I'm planning a new build for the next 3-4 years and I'm having doubts about several things, I've been wondering if i7/i5 will be enough for the new-gen games?? I'm not doing another upgrade for 3-4 years since I'm a student and I don't have that much dough laying around.
i5 2500k - 289 US$
i7 2600k - 401 US$
I know they're both freaking expensive but those are the prices in my country and there's nothing I can do about it....
Clearly sounds like a CPU bottleneck. This is exactly what happens with a CPU bottleneck, you get same performance regardless of the settings.
This is why I laugh at those people who think GPU is more important and blah blah. I can play the game very smoothly in low settings, but with an outdated CPU you can stuggle to even do that. Every game has a certain minimum CPU processing requirement for smooth gameplay regardless of the settings whereas GPU requirement is quite flexible for most games.
PS: TC am not suggesting you made a bad purchase with your CPU as I have no idea when you bought it but just raising a point for some fellow members......
Yeah, thought that was a possibility just wanted to make sure, they should step up a notch the minimum req. so this kind of problem is avoided, but anyway thx for the help guys. Hey should I be okay with a Phenom II x4 955 Black edition? would that be enough for witcher 2?
I'm using nvidia 275.50 beta, never used amd/ati cards. Yeah OC is rock solid tested with every benchmark and game I have (also mem tests can't remember the name right now) and yeah I'm getting like 21-22 fps right now dips at 18 when there's rain or a lot going on like in floatsam and thats on low spec...