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Old 08-24-2005, 04:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the graphical performance in a game (How good it looks and how smoothly it runs) judged by the video card or does the rest of the hardware (Processor, RAM) also play a part in it? Will the game recommend a higher graphical setting if you have a better processor or more RAM? Or is it the video card that decides all that? I know the video card is the main thing.
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The video card plays more of a role in games than the rest of the equipment. But the CPU and RAM do count as well as the HDD speed for loading times in games.
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the other components do help, eg, (if it was possible) if you had two sli 7800Gtx running with a P1, you would not get v. good performance, lol
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It goes like this

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I think the cpu isnt used TOO much, unless its games with really good physics and stuff like that. Cough cough Half life 2 garys mod cough cough
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its mostly the video card and some ram, then the cpu is just there to power the machine
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Ok, thanks guys.
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