What kind of games could this pc run?

I don't know what category this thread should be in so I put it in here. What kind of games could this pc run? Here are the specs:

A8-3870k Apu(3.0ghz) with 6550 HD graphics card
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006J420UE/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00

400watt power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371029

8GB Kingston Technology Hyper 1600MHz DDR3
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JO3L40/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

160GB Western Digital caviar sata
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00348TXZ8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

ASUS F1A55-M LE motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KSBDDK/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00

What kind of games could it run? Can it run diablo 3 on high on 1080p or 720p? How about 1980x 1200? Can it run Dirt 3? Also, how much would my computer improve if I crossfire 6670 graphics card and what games could I run?
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  1. Bump.
  2. Nope, i really don't think you'll be able to run diablo 3 on high at 1080p. You might be able to run Dirt 3 at 1080p, but with lower settings. Crossfireing doesn't seem to help Llano all that much, although I can't find a good article to show that at the moment. Here's some good articles that will you might find helpful.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g620-amd-a8-3870k-radeon-hd-6670,3140.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2975.html
  3. Augray37 said:
    Nope, i really don't think you'll be able to run diablo 3 on high at 1080p. You might be able to run Dirt 3 at 1080p, but with lower settings. Crossfireing doesn't seem to help Llano all that much, although I can't find a good article to show that at the moment. Here's some good articles that will you might find helpful.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g620-amd-a8-3870k-radeon-hd-6670,3140.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2975.html

    Thanks, what do you think will be the best graphics for diablo 3 this system can run? Resolution doesnt have to be 1920x1200, 720p or 1080p is good enough.

    do you think this system can run online games well? Like vindictus or c9?
  4. Why are you wanting a Llano based build? If you want a gaming build where you don't have to worry too much about not having enough power, you should think about going with an intel CPU and discrete GPU. Something like a gtx 560, HD 6870, or HD 7770 GHz would be good, but I suppose since Diablo 3 is more GPU limited than CPU, you might be able to get away with adding a 6670 to your build and calling it a day, but like i said, i can't find a good article to back that up, so for now, take that statement with a grain of salt. I just have a hard time recommending a Llano rig to anyone who has hopes of playing anything more than casual games. Sometimes Llano can handle the load, most of the time it won't be satisfactory, however, IMO.
  5. Windows Recommended Requirements

    Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
    2 GB RAM
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better

    Well, good points : Your processors will be more than good enough to run the game.

    Bad points : This "brand" of graphic card has been made for tools (Such as photo/video editing), videos and flash games. I don't believe you could run the game with more than 20 fps even with medium graphics.

    I'd say you should remake your computer build since this HD graphics are not this good anymore. Maybe you could play diablo 3 with a 720p resolution, very low graphics, getting 25 - 40 fps, but it's a guess since I don't even think the system will allow you to launch the game.
  6. Augray37 said:
    Why are you wanting a Llano based build? If you want a gaming build where you don't have to worry too much about not having enough power, you should think about going with an intel CPU and discrete GPU. Something like a gtx 560, HD 6870, or HD 7770 GHz would be good, but I suppose since Diablo 3 is more GPU limited than CPU, you might be able to get away with adding a 6670 to your build and calling it a day, but like i said, i can't find a good article to back that up, so for now, take that statement with a grain of salt. I just have a hard time recommending a Llano rig to anyone who has hopes of playing anything more than casual games. Sometimes Llano can handle the load, most of the time it won't be satisfactory, however, IMO.

    Well first I got a very very good deal on the a8-3870k processor, I got it for 75 bucks with 5 dollar shipping new, and I couldnt afford a cpu with graphics card. I've been searching videos of the a8 and I've found some good videos of gaming, I found one for diablo 3 and it actually runs at a good frame rate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnXLp9QualU
  7. I found this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLzcat9Colc&feature=related
    why does it show i7 being really slow, and llano being really fasat? isn't i7 like supposed to be the best cpu ever?
  8. HT can hurt fps in games.
  9. azeem40 said:
    HT can hurt fps in games.

    What's HT?
  10. Hyperthreading.
  11. azeem40 said:
    Hyperthreading.

    Well I don't know what hyperthreading is so I googled it and it says it only happens to intel processors, my processor is amd.
  12. I would say get an i3 and get a 7750 or 7770. Will easily play Dirt 3 and Diablo 3.
  13. obsama1 said:
    I would say get an i3 and get a 7750 or 7770. Will easily play Dirt 3 and Diablo 3.

    Not really asking for a build, I already ordered all my parts and their arriving in a few days, I'm just curious how strong my pc will be.
  14. I'd highly suggest getting a GPU like the 6670 for $40, which will play Diablo3 pretty well at at good FPS at 1080p.
  15. obsama1 said:
    I'd highly suggest getting a GPU like the 6670 for $40, which will play Diablo3 pretty well at at good FPS at 1080p.

