[SOLVED] How accurate is the site "Can you run it" in terms of correctly assessing the gaming capabilities of the hardware? Any alternatives?

Kuci

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I run some games as an example and most of the time the site indicated that of all components my CPU is most lacking. I have been under the impression that GPU and Memory are the main components for gaming capabilities, hence my question.

My specs:
MB: GA 990FXA UD3
PSU: TS XFX 650 w Gold
GPU: Sapphire HD 7950 (the one with the 2 fans)
CPU: 3.33 gigahertz AMD FX -6100 Six-Core
RAM: 12gb DDR 1600Mhz
 

punkncat

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The CPU you currently have would not have been a strong gaming contender even in it's time, and much less so now. Your GPU is rather aged as well. I would consider that the system may run older titles in an acceptable way but see below.

The most accurate gauge I know is to actually look up minimum and recommended specs for the specific game you are curious about on the vendor site.
 

punkncat

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The CPU you currently have would not have been a strong gaming contender even in it's time, and much less so now. Your GPU is rather aged as well. I would consider that the system may run older titles in an acceptable way but see below.

The most accurate gauge I know is to actually look up minimum and recommended specs for the specific game you are curious about on the vendor site.
 

Kuci

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The CPU you currently have would not have been a strong gaming contender even in it's time, and much less so now. Your GPU is rather aged as well. I would consider that the system may run older titles in an acceptable way but see below.

The most accurate gauge I know is to actually look up minimum and recommended specs for the specific game you are curious about on the vendor site.
thank you for your answer!
 
I would argue that specifications on applications aren't what's actually required most of the time. But rather, what the developer's willing to support. If a developer says they require a Core i5-8400 but you have a Core i7-7700K, then chances are the application will still run, but the developer isn't going to offer support if you say you have an i7-7700K. If the application requires a specific hardware feature, they'll tend to list it. Usually.

Though you can still use those specs listed and see how your hardware performs relative to it, but this can take a lot of research.
 
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