This is a basic general feedback from a system ive had for 2 months. Its a Gateway dx4200-09 specs are as follows below.
AMD Phenom™ X4 9100e 64-bit Quad-Core Processor (1.80GHz, 2MB L2 Cache) with AMD64 Technology8
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (64-bit) with SP11
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2-2048MB modules)
640GB 7200rpm Serial ATA II/300 hard drive with 16MB Cache4
Modern System Design with Red Chrome Branding Strip
Integrated ATI® Radeon™ HD 3200 Hybrid Graphics with up to 256MB of Shared Video Memory (disabled)
Geforce 8800gt 512mb 256-bit GDDR3 (Enabled Main GPU)
Ive played NBA 2k10, Ghostbusters, and Crysis all on Maxx settings @ resolutions 1920x1080 with my 55in Vizio hd tv and/or JVC 60in hdtv.
NBA 2k10 56/fps
World of Borecraft (cancelled account) 60fps 40-50 in dalran.
Some say my cpu is bottlenecking my Card or a any future card that i may want.
Some say my card is holding these games back (except wow)!
I just need a lil help cause im debating on building a new system $600usd (monitor not included ). I do not want to build a new pc just for minimal performance in games, need atleast 50% boost in the cpu/gpu area.
For a quick set of upgrades you could upgrade the CPU and GPU to something like a PII 945 and a 4890 or 5850. You should also upgrade your PSU to a good 550 watt PSU like the corsair 550VX or an Antec TP-550
I don't think your measurements are correct sir, I have the hardest time believing you are getting 49 fps in crysis maxed out on 1920x1080! An old videocard with 128 Stream processors if not less with a 1.8Ghz processor+2mb cache and 800mhz ddr2...buddy, some of the highest end GPU's in Xfire and SLI and high end processors and RAM of today costing thousands of dollars have a hard time to maxing out crysis...
And by maxing out, I mean Full resolution, 16xQ AA, 16x AF, All Highest/Enthusiast Settings...
-Well there are other factors that affect this, take into account that Crysis warhead has better performance then the original and patches also improve as well as video drivers so i could be wrong, last time i checked out benchmarks was last year so things could have changed drastically.