    Yeah I plan on saving up for the 6670 later, and where do they sell it for 40 dollars? I'm just curious what it'll play when I first make the pc.
  16. Yes, there is a difference between 1GB and 2GB, but at the price of the 6670 2GB, I'd just get a 7750/6770/550 Ti.
  17. http://www.techspot.com/review/532-diablo-3-performance/page2.html

    6550D 37 fps at 1650x1050 for Diablo 3 (30 fps at 1920x1200)
    6670 (not crossfired) 45 fps at 1650x1050 (38 fps at 1920x1200)
    6770 60 fps at 1650x1050 (52 fps at 1920x1200)

    6670 crossfired with 6550D....<60 fps at 1650x1050 or <52 at 1920x1200. Go with the cheaper HD 6670 for asymmetric crossfire...should perform close to 6670/7750/550Ti or buy the next fastest like the 7770 and skip the crossfire.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr667d31gi

    Here's a comparison between 6550D, 6670 and 6550D+6670 including Dirt 3 and other games:

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-3850-Llano-Desktop-Processor-Review-Can-AMD-compete-Sandy-Bridge/AMD-Dual

    Dave
  18. DavidY said:
    http://www.techspot.com/review/532-diablo-3-performance/page2.html

    6550D 37 fps at 1650x1050 for Diablo 3 (30 fps at 1920x1200)
    6670 (not crossfired) 45 fps at 1650x1050 (38 fps at 1920x1200)
    6770 60 fps at 1650x1050 (52 fps at 1920x1200)

    6670 crossfired with 6550D....<60 fps at 1650x1050 or <52 at 1920x1200. Go with the cheaper HD 6670 for asymmetric crossfire...should perform close to 6670/7750/550Ti or buy the next fastest like the 7770 and skip the crossfire.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr667d31gi

    Here's a comparison between 6550D, 6670 and 6550D+6670 including Dirt 3 and other games:

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-3850-Llano-Desktop-Processor-Review-Can-AMD-compete-Sandy-Bridge/AMD-Dual

    Dave

    How come dual graphics and 6670 alone are like the same? What's the point of crossfiring then? Basically the integrated 6550d is just a waste, is the processor in the a8 good even without the graphics? Am I at a lost if I buy a higher end graphics card that won't be able to crossfire with the 6550d which makes it the integrated gpu a waste?
  19. Integrated is mainly for general usage.
  20. The asymmetric Crossfire doesn't work all that well. Just get a 6670, or 7750.
  21. What's the difference between these two 6670s?
    http://www.gadgetneeds.net/xfx-radeon-hd-6670-hd-667x-cnf3-video-card/
    http://www.gadgetneeds.net/sapphire-radeon-hd-6670-11192-22-20g-video-card/

    1st one is 20 bucks more and is 2gb, 2nd one is 20 bucks cheaper but is only 1gb. What's the difference between 1gb and 2gb, is there major difference between these 2 6670?
  22. Well, the 2GB one has 1GB more of VRAM. That means you can jack up the texture quality, and there's more room for it in memory.
  23. Some games do well under crossfire...others don't. I would just get the best graphics that you can afford or want and call it a day. If you get the HD 6670, you can either crossfire it with the 6550D or run by itself....it's the fastest graphics that can crossfire with the 6550D. Get the cheapest HD 6670 or go to the next fastest, HD 7750, or higher.

    Dave
  24. So should I get the 2gb one instead of the 1gb one? It's 20 bucks more(72 bucks)
  25. romeodakins said:
    So should I get the 2gb one instead of the 1gb one? It's 20 bucks more(72 bucks)


    Personally, I wouldn't get the 2 GB HD 6670.

    For me, it's either the HD 6670 1 GB or the HD 7750 1 GB...whichever fits your budget.

    HD 6670 $50 ($65 minus $15 MIR) Newegg
    HD 7750 $85 ($105 minus $20 MIR) Microcenter

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=58,60,80&sort=a5

    Dave
  26. DavidY said:
    Personally, I wouldn't get the 2 GB HD 6670.

    For me, it's either the HD 6670 1 GB or the HD 7750 1 GB...whichever fits your budget.

    HD 6670 $50 ($65 minus $15 MIR) Newegg
    HD 7750 $85 ($105 minus $20 MIR) Microcenter

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=58,60,80&sort=a5

    Dave

    How much better is the 7750 than the 6670, I don't really want to get something either than 6670 because if I get a better gpu then I feel like the integrated gpu is a waste.

    EDIT: actually, I was thinking, which cpu(cpu only, not comparing gpu) is better, a8-3780k or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113133

    I actually got my a8 for 80 bucks so I'm really not on a loss :) I'm thinking of getting the 7750, how well will the pc be if I pair the a8 with the 7750? Can it max any games?
  27. romeodakins said:
    How much better is the 7750 than the 6670, I don't really want to get something either than 6670 because if I get a better gpu then I feel like the integrated gpu is a waste.

