I have a old '04 Pentium 4 Computer @ 2.8 ghz and i was wondering if a Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X graphics card will be a bottleneck? If so, is it going to be "reaaally bad" so games like Black Ops/Crysis/Hot Pursuit 2010 are unplayable? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Here are my computer specs :
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
System Model: PN225AA-ABA A724N
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/11/04 12:07:06 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.93GHz, ~2.9GHz
Memory: 2GB RAM
Page File: 1035MB used, 1004MB available
Windows Dir: H:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
I'm pretty sure its SATA and I think the budget would be around $500-800 max. I could probably use my same Hard Drive, CD/DVD Drives and maybe USB ports and even the case itself... so probably save some money there but the motherboard, processor, ram and everything else would have to be sold/thrown in the attic and replaced with the new ones.
I tried a GeForce FX 5700 Ultra with a Pentium 4.
Simply put, running Combat Arms at low settings, 800x600, Forcing Pixel Shader 1.0, Forcing Vertex Shader 1.0, removing textures, overclocking, and shutting off any other programs, I couldn't run 20 fps stable.