Do I need a better CPU to run games a higher resolutions with a G80 card? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-14-2007, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Phanto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 603
Question Do I need a better CPU to run games a higher resolutions with a G80 card?

Do I need a better CPU to run games a higher resolutions with a G80 card?

I'm sorry if this question sounds very noob but I'm just wondering this because I am planning in buying a 8800GTS 640mb superclocked early in April but I'm worried that the games don't run like the benchmark have shown because of my CPU (Athlon 64 X2 4800 '939')

Will my CPU be a bottleneck or I will be able to play the latest games at 1680 x 1050 with max setting?

Thnx in advance.

BTW here is the link to the article that I read.

FiringSquad
__________________

__________________
i5 2500k @ 4.5GHz
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
MSI Z77A-G45
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz
Corsair HX650w
eVGA 670 GTX 2GB
Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB
ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz, Samsung 24" S24B300, Samsung 22" 226BW & HP L1908W 19" (Quad Monitor Setup)
COOLER MASTER HAF 912
Phanto is offline  
Old 02-14-2007, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
Memberbot
 
Elbatrop1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4,057
Default

Your CPU is still quite good. I wouldn't worry about it 'bottlenecking.' That's not to say that better CPUs don't have a significant impact on gaming performance.

Why not have a look at these CPU charts to help you see what kind of performance difference there is between your CPU and some others out there.
__________________

__________________

Intel E6750...........PSN: ELBATROP
XFX nForce 650i Ultra
Patriot PC2-6400 8GB (4x2GB)
eVGA 9800GT
36GB WD Raptor
120GB SG
1TB SG
Logitech X-530
Samsung SyncMaster 931c
Samsung SyncMaster 750s
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Elbatrop1 is offline  
Old 02-14-2007, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 805
Default

The 4800 is a great cpu it definately wont bottleneck, or i dont think so as i have a 7950 gx2 which is fine with my 4800
backup287 is offline  
Old 02-14-2007, 10:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Phanto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 603
Default

After seeing some CPU charts (thnx btw) I feel more tranquil,
I thought I would need to get another CPU but after seeing the charts I see that there is no huge difference, is like you said a significant boost nothing more.
__________________
i5 2500k @ 4.5GHz
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
MSI Z77A-G45
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz
Corsair HX650w
eVGA 670 GTX 2GB
Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB
ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz, Samsung 24" S24B300, Samsung 22" 226BW & HP L1908W 19" (Quad Monitor Setup)
COOLER MASTER HAF 912
Phanto is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.