    EDIT: actually, I was thinking, which cpu(cpu only, not comparing gpu) is better, a8-3780k or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113133

    I actually got my a8 for 80 bucks so I'm really not on a loss :) I'm thinking of getting the 7750, how well will the pc be if I pair the a8 with the 7750? Can it max any games?


    CPU comparison using one benchmark:

    A8-3870K 4776 passmarks
    X4 641 3631 passmaks (higher = faster)

    Graphics card comparison using one benchmark:

    HD 7750 1817 passmarks
    HD 6670 1158 passmarks (higher = faster)

    Here is a review of the HD 7750 including fps comparison with other cards including the HD 6670 and other more superior/pricey cards at different rezs...HINT: keep your rez low as possible in order to keep your fps up with a slower graphics card:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/1.html

    Remember that the HD 6670, when crossfired with 6550D, will likely perform close to HD 6770 which is similar to HD 7750....in some games. Other games, there may be no benefit....see previous posts. If you go with the 7750 (vs. 6670), game performance will likely be higher fps at the same rez....varies by game of course. Reduced settings for quality/detail will increase fps. Enthusiasts like 60+ fps. Others can be happy with 40-60 fps.

    Dave
  28. DavidY said:
    CPU comparison using one benchmark:

    A8-3870K 4776 passmarks
    X4 641 3631 passmaks (higher = faster)

    Graphics card comparison using one benchmark:

    HD 7750 1817 passmarks
    HD 6670 1158 passmarks (higher = faster)

    Here is a review of the HD 7750 including fps comparison with other cards including the HD 6670 and other more superior/pricey cards at different rezs...HINT: keep your rez low as possible in order to keep your fps up with a slower graphics card:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/1.html

    Remember that the HD 6670, when crossfired with 6550D, will likely perform close to HD 6770 which is similar to HD 7750....in some games. Other games, there may be no benefit....see previous posts. If you go with the 7750 (vs. 6670), game performance will likely be higher fps at the same rez....varies by game of course. Reduced settings for quality/detail will increase fps. Enthusiasts like 60+ fps. Others can be happy with 40-60 fps.

    Dave

    I saw on the chart someone posted and it showed that 6670 was the same as 6550d crossfired with 6670.

    So I think I'm going to get the 6670, since it'll be almost the same as 7750 when crossfired right?
  29. romeodakins said:
    I saw on the chart someone posted and it showed that 6670 was the same as 6550d crossfired with 6670.

    So I think I'm going to get the 6670, since it'll be almost the same as 7750 when crossfired right?


    Depends on the game....this was previously discussed. There was that article to compared the 6670 alone, 6550D+6670 (crossfire) and other cards. On some games, it performed near a HD 6770....on others, there was no benefit. If you are having problems with the 6670 in crossfire mode, just run it like a dedicated graphics card alone (disables integrated 6550D). If you get the 7750 or a higher card, you will get the benefits all the time. If the 6670 satisfies your requirements when running alone, you should get it. As a bonus, you get to run it in crossfire mode...hit or miss.

    Dave
  30. DavidY said:
    Depends on the game....this was previously discussed. There was that article to compared the 6670 alone, 6550D+6670 (crossfire) and other cards. On some games, it performed near a HD 6770....on others, there was no benefit. If you are having problems with the 6670 in crossfire mode, just run it like a dedicated graphics card alone (disables integrated 6550D). If you get the 7750 or a higher card, you will get the benefits all the time. If the 6670 satisfies your requirements when running alone, you should get it. As a bonus, you get to run it in crossfire mode...hit or miss.

    Dave

    Wait I don't get it, what do you mean by hit or miss, so theres a chance that crossfire won't work?
  31. Re-read this article:

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-3850-Llano-Desktop-Processor-Review-Can-AMD-compete-Sandy-Bridge/AMD-Dual

    The above article says that DX9 games don't typically work with AMD A8's crossfire graphics (6550D+6670)....eg. look at Civ5, SC2 and Left for Dead. However, you do get the gains with DX10/DX11 games.

    To summarize, you will get significant improvements with the HD 7750 on all games. HD 6670 will be less so..still better than the integrated 6550D. DX10/DX11 games get improvements from the crossfire as noted above. DX9 games will get no or slightly worse improvements with the crossfire.

    If you can afford it, get the HD 7750 and forget about the HD6670/6550D crossfire. Or wait until you can afford the HD 7750...6550D may be okay on some light games. Or just buy the HD 6670 for ~$50 and crossfire with the 6550D as applicable (if too many issues with games, run as a dedicated card alone).

    Dave
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