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5850 - too good for Athlon II x4 620?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 11, 2010 6:57:59 PM

So I decided not to build a system and get a preconfigured one, but I think the videocard is overpowered...

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620
Memory: 4GB DDR2 800
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5850
Monitor: right now mas res is 1650x1050


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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2010 7:03:31 PM

You should be fine. A decent quad core will be able to power a 5850, and you can always overclock if you want to squeeze out some more fps.
a c 107 U Graphics card
January 11, 2010 7:05:44 PM

Depends on the games you play. There is also a significant difference between the performance of a modern AMD processor with DDR2 1066 vs DDR2 800. How much so depends on the game in question, but overall there is no reason not to be using DDR2 1066 as it only costs a little more. Of course, that prebuilt one is trying to squeeze every dollar from you :D .

Anyway, if you want to minimize the CPU bottlneck you can overclock your CPU for added performance.
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January 12, 2010 4:51:28 PM

Ok not too bad. I'll look into overclocking if I don't get adequate FPS. Thanks guys!
a c 148 U Graphics card
January 12, 2010 5:08:01 PM

You will be fine. Granted a higher end quad core CPU will give better performance overall, but by no means will you struggle. The Athlon II x4 chips are awesome for what they are. Cheap quad core that can handle their own.
a c 365 U Graphics card
January 12, 2010 11:29:03 PM

Yeah, it's way over powered. I'll give you $10 to take the HD 5850 off your hands. LOL!!!

Seriously, you're fine.

But if you want that $10...