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March 15, 2012 10:42:45 AM

i have e7500 intel core 2 duo card
4gb ddr 2 ram and 1600x900 screen
and a hd 6870 gpu so IS MY CPU GOOd to play bf3 and gta4 at ultra settings ??

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March 15, 2012 10:45:35 AM

No, but check here to see what you can play it at,
http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10482/
6950 and a quadcore are minimum req's


this is a 975Be at standard settings with two 6950's, sorry for pic quality
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March 15, 2012 10:55:05 AM

I'm not familiar with Dollar prices sorry,
but I would get the best one you can afford to, aka higher up the list=better
**Edit, and obviously one of the quads :) 
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March 15, 2012 10:58:23 AM

hey hey for about 5000 to 6000 RS....
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March 15, 2012 11:55:11 AM

I'm not to sure on that site Moto, it just told me this



Sorry, Battlefield 3 will not run on your computer.

•The Game-o-Meter detects that your processor does not have the required hardware features. It is likely that you would have to upgrade your entire computer to play Battlefield 3.

Thats a Phenom 2 X6 @ 3.89GHZ that 10 minutes ago was running BF3 lol. (offtopic i got the case but modding isn't starting till next month)

But @ the OP i doubt very much your C2D is going to run BF3 at ultra.
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March 15, 2012 2:08:10 PM

The 6870 is barely able to handle ultra at a decent FPS no matter the CPU. I have an i3 2120 with a 6870, and I play on high.
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March 15, 2012 2:15:36 PM

sumirandhamaskar said:
so which processor should i buy under 110$ to makes my dream cum true ?? plss select frm this list only
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

not sure where you are buying from, but the core 2 quads is the best you can get for that motherboard, best bet is probably to find a used one on ebay, not many around other than that.

Your other option is here http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...

can't beat a MB+CPU for $99, best low cost option for BF3 is the PII x6 1045T at $119.
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March 15, 2012 3:41:01 PM

I don't think Op is a US member, rs is indian currency I think?
@wr6133, I know what you mean, it used to ignore my x3 435 unlocked saying 'unknown proc' :)  thanks for the update on the X6, see what it says on stock settings, out of curiosity :) 
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March 15, 2012 3:46:03 PM

so this Phenom x6 is better than e7500 ???
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March 15, 2012 3:52:24 PM

Your right it was the unlock at stock its fine..... yay i can play BF3 again lol
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March 15, 2012 3:54:19 PM

Yes mate the PII X6 or X4's are better than C2D. But to max BF3 at ultra on multiplayer you need a good CPU and a beast of a GPU
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March 15, 2012 3:58:25 PM

no no i wont play a multiplayer........... and what about oyher games such as fta 4 asssination creed...they will b working at max. setting right on this processor ??
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March 15, 2012 4:00:36 PM

ya ya but it says that it has only 2.7 Ghz ....while e7500 has 2.9 Ghz ...so ???
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March 15, 2012 4:39:06 PM

sumirandhamaskar said:
ya ya but it says that it has only 2.7 Ghz ....while e7500 has 2.9 Ghz ...so ???

its a 6 core vs a dual core, BF3 barely runs good on a dual core in single player and can utilize all cores available for multiplayer. http://www.techspot.com/review/458-battlefield-3-perfor...

As for BF3 ultra settings require 2gb video memory. The 6870s are only 1gb.
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March 15, 2012 4:56:56 PM

kk but price tag is tooo high ,,,can phenom II x4 would b ok ??
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March 15, 2012 5:00:20 PM

Yes but you would also need a new motherboard
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March 15, 2012 5:13:40 PM

ya ya .... any motherboard wil work ??
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March 15, 2012 5:16:57 PM

an am3/am3+ mobo for a phenom II
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March 15, 2012 5:19:56 PM

thnx man so my new specs wil be AMD phenom x4 960T black addition ...4 gb ddr2/ddr3 ram and hd 6870 ............this will max out my games ??
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March 15, 2012 5:54:49 PM

Uh the e7500 is a fantastic dual core and can be OCed big time. The limiting factor to playing BF3 on Ultra is in no way going to be the CPU. Yes, the game demands a good CPU - but it also demands massive graphics power. A 6870 might do Medium, and is a good match for the e7500.

OP: I really suggest you just buy an aftermarket CPU cooler and overclock that C2D up to 3.5-4ghz and enjoy gaming. You don't need to spend big bucks. If you want to upgrade you should really just save your pennies and get an Intel i5 2500k with a Z68 motherboard, or if you wait long enough, an Ivy Bridge CPU (not sure what numbers they will be).

