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as the title states... games today don't require much as far as the processor goes. so what does it process in a game? please compare to the video card.
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the faster the processor the more it can work with the video card so it wont bottlneck. so faster transfer of data or commands from video card to cpu and so on. if im right at all
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Input and output ,management.

Also the computers AI.

Whatever happens or is loaded or the computer mkes a move requires it.

The video is obviously displaying stuff
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i hear that Nvidia is going to piggyback a video card on to the cpu and have the video card assist the cpu in other tasks then just video. think there is any possibility that sometime in the near future they could do it the other way around and have the CPU assist the video card more?
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The CPU already assists the video card. like badreligion said the faster the cpu the quicker it interfaces with the vid card. When you play a game the CPU loads the information THEN offloads it to the video card for rendering. For example take your 7900GS, pair that card with a sempron 3000+ or something and play a game, then put it back with your X2. Trust me you'll notice a huge performance gap.
    
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Check out these benchmarks, they will help you a lot on your question

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=618&p=0
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ce/default.asp

They basically took the G80s and put the with different CPUs and measured frame rates. Better the CPU, better frames. Note the the CPU can be a major bottleneck if you get a really fast card with a slow CPU.
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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000 View Post
Check out these benchmarks, they will help you a lot on your question

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=618&p=0
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ce/default.asp

They basically took the G80s and put the with different CPUs and measured frame rates. Better the CPU, better frames. Note the the CPU can be a major bottleneck if you get a really fast card with a slow CPU.
In games, all the systems got similar FPS with the same GPU. The only major differences were in 3dmark06 due to the CPU score making up a portion of the overall score.
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post #8 of 18
It does AI and sometimes Physics as well as managing everything in your computer at the same time. But to look at it from a percentage point of view, CPU quality matters less than half of your video card when it comes to gaming.
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i disagree - i play LFS, a driving game, and that is SEVERLY CPU limited because of the thousands of tyre calculations it has to do
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Originally Posted by hks85 View Post
as the title states... games today don't require much as far as the processor goes. so what does it process in a game? please compare to the video card.
Games today do require a decent CPU if you want to have physics turned all the way up, such as with FEAR. Even BF2 puts my CPU at 60%.
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