I've been looking around for a long time now and doing research on what is the best upgrade from my 9600GT for SWOTOR, when it's released. I've played the Beta and I can see that my GFX card is bottlenecking my AMD FX 6100 x6 quite badly resulting I get quite stuttered pay and not it's not very enjoyable. I was thinking about getting the Asus ATI Radeon HD 6870 in replace of my 9600GT.
My PSU works fine, just bought a new one today so there is no issue there. I use a M5A78L-M LX motherboard and am 85% that the chipset will work with the 6870 should I chose to ugprade to it. I've read that the card is physically very large, which isn't a problem either seeing as I've just recently invested in a massive cooler master tower. Sorry I can't link to the hardware because I've not got enough post count yet.
Thanks for your time, I will try to check this thread as much as possible!
TL;DR - Want to get some advice on if 6870 is a decent upgrade from my 9600GT for smooth game play on SWOTOR.