Again, for MAXING out games your 6870 is the bottleneck not the CPU, but a better CPU does help make it smoother and brings up the bottom line.
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March 15, 2012 7:43:52 PM

Im not sure the card will give ultra in BF3 but you should max out or get close to that on most games. The mobo and CPU should keep you running for a while too.
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March 16, 2012 5:14:41 AM

so with e7500 Can i atleast play on High settings in Bf3 and max out the settings in other games such as asassination, 'gta 4 ????
and CPu cooler is a must ???? HOW does it look like ???
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March 16, 2012 5:20:03 AM

noob2222 said:
not sure where you are buying from, but the core 2 quads is the best you can get for that motherboard, best bet is probably to find a used one on ebay, not many around other than that.

Your other option is here http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...

can't beat a MB+CPU for $99, best low cost option for BF3 is the PII x6 1045T at $119.


how to buy the cpu from that site as i am an Indian ....
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March 16, 2012 5:20:31 AM

I have a dual-core... I can play any game I own (Crysis included) on max settings with her with a 1920 x 1200 resolution monitor. Granted, I have a GTX 560 Ti 448 Core GPU...

GPUs count more than CPUs up to a point. A friend was able to game at max settings on many games of the day on a P4 because he had a 8800 GT in his machine. Sure my machine got many more FPS than his, but his also never dipped below 30 FPS either (though he didn't play Crysis, ha).
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March 16, 2012 1:37:23 PM

sumirandhamaskar said:
so with e7500 Can i atleast play on High settings in Bf3 and max out the settings in other games such as asassination, 'gta 4 ????
and CPu cooler is a must ???? HOW does it look like ???


If you can find it in India, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is the most cost efficient CPU cooler out there.

The only reason you'll need it is for overclocking, but honestly it would be a good idea if you want more performance in games like BF3.

GTA4 and Assassin's Creed, unfortunately, are not very well done on the PC and suffer a multitude of issues regardless of your hardware.

Anyway I think your system is pretty decent. Getting the CPU speed a little higher will help, but you should be able to enjoy games at high settings most of the time.
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March 16, 2012 2:34:57 PM

but how to do overclock ??? IS IT SAFE ?? and gta 4 and assisantion creed will run on max setting on my e7500 ???
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March 16, 2012 2:46:10 PM

sumirandhamaskar said:
but how to do overclock ??? IS IT SAFE ?? and gta 4 and assisantion creed will run on max setting on my e7500 ???


You can start learning about OCing here http://wolframpc.blogspot.com/2012/01/guide-to-overcloc...

It can be safe if you are careful.

GTA4 doesn't run max settings on any PC... maybe you'll get medium. AC you probably can play on high settings.

Again, you only have a 6850 GPU, this will limit your more than the CPU for graphics settings
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March 16, 2012 2:55:45 PM

hey budy i have hd 6870...or should i upgrade it to Asus 560 ti ??? to run gta on high ?
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March 16, 2012 3:17:05 PM

Dont lie to the guy, he can play battlefield 3, just not on ultra.
I play it on a I3-2310M @ 2.1 Ghz which is comparable to E7500 @ 2.9 ghz with 10% difference between the two.
Given he will not be setting any fps record he will still be able to play somewhere near 30-40 fps, with most cpu dependand settings @ medium.

Graphic card is powerfull enough to run a decent 1920x1080 screen at aproximatelly the same fps again with settings on high with power hogs turned off(meaning no MXAA, no Depth of field, no ultra)
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March 16, 2012 3:51:15 PM

your cpu will do fine on a lot of games but really your options are limited by your board.
low end quads are quite affordable, the q8300 and q8400 are surprising good cpu's that can easily handle 3.0ghz and cope with anything your current single card can throw at it.
you may loose 2-5% average on fps on max settings but that will be more down to the better cpu used in the benches. not the gpu bottlenecking.
gaming is still a place where cpu horse power is evened out although some would try to have you believe otherwise...
no need to jump platform when 1 of thoughts quads cost just over £100 $130-$150... which is way cheaper than switching to any other platform...

all you need to max out all of todays games is a 2.4 intel quad a 2.7amd quad or an intel i3 2100 dual (although it will bottleneck on games that require 3 or more threads). as most current games use just a little over 2.5 cores, you will be safe for a while with a basic quad...
any card over a gtx 460 should be able to max a game like bf3 at 30fps minimum x4 fsaa 16x anno hbao on, and will happily pump out higher and higher frame rates as the quality of the card goes up.
but swap out the cpu's and you will see little or no difference over all. i doubt theres any single gpu out thats actually strong enough to bottleneck an intel 775 quad running at 3ghz. which is where you will need to oc either of em (suggested) cpus to get the best from them.

seriously you wont need a bigger cpu for at least another 2 years if you get a suggested quad, which is still pretty decent value wise... its only likely there will be a step change in performance when haswell gets here so if you have a high end quad or a fast c2q there will be no need to update your cpu's.

