Hello, I built a new computer recently. But after setting up everything, I realized that my build was slower at running certain games than my brother's. The specs for each are below. I'm at a loss to why this is the case. While he's able to run the games on high graphics, I have to set everything to low. Before I purchased the parts, I was so certain that my research was enough. I successfully put everything together but it's not running the way I had envisioned. Hoping someone can shed some light. (Both systems are loaded with defaults.)
AMD FX-4100 quad-core 3.6GHz
Asus M5A97 Evo
Asus HD6450 1Gb DDR3
Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 240
AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz
Asus EAH4670 512Mb DDR3
Unknown Generic 4GB RAM
My brother's computer is a pre-built HP computer package (HP Pavilion 6610f) so I'm not entirely sure about the other specs.
Is there something I didn't setup right? Would really appreciate some direction on this.
1. Do you have your graphics card drivers set-up properly?
2. While you have a newer graphics card than his, his was a mid range card when new and he has roughly double the number of shader processors.
3. While I don't really love passmark as a benchmark it does give a quantifiable number to directly rate different cpu against each other in raw processing power your brothers athlon is rated at 3,359 your bulldozer is at 3,972 so not a huge ammount of difference there. For most games 4 gigs of ram is plenty unless he has a bunch of stuff open in the back-ground.
I don't think you are doing as well as you could with your system if you are getting as poor of quality as it sounds but you did buy a very low end gpu.
I'm trying to calculate the power requirements and was wondering if I'm crunching the numbers correctly:
PSU: XFX ProSeries 550W
Min +3.3V Output Current (A):0.1
Min +5V Output Current (A):0.2
Min -12V Output Current (A):0.6
Max +12V1 Output Current (A):44
Max +3.3V Output Current (A):24
Max +5V Output Current (A):24
Max +5VSB Output Current (A):2.5
Max -12V Output Current (A):0.5
So, for the new video card, would the calculation be as follows: