Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: How fast for gaming?




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    63

    Default

    Hey
    Just about to buy a new pc. P4, but im still undecided about speeds. I know i can get a 3.0 ghz but its more expensive than a 2.8 or 2.4
    I'm into gaming, at these clockspeeds will it really make a difference to the frames per second in a graphically intense game. Or is it just the video card once you've got a processor thats just adequetly fast?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,790

    Default

    Well I can tell you I got large gains when I went from 2.4 / 800 to 3.0 / 1000 on my processor.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    i depends on which games you want to play, some are more cpu dependent than others
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    63

    Default

    Mostly first person shooters, bit of racing and also some stuff like warcraft whose performance i'm not worried about.
    Ok 2 huge upcoming games - Half-life 2 and Doom 3. With a decent video card and lots of RAM will it make a diff whether i have a 2.4ghz or 3.0ghz processor?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    With a decent video card and lots of RAM will it make a diff whether i have a 2.4ghz or 3.0ghz processor?
    probably not; besides, with a 2.4C and a decent mobo you might possibly be able to get it to 3+ ghz
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    44

    Default

    I agree with minibubba ,

    You really wont see that much of a differance between a 2.4 - 3.0

    You would be better off with a 2.4/2.6/2.8 and put the extra $$$ saved into a higher end v/card (a better compromise in IMO)

    You will also see more of FPS increase with a lower GHZ chip overclocked at higher FSB . ;)
    * i7 920 D0 @ 3.8 - Evga x58 Tri-SLi
    * 2x Samsung 410 slim 250's = RAID0 - Samsung F3 1TB - 18gig Mushkin 1333 - Evga 560 x2-SLi - Corsair 1000HX/CM Cosmos 1010 - Windows 7 Ultimate

    * XFi Titanium - Klipsch 4.1's/Altec center channel - Soyo 24" - 42" Samsung B450 Plasma
    * "Random segments of code and ghosts in my machine"
    Heatware

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •