ok so i have a very nice Processor (Amd Phenom ii x4 3,2ghz) but my video card isnt very good. im just wondering in Modern Warfare 2 which different things (textures, resolution, Anti Aliasing, shadows. etc) are controlled by the CPU?
what exactly does the CPU do in a game? or is all of that handled by the GPU? what about the Ram?
oh eventually i will be upgrading my video card but just for now i have to use this one
The GPU handles textures, resolutions, anti aliasing, and shadows and more. The CPU/RAM process together to ensure optimal performance as they are all very reliant on eachother to function. CPU/RAM provides hastened responses as far as processing application data/opening applications. In regards to MW2, it's a combination of CPU/RAM/GPU. You want atleast 4GB of RAM and a 512MB GPU for MW2.