I''ve been getting very uneven and low FPS on games lately. On Battlefield 3, I'm averaging about 40-50 FPS on high settings. Other games, such as CS:GO or Just Cause 2, I'm always higher than 60 FPS without any frame rate issues.
My specs are:
Motherboard - MSI 870A Fuzion
GPU - Radeon HD 6970
RAM - 8 GB DDR3
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 running at 3.41 GHz
I'm considering upgrading some of my hardware, but I'm not certain what to upgrade to get most bang for the buck. CPU seems like the reasonable thing to upgrade at first. I'm trying to keep a reasonable budget, so I'm not looking for any CPU, GPU etc. that is over 500$.