 MB
  • Cache Per Processor 8 MB
RAM
  • Installed Size 6GB
  • Technology DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC
  • Memory Speed 1066.0 MHz
  • Memory Specification Compliance PC3-8500
  • Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
  • Features Unbuffered, Triple channel memory architecture
  • Configuration Features 3 x 1 GB
Hard Drive
  • Capacity 1.0
  • Interface Type Serial ATA-300
  • Spindle Speed 7200.0 rpm
Graphics Controller
  • Type Plug-in card
  • Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon HD 4850
  • Video Memory 512.0 MB
Power
  • Device Type Power supply
  • Power Provided 500.0 Watt
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
The power supply you have is the bare minimum a 7950 requires. Make sure your case has enough airflow for the GPU and make sure you have 2 six pin PCIe power connectors free on your PSU. I would also recommend upgrading your RAM. A 7950 + i7 920 probably wont be able to play games at MAX, but very close to it (if you have 8GB of DDR3).