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I have a AMD Athlon X4 620 processor, is it too obsolete?

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September 28, 2012 5:30:38 PM

Hi, I'm planning on fixing my pc's graphics card soon since it died about a year ago, planning on getting a good mid-high video card at the 150-200 range that can run skyrim on ultra basically, but I've been thinking, will my processor and ram be a huge bottleneck on the card? I'm currently almost no income, but want to make a good investment. I will not buy anything now, but in the coming months so any tips on when things will drop in price, etc, are greatly appreciated.

In short, which would be a good mid-high card for about 150-200, and would said card be bottlenecked by my current setup? Thanks!

Here's the newegg page with the exact processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My current memory too http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 28, 2012 5:54:00 PM

It would be best to wait those couple of months and ask again closer to the time your going to be buying. Might be a drop in the prices o' things.

That Athlon is around 15-20% worse than my Phenom II, but I wouldn't sweat it. Should be fine.

Your RAM is a lil' on the slow side, I'd recommend getting 1600MHz RAM if you plan on playing Shogun 2.

I'm going to assume you mean dollars when you say 150-200, so I won't be able to offer any advice about US prices of things. If your in the UK, however, I can give some.

The 7770 is meant to be quite good, though.
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September 28, 2012 6:00:22 PM

Your processor is going to bottleneck your graphics card... a bit.You will not see a huge 50% FPS drop compared to a Core i5 but 10-15% is pretty realistic.
I wouldn't be too concerned with this processor as it's plenty for any casual gamer.

Grab one of these card's if you can afford it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And you'll be very pleasead with your PC's gaming performance.
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September 28, 2012 6:08:44 PM

Oh, thanks Majin, I was looking in to upgrading my ram, since its cheap. I will look into it. I did meant US dollars, forgot to specify.

And that is awesome to know Kamen, thats exactly what I was wondering. I don't mind a 15% FPS drop, thats actually much better than what i expected. And that is a cheap 7870! I was looking at them but they were 260-ish. Will have to get a small loan from a friend to take advantage of this deal, its currently 45 bucks off!

Thanks for the prompt answers!
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September 28, 2012 6:09:35 PM

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