will my current system bottlmy 4870 Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: August 2, 2008 8:37 AM in Graphics & Displays Share nytz August 2, 2008 7:51:06 AM Hello there, im getting a 4870 very soon and i would like to know how i run on my current system, or would the cpu and ram lower the performance of the card? System: [CPU] AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 4800+ 2.5GHz [Motherboard] MSI K9AGM2 [RAM] DDR2 2X1GB [Hard Drive] Samsung HD321KJ 320GB/7200rpm [Power Supply] Corsair TX650W [Graphic Card] Current card is 8600GT wich sux More about : current system bottlmy 4870 mactronix a c 130 U Graphics card August 2, 2008 8:10:41 AM You will see a good bit of differance, but yes the card could run better with a better CPU. Its all relative really, you will probably be quite happy with it buy it will definatly be faster with a top of the range CPU. Mactronix nytz August 2, 2008 8:14:44 AM But what about the RAM? and could you maybe suggest a good cpu? Related resources Compare 4870 and Current PCIe cards - Forum Can my current system make use of a better Radeon card? - Forum Is the 4870 a GOOD Card for 2012? Will it function with my system ? - Forum Will a 5770 work on my current system ? - Forum Upgrading current system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mactronix a c 130 U Graphics card August 2, 2008 8:29:22 AM I must admit to not knowing that much about the impact of ram on performance and could only advise you to the best of my knowledge. But it would depend on what the spec of what you have now as to where you should go. I beleive that this Ram http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR2/D... would deliver plenty of performance for most peoples needs. You may find this link usefull as well http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/dualcore-s... It should help you with deciding on a CPU upgrade. Mactronix nytz August 2, 2008 8:37:50 AM Thanks for help Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 5870 with my current system - worth it? Forum Upgrading from HD 4870 , considering GTX 460 Forum E8400/ 4870 /4gb RAM. Upgrade or New system ? Forum Upgrading current gaming system Forum Upgrading current system Forum Is it worth upgrading from Radeon 4870 to Geforce GTX 650ti Forum 4870 Power Supply? Forum Currently HD 4870 , upgrading recommendations? Forum Replacing/Upgrading HD 4870 on a budget Forum Substantial difference between 4870 512MB and 1GB for my system ? Forum New i7 / 4870 System Forum XFX 4870 1GB acting up Forum No POST with new video card Forum 4870 vs 9800gx2 Forum Can this system run crysis? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !