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Gaming cpu = good overal performance?


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#1 babicz

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:58 PM

Does a higher-end gaming CPU also mean that your computer will run applications and everything else faster? Or does a gaming CPU only necessarily apply to playing games? Just a quick stupid question :thumbsup: Thanks

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:05 PM

well by CPU yes, a faster CPU will increase overall performance. Now GPU on the other hand (graphics processing unit) is a little more specific to graphics related jobs. A good video card will improve gaming, perhaps movie watching if your watching High defintion (you will probably not notice a difference between a base video card and a high end video card with a DVD as pretty much any modern card can handle that no problem) and things like move making and the like, but the video card will not improve your sound quality (unless your watching HD video and your video card has a built in HD sound card like mine that I never use) nor most of your other functions, for the most part. Now, any dedicated video card (a card that is not part of the motherboard) will increase your overall PC performance, whether its a high end video card or low end video card, because integrated cards use some of your system memory and your CPU, while a dedicated card (gaming or otherwise) has its own memory and the GPU which decreases the computers load, so in that way, a dedicated card would make a difference, but you dont need a high end gaming card to do that. in fact, if all your using the computer for, is basic stuff like occasional movies and checking your email, you will probably never notice the difference between a integrated card or a dedicated one.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:13 PM

well by CPU yes, a faster CPU will increase overall performance. Now GPU on the other hand (graphics processing unit) is a little more specific to graphics related jobs. A good video card will improve gaming, perhaps movie watching if your watching High defintion (you will probably not notice a difference between a base video card and a high end video card with a DVD as pretty much any modern card can handle that no problem) and things like move making and the like, but the video card will not improve your sound quality (unless your watching HD video and your video card has a built in HD sound card like mine that I never use) nor most of your other functions, for the most part. Now, any dedicated video card (a card that is not part of the motherboard) will increase your overall PC performance, whether its a high end video card or low end video card, because integrated cards use some of your system memory and your CPU, while a dedicated card (gaming or otherwise) has its own memory and the GPU which decreases the computers load, so in that way, a dedicated card would make a difference, but you dont need a high end gaming card to do that. in fact, if all your using the computer for, is basic stuff like occasional movies and checking your email, you will probably never notice the difference between a integrated card or a dedicated one.

Your response was very helpful! I'm sure to use that info in the comp i'm building, thank you!




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