Originally Posted by -M4TT-
BTW, I didnt know people still even used Pentium. Dinosaur shiz!
I was still using a Pentium dual core 2.93Ghz (could never find a technical name for it) until a month ago, when i switched to my 2500. I still don't have a graphics card, but the change is phenomenal. Regardless of my internet connection - Youtube videos were always lagging quite badly, and i couldn't even render simple gradients.
If you go onto youtube and switch to 'large player', you see a nice, smooth black to gray gradient. I saw 4 blocks of black to gray shades. It was painful.
My i5 on the other hand has been brilliant. I can play Shogun 2 and SW:TOR perfectly fine with no graphics card, and i am currently in the Planetside 2 Beta, which is running... alright on the lowest possible graphics settings. I think to continue playing that, i will need to get a graphics card soon - but still, i'm not having any major lag issues right now.