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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

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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
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!
September 28, 2012 6:09:35 PM

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