Socket 775, HELP?!?!

thomasd221

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Hi, i currently have this setup:

Core 2 Duo 3.1GHz
4GB DDR2 Ram
Nvidia 9400GT 512MB
Windows XP Pro

I don't see why socket 775 is getting old, it plays mafia 2 and battlefield 2. The only problem i have is mafia, it run in low detail and resolution which is bad because i have a 1080p 22inch moniter, and i have to run mafia 2 on 1024x768, so as you can imagine, it looks crap. I was wondering, if i upgraded my GPU to a 6770

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XFX-HD677XZNLC-Radeon-HD-6770-PCI-Express-Video-Graphics-Card-/120902380476?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item1c2657ebbc#ht_1420wt_1396

Would i be able to run at 30-40fps on 1080p or at least 720p. Thanks!
 
LGA775 is getting old because it was introduced over 6 years ago and Intel decided that it didn't suit their needs any more.

Either way, 720p in Mafia 2 with a 6770 should be easily doable. 6770 is a pocket rocket and it packs a lot of power.
 

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LGA 775 is 8 years old, which for computer components is a long time to be around and still be pretty viable for things like gaming. 775 had a good run; Intel just eol'd Core 2 duos and quads last fall I think.

If you can run your games how you like to with a video card upgrade then don't worry about how old the platform is. I would say that it would be time to jump to the newest processor and motherboard when the best graphics that you can get for your current system no longer do the job.
 
It's old because it was released 6 years ago. Intel just released the newest processor Ivy Bridges which makes the 775 even closer to being compleatly obsolete. It's ok for everyday use but for gaming it's obsolete you can get a cheap I3 and it will out perform any of the old 775 processors.
 

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Yes, it is a bit old, but I think you underestimate the C2Q processors. I had a Q9550, 8GB DDR2 800MHZ, with 2 GTX 570s in SLI that played every modern game I tried at max settings @ 1920x1080. Even Crysis. If you check out the ranking, it is still a formidable gaming CPU:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html
 

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Do any of you know what fps i would be able to play on at 1080p at medium with 4 or 8x anti analising? I would hope for 30-40fps, i play at 20-30 at the moment on a 9400gt at 1024x768, but i would like to go up to 1080p to make the game look good, so, what FPS would i get????
 

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Dude, i am too on lga775 cpu now and can also be on it for 2 more years.

get a hd6850 or hd6870 to be future proof somewhat,because hd6770 is also going to be old like our socket775 cpu

I don't get why 775 is "old", if a C2Q was coupled with a good video card and good ram, it could play any new game, i think socket 775 will continue to be strong for at least 3 more years to come
 

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Going from 1024x768 to 1920x1080 is a major increase in pixels the graphics system has to address. From 3/4 of a million to over 2 million. And AA is one of the most demanding functions of a graphics card's job. (Although newer AA techniques lessen that load) To stay above 30-40 FPS w/4x AA at 1080p in most modern games, you would need at minimum a HD 6850/GTX 460 and an adequate processor to keep up with it. Any AA above 4X is usually not needed at that higher resolution. Use the chart I linked you to earlier for others cards.

GeForce has a nice site to evaluate their cards with certain main stream games: http://www.geforce.com/games-applications
 

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I have an E8400 too and agree that it still feels generally more than adequate.

Since game logic does not scale very well across cores and CPUs have hit somewhat of a performance plateau at 3.x GHz, modern and future games are going to be tuned around that level of performance for the next couple of years still so I have no trouble imagining he E8400 remaining adequate for a while longer.
 

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So if i upgraded to a core 2 quad 6xxx or 8xxx and got a radeon hd6850, then would i have a hope??
 

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Very much so. But they are getting scarcer and scarcer. You'll probably have to browse someplace like ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/CPUs-Processors-/164/i.html?Processor%2520Manufacturer=Intel&Socket%2520Type=LGA%2520775%252FSocket%2520T&_dmpt=CPUs&Number%2520of%2520Cores=4&rt=nc
I'd suggest a 9xxx, if you can find one.

Here's a CPU gaming chart similar to the GPU chart I sent > http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html