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User Info: Yuri_LowelI

5 years ago#1
I wanted to know what the best performance i could get from a dual core amd processor 5000 and 3.5gb ram. Reason i say this is because my friend is giving me(yes for free) a gtx550i which is better than the gt4301gb i have now. I already have 450w psu ready for the 550 but was wondering how much better performance i could get compared to the gt430. Thanks

User Info: Shadow Edge

Shadow Edge
5 years ago#2
Huge ass improvement. Rough idea:

Processor can hold you back with certain games though (specially Source games).

User Info: thaandiesel

5 years ago#3
yup, fairly large improvement, like not running bf3 at all to running medium high settings. while technically, your cpu may hold you back b/c its a little old, but for the most part you will get a huge performance increase, it wont matter in the end imho.
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User Info: link510

5 years ago#4
If you can, see if you can oc your processor. My g530 holds me back in cpu dependent games (looking at you, Assassin's Creed) and I can't even play it with any backround programs, really, as the stuttering is unbearable. And all of this is with a 5770 (roughly equal to a 550, little less). But for the most part, any game that's not really that taxing on the cpu (which is like, most of them) will see a ridiculously big improvement.

What's your resolution? The higher the resolution, the bigger increase you'll see from a better gpu (because cpu performance stays constant)
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