Hiya guys! How're you doin?
So.. I have this decision to make - should i get an HD 4670 (or a similar GFX card) or a similarly priced dual-core processor for my current rig? I've only got the budget for one upgrade. I'm hoping to play games in the 2005-2006 era, I really need to know if upgrading from my onboard graphics while still keeping my Celly is gonna run my games And btw, where I live, prices of CPUs are almost as high as the combination of a GFX card and a PSU, so if I've decided to buy a GFX card, I'm gonna buy a 350-450w to get me around. It's the decision that's important, because my current onboard GFX chipset combined with my Celly can't run diddly squat
Well that would be an option in about 4 more years, when I get my new rig, for now, I can't afford getting a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and not to mention, the GPU. I want to be able to play 'old' games, couldn't I just make do with the LGA775 motherboard I currently have? What I mean is, if my options are restricted to only buying anything between a GPU and a CPU, what should I get to get the most performance right now?
Both of you just told me two different things I'm pretty surprised at the rarity of this question, has no one ever thought of getting the most out of their upgrades before?
OK so maybe if I specify my needs you guys'll be able to get a better view of what I'm looking for:
Let's suppose I want to play Doom 3 (at around 40-ish FPS on medium). Now I have two options:
*My current CPU paired up with a decent GPU;
*My on-board 946gz for graphics while rocking a dual-core processor (C2Duo e7xxx at max) in the same price range as that GPU.
Between these two options, which should I choose, given that I'm only going to play games of the 2006 era? Would getting a better CPU run my games without a dedicated GPU?
And thank you SOO much for answering, I thought I'd get about zero answers