pentium 4

  yellows 18:47 14 Oct 2005

anyone got a pentium 4 ht 3.4 gig machine? as wondering if it was a good processor for games

  Mr Mistoffelees 19:00 14 Oct 2005

Plenty fast enough methinks.

  mattyc_92 19:32 14 Oct 2005

I have a AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor (about 2.5GHz) and has took EVERY GAME I HAVE TRIED with ease.....

  sharkfin 19:47 14 Oct 2005

I dont think processor really affects gaming performance that much. Well, nothing that noticeable anway. More down to type of graphics card you have and memory.

  gudgulf 19:54 14 Oct 2005

Taking a slightly different approach to this....a 3.4GHz P4 is powerful enough to get the full benefit from any graphics card up to at least an NVidia 6800GT or ATI x800xt.

So if you are planning to use a graphics card that is as powerful as anything up to those mentioned you have no problem.

For the record have a 3.2GHZ P4 running at 3.6GHz and an ATI x800xt and that works very well indeed.I can play just about any recent game at 1280x1024(and a good many at 1600x1200) and maximum detail with a moderate degree of AA/AF applied although there are some that make my system grind to a complete halt!

Like the F.E.A.R demo at 1600x1200 with everything on maximum with 4xAA and 16xAF and "soft shadows" average of 8fps,lol.....but it looks fantastic!!!

  Dan the Doctus 20:05 14 Oct 2005

AMDs seem to be the choice of hardcore gamers, but for normal people a P4 3.4 is more than adequate.

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