|Right now I'm running an E2200 (dual core Pentium 2.2ghz) with 8 gigs (2 x 4 gig sticks) of DDR3 1600 and an Nvidia GeForce GT260 and Windows 7.|
I was looking at the AMD A10-7850K and Asus A55BM-E Micro ATX FM2 motherboard, and possibly 16 gigs of RAM as an upgrade.
What I'm wondering is how much of a performance boost will I see? Is the in-bedded R7 graphics going to be better than my discrete GT260? Currently I have a dual monitor set up. A 32" 16:9 LCD TV as the main, (720p running off the VGA) and a 19" 4:3 as the secondary (much higher resolution, I can't remember right now, but with the DVI). I want to upgrade my main to an actual PC monitor, 27" running at 1080. But I'm going to wait for the right price. When I do, I'll run that off the HDMI and the secondary off the VGA.
I run a virtual machine inside my computer, go online, watch movies, convert and play MP3s, and very rarely, converting DVDs to AVIs or MP4s. I almost don't do any gaming, so bleeding edge graphics are not what I'm after. No photoshop either. I like messing with Linux, and would like to in a VR. I haven't been able to make it work with my current set up. But the VR that I do run isn't the fastest either.
What I have does pretty well, but sometimes it lags. Mainly when I have multiple things going. Like the VR machine, converting a DVD, watching a movie, and watching Youtube.
I know, this is pretty taxing. But I'd like to run more than one VR at a time, and go online and watch a movie, if this is reasonable.
I'm trying to justify spending the $200 or so to upgrade.
Old stuff that still works, somewhat....