How important is CPU speed for games?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by David_L6, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. David_L6

    David_L6 OSNN Addict

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    :disappointed::disappointed::disappointed:
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2005
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Probably not if you're using a P4.
     
  3. LeeJend

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    You'd never know the difference. Switching to 2.6 gig would never show up either. Unless you are going to increase your speed by 50% there's no point in upgrading. Your next step should be a 64 Bit processor or a dual processor system. Performance increases through higher clock speeds have plateaued due to heat. Intel has cancelled their 4 gig plans.

    Get more RAM or faster RAM, a faster hard drive or if you game a faster video card instead.
     
  4. tommy

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    Maybe there's something else you could upgrade like graphics card :)