look at the other post i made. yes, the x4 630 is a very capable cpu. however, it is to the point where no matter how much faster the cpu is, its all about the gpu. if you pair it with a capable gpu, like a 5850, yes, it will play a lot of games at high quality and fps (depending on the game and resolution). however if its with say a 4850, it wont be as capable.