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Having a 2.6Ghz CPU will affect performance in Crysis?

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Yeah.. So I'm stuck with a athlon 5200+x2(2.6Ghz) and I'm not going to overclock this cpu. The minimum CPU speed for Crysis is 2.8GHz

I already had this CPU at 2.8GHz, but lowered it back down to the default 2.6Ghz cause it was giving me some issues.

How much of a performance drop will I get from having a 2.6ghz cpu?

also, my 8600GT was getting ok FPS(20-30) with medium-high settings.
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The sys requierments are not exact. Its and estimate. However overclocking will help but you really dont have to.

Just ignore it and have fun playing Crysis
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Lol, your's is fast enough. It's 2.8Ghz on a single core chip, and you have a dual core.

You would get a bigger improvement if you got a 8800GT 9600GT.
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Yea Strife if correct. Ive played crysis with an 8800GT and an Opteron 165 @ 1.8ghz and it went pretty well
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ok thank you. im a noob here, getting the hang of all this though.
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Lol, your's is fast enough. It's 2.8Ghz on a single core chip, and you have a dual core.

You would get a bigger improvement if you got a 8800GT 9600GT.
true this, but first I'm going to replace my mobo(mine really sucks) Then im lookin at getting a 8800GT. This is the one im lookin at buyin http://www.ncixus.com/products/27328...%20Technology/
Edited by Dylan0is0here - 5/31/08 at 4:37pm
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Just about any modern dual-core processor is capable of running at least 40fps in any game, which is what I consider to be completely smooth gameplay.

Where you see CPU limitations kicking in with games is typically in much higher fps ranges. In other words CPU limitations tend to show themselves in benchmarking more than in actual gameplay.
    
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My old Pentium D dual core 805 2.6hz at 3.3ghz gave me a huge bottlekneck on my HD3850
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