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Buying a graphics card,is it worth bothering

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September 18, 2011 9:55:48 PM

Hello everyone, i'm lookin to buy a graphics card since my old one died.Now the problem is my CPU, it's AMD sempron 3200+ at 1.8 ghz,so i'm wondering would i be able to do some gaming.I'l buy ati radeon hd 5450 1 gb ddr3 and another gig of ram ddr2 667 so my specs will be:

AMD sempron 3200+

2 gb Ram ddr2 667 mhz

ATI radeon hd 5450 1 GB ddr3

Will this run older games such as Far Cry,Battlefield 2,NFS carbon,GTA San andreas on HIGH details,and which never ones will it run at least on LOW details.

P.S i know that the CPU will be bottleneck !!!

September 18, 2011 10:12:00 PM

Forgot to mention'i had nvidia 7300 GS(it died) and it ran some games pretty good for example:

-San andreas -medium details,1024 resolution
-Unreal 2003 - high details,1280 resolution
-Most wanted - medium details,1024 resolution
-Fear - medium to low,1024 resolution

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September 18, 2011 10:14:05 PM

September 18, 2011 10:59:11 PM

I'd be inclined to go 5570 as well, but it depends on your budget. If a new CPU is not on the horizon (even a cheap 2.0ghz+ dual core) then maybe stick with the cheaper 5450.

If the 7300GS was on the same CPU then this should be a decent step up and (especially on older games) you should be able to put the details up a bit.