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E5700 for SWTOR?

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February 1, 2012 3:58:26 PM

Hello, I want to play SWTOR ,but I don't know if my computer helps me
I have a computer with intel e5700 dual core(cpu) and I am thinking of buying a radeon 6870 or gtx 460 .could you give me a suggestion?is the cpu ok, or do I have to upgrade[:( ]? Finally, will the video cards do something or will it begarbage money?
thank for your time

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February 1, 2012 4:11:43 PM

The simple answer is that if you upgrade to a good Video card like the Radeon 6870 or the GTX 460 you will have a good enough of a system to play SWTOR. Now the Intel® Pentium® e5700 may limit some of the performance that you would get from the video card since it is an older CPU with a low FSB (only 800MHz) but it shouldnt stop you from playing at all.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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February 1, 2012 4:19:07 PM

If you want to buy 6870 or gtx460 then you must upgrade to new cpu if you can. E5700 will bottleneck these card heavily. I overclock my E5400 cpu to 3.6ghz to reduce bottleneck which same chip like your, except clock speed. I am using radeon 6770.

i5-2500K is a good choice for gaming. Get it if you can afford. Even if you overclock your cpu then it will not reduce bottleneck that much. So upgrading to a new cpu will be better. But you can still enjoy playing SWTOR as IntelEnthusiast say.
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February 2, 2012 6:58:57 AM

thank you guy0s fot your response
between the 2 gpu what should I chose you think?
ati or nvidipa? :bounce:  :bounce: 
February 2, 2012 9:29:14 AM

aris27 said:
thank you guy0s fot your response
between the 2 gpu what should I chose you think?
ati or nvidipa? :bounce:  :bounce: 

ATI Radeon HD 6870.
February 2, 2012 11:34:40 AM

I'm in a similar situation, Core 2 Duo E6750 CPU w/HD5750 GPU on Vista, playing 1680/1050 res. I'd rather not upgrade my socket 775 mb yet - would moving to a quad core like the Q8400 or Q9400 make much difference playing SWTOR? Or would I be better off just OC'ing this 6750 until I can afford to upgrade to Sandy Bridge?
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February 3, 2012 3:25:29 PM

@ aris27...Of course ati 6870.

@ magellan55....Quad core will give you much better frame rate but your cpu is sufficient for this game. Check the link below for SWTOR cpu benchmark.

From the link:
Performance seems to scale with up to four threads, but a dual-core 3.0 GHz Phenom II X2 still performs smoothly. The lesson here is that any quad-core CPU, or any dual-core CPU faster than 2.5 GHz should be sufficient to run Star Wars: The Old Republic.

You can oc until you afford a sandy bridge cpu if you wish. You will get some improvement.
February 6, 2012 2:43:05 PM

Thanks! OC'd to 3.2GHz/400 FSB and can now get through melees without any stutter. CoreTemps stay under 68 and idle is 35 (had to turn on a side fan to get these). I might tweak the clock some more, but that would OC my 800MHz ram as well. hopefully I can get to 3.4GHz, and then I'll play with OC'ing video.
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February 6, 2012 2:51:38 PM

Lower memory speed less then or equal to 800mhz.