Examples of games that demand a hi-spec PC?

Hi,
Can someone help me list some examples of games that are either a.) gfx/cpu intensive b.) only gfx intensive and c.) only cpu intensive? Including upcoming releases...

I'm especially interested in finding games that are CPU intensive so I can better persuade myself that upgrading to either a nice AM3 or 1156 CPU is worth the investment.

I know Bad Company 2, GTAIV+Episodes, and of course Crysis are demanding on the CPU, and RTSs are, too, but that's all I can think of. Thanks! :)

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  1. also look at metro 2033, just cause 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat
  2. Mafia 2 (coming out this week) looks to be pretty hard core on hardware.
  3. I totally forgot about Just Cause 2. I didn't know stalker was cpu intensive. I'll look at Metro 2033 and Mafia 2 in detail. Thanks.

    Any more games would be awesome, too.
  4. Gotta love the logic... Buy a $40 game to justify the $500 upgrade. ;-)

    Don't worry, I've done the same thing on a few occasions over the years.
  5. I believe although its getting on a bit Flight Simulator can still really tax CPU's as well as hitting the GPU somewhat if you turn up the settings.
  6. Herr_Koos said:
    Gotta love the logic... Buy a $40 game to justify the $500 upgrade. ;-)

    Don't worry, I've done the same thing on a few occasions over the years.


    Well that's not how I look at it. It's been two years since I've upgraded, and I'm looking at max $200 worth of upgrades. Another thing is we all use our extra money for something different. Some people buy $500 car rims even though theyre harder to maintain, and others buy $800 HDTVs for $100 worth of redbox rentals lol. Everyone is a consumer and they buy what they want.
  7. markusaurileus said:
    Well that's not how I look at it. It's been two years since I've upgraded, and I'm looking at max $200 worth of upgrades. Another thing is we all use our extra money for something different. Some people buy $500 car rims even though theyre harder to maintain, and others buy $800 HDTVs for $100 worth of redbox rentals lol. Everyone is a consumer and they buy what they want.


    Understood; like I said, I've done the same thing myself a few times.
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