Upgrading from x1650pro?

By Chronologix
Feb 20, 2008
  1. Ok so, i bought this card a few months ago, but everywhere I go to talk about upgrading my PC they all count the video card into effect...

    Current Specs:
    OS: Windows XP MCE
    Memory: 3Gb RAM DDR2 PCIe
    Video Card: Radeon x1650pro 512Mb
    CPU: Celeron D 3.2Ghz
    Mobo: Intel D915GAV
    PSU: 450w

    Is this setup fine or should I consider changing my video card?
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    Fine for what? What do you use your PC for?
  3. Chronologix

    Chronologix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Guess that would have been good info to add...i don't do any video encoding/decoding.

    It is mostly for gaming and graphics design.
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    Looking to play any of the latest and greatest games? If so, upgrading the VPU likely won't do a whole lot because your CPU will probably be a bottleneck.
  5. Chronologix

    Chronologix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well that won't happen unless i upgrade both my CPU and mobo...looking for a possibly more simple solution.
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    It sure won't happen and that was my point. Don't expect to play any amazing new games on max settings because your CPU is going to be a bottleneck.

    If you want a more "simple solution", is this meaning that you don't want to play the latest and greatest games on max settings? Do you plan on playing somewhat old(er) games or do you still intend on playing Crysis at max with that CPU by upgrading your VPU?
  7. Chronologix

    Chronologix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well i have plenty of older games, and I could care less about Crysis, Call of Duty 4 would be nice though...

    Oddly I can run CoD4 in windowed mode with 1024x768 res with everything maxed out except AA and AF with around 30-40fps on some maps (other more particle ridden maps with fog and a ton of foliage give a less enjoyable experience)

    But i like to play my games on my monitors native resolution of 1280x1024.
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