More important: Processor or graphics card? -1 reply

Please wait...

ge0rge

I don't spend enough time here

50 XP

21st April 2003

0 Uploads

16 Posts

0 Threads

#1 16 years ago

My computer I use is a 770mhz with 16mb of graphics card. It runs sof2 very badly. I have to run it on the lowest graphics settings and it is still laggy. My dad got a top of the line computer so I use that to play sof2 but I want to play it on my own computer so what I need to know is which is more important to upgrade:

processor or graphics card?

Thanks




SaiboKaiba

Canadian!

50 XP

23rd April 2003

0 Uploads

17 Posts

0 Threads

#2 16 years ago

My suggestion would be to get a good graphics card, a 770 processor is not that bad. My friend has much worse, yet has lots of ram and a good graphics card and he runs sof2 really well. This is just my personal opinion thought...:)




Spyder F-16

Amerika ist Wunderbar

50 XP

2nd February 2003

0 Uploads

2,768 Posts

0 Threads

#3 16 years ago

The card is the first one to get, Sof2 has a lower req for speed, so ur fine.




HMSS_King_Volcano

The forums staffers think I'm Cool

50 XP

28th November 2002

0 Uploads

177 Posts

0 Threads

#4 16 years ago

these fellas are right, you need a kickass vid card like a geforce 4 or ati 8500 or better




PhRozT

The forums staffers think I'm Cool

50 XP

27th January 2003

0 Uploads

169 Posts

0 Threads

#5 16 years ago

yes but if u wanna get a gf 4 card or ati card ull also need a good processor to run it well




[10x][TheFORCE]

GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*

50 XP

2nd November 2002

0 Uploads

792 Posts

0 Threads

#6 16 years ago

a vid card will give u the max if u got the processor the card requires..




P.W.M.

I'm too cool to Post

50 XP

31st March 2003

0 Uploads

8 Posts

0 Threads

#7 16 years ago

The way I see it is that your video card is the weak link in you present system, if you upgrade it you will get more speed and features and a lot of games will run much better. I had a P3 600 with a Geforce 2 and changed to a Gforce 3 and the upgrade was defiantly worth it but I was limited by my CPU. I then upgraded to a P4 2Gig system and was limited by my video card but was very happy and waited until I could afford a Ti 4200 now I am at what I consider to be a sweet spot and will stay here until I can afford a complete system upgrade or video card prices drop considerably. I am no hardware expert but I suspect that if you are going to do a worthwhile CPU. Upgrade you are looking at a new Motherboard and Ram amongst other things. The only question I would have is weather to get a good but reasonably priced video card and plan on upgrading the whole system later or getting a very good but expensive video card now with plans of putting it in the new system when the time comes realizing that the card may be available then for far cheaper and much better cards being available. Hope I helped. P.W.M