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March 16, 2012 4:06:21 PM

braincruser said:
Dont lie to the guy, he can play battlefield 3, just not on ultra.
I play it on a I3-2310M @ 2.1 Ghz which is comparable to E7500 @ 2.9 ghz with 10% difference between the two.
Given he will not be setting any fps record he will still be able to play somewhere near 30-40 fps, with most cpu dependand settings @ medium.

Graphic card is powerfull enough to run a decent 1920x1080 screen at aproximatelly the same fps again with settings on high with power hogs turned off(meaning no MXAA, no Depth of field, no ultra)


We didnt say he couldn't run BF3 we said he wont run it maxed out on ultra which is what he asked. So go back to school and learn to read before you call people liars.
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March 16, 2012 4:15:45 PM

and is gtx 560 ti better than hd 6870.??
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March 16, 2012 4:24:44 PM

so if i buy a gtx 560 ti and a e7500 cpu this will will out the games ??
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March 16, 2012 5:15:51 PM

Look, if you want ultra/max graphic settings in games at 1920x1080 resolution you need at least SLI 560 Ti or CF 6950. A single 580, 7870, 7950, or 7970 will be close.

You'll get very good performance with a single 6870 or 560 Ti, but not "max" in games like BF3, GTA 4, Metro 2033, STALKER, etc.

A 560 Ti is equivalent to a 6950, so yes it's better than a 6870.
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March 16, 2012 5:23:48 PM

wr6133 said:
We didnt say he couldn't run BF3 we said he wont run it maxed out on ultra which is what he asked. So go back to school and learn to read before you call people liars.


Sorry, Battlefield 3 will not run on your computer.

thats what i saw when i responded, i didnt even read the whole thing.
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March 16, 2012 5:35:26 PM

braincruser said:
Sorry, Battlefield 3 will not run on your computer.

thats what i saw when i responded, i didnt even read the whole thing.


You should have. He was saying that 'can I run it' website told him he couldn't play BF3, even though it clearly runs. He was not commenting to the OP.
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March 16, 2012 5:35:29 PM

and even that was wrong, it was a unknown Cpu error,WR1633 can actually play it :p 
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March 16, 2012 5:38:57 PM

braincruser said:
Sorry, Battlefield 3 will not run on your computer.

thats what i saw when i responded, i didnt even read the whole thing.


You should try reading threads first. The lost art of reading is much under-rated
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March 17, 2012 4:34:13 AM

wolfram23 said:
Look, if you want ultra/max graphic settings in games at 1920x1080 resolution you need at least SLI 560 Ti or CF 6950. A single 580, 7870, 7950, or 7970 will be close.

You'll get very good performance with a single 6870 or 560 Ti, but not "max" in games like BF3, GTA 4, Metro 2033, STALKER, etc.

A 560 Ti is equivalent to a 6950, so yes it's better than a 6870.


i want the thing to run on 20'' LCD that is 1600x900..... and not on 1920x1080
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March 17, 2012 8:23:09 AM

its better yes :) 
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March 17, 2012 8:31:24 AM

so i will get better performance.........but it is not gtx 560"ti" ???
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March 17, 2012 8:33:18 AM

actaully the performance difference is marginal at best the 560 tests between the 5850 and 5870 as does the 6870 its certainly not worth selling and replacing with a 560. true performance gains are only gonna come when you add another 50-100 to your budget for gfx. £250 with get a gtx 570 and hopefully by the end of next month a gtx 670. but theres a step in performance from the gtx 580 and 7970
but also a hefty price tag...
a gtx 560 ti would pair up nicely with a 775 quad cpu so dont worry to much about huge gfx as they only really add fps over the 560,6870, no image quality benefits or differences.
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March 17, 2012 8:40:49 AM

no no im not going to sell ... i was going to tell it to my brother as he is going to buy a new gpu ....and his specs are sames as mine ..so he should go with hd 6870 ??
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March 17, 2012 10:04:20 AM

Honestly you don't need to upgrade from your 6870, just upgrade the cpu and overclock.
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March 17, 2012 10:59:33 AM

overclocking needs extra money ????
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March 18, 2012 2:27:28 AM

I posted a link with a lot of details about overclocking. The only money it costs is the cost of a CPU cooler, because the stock one won't dissipate heat fast enough.

As mentioned, a 560 is about equal to a 6870 if not a little worse.

If your motherboard supports 8x/8x crossfire then a second 6870 will give you ultra max details in all games, and the CPU will be a bit of a bottleneck.

Your current system is pretty good with the e7500 and IMO no point spending money on that right now just overclock the CPU. Then save up and buy a new system (CPU, Mobo, and RAM) when you can afford it. Just my 2 cents.
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March 18, 2012 5:02:32 AM

If i buy a core 2 quad then i will have to overclock it ???
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