AMD speeds and gaming requirements..???
I'm trying to decide what AMD Athlon processor to upgrade to at the moment (I'm stuck with socket A and a board that will accept up to an XP 3000+, and have NO PLANS to upgrade the board-this is a small form factor Shuttle XPC). I currently have a 1.8ghz Duron, 512mb ram, GeForce 6200 128mb.
Obviously the faster the better, but I do have a budget. I built the PC with dvd/cd burning in mind, so a Duron suited me just fine. But, now that I finally have broadband (after years of waiting for it to be available) I am back into online gaming. I just recently added the 6200.
My quesition is this: Since AMD's actual clock speed and speed ratings are different, would a game requiring say 2.1ghz processor speed work with a speed rated Athlon XP 2500+(1.83ghz actual)??? Socket A processors are getting a bit scarce, so I figure I would upgrade to what I can right now.
I mostly play older games (Wolfenstein: ET, Unreal games etc..) and a couple of recent ones (F.E.A.R. runs decently)but would like to somewhat extend the life of this PC for a while longer as far as gaming compatabiltiy.
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Last edited by SmackDaddy; 06-28-06 at 12:29 PM.