So I've been testing numerous games out on my PC lately, a few major titles and indie games. I've noticed slow performance on some, whereas I get excellent performance on others. I'm sure this is due to either my graphics card or processor being inadequate. How can I tell which it is?
2.6 GHz Pentium Dual Core
Radeon 7750 HD
6 GB of DDR2 ram
Windows 8 64 bit
If I need to post other info, I can. For reference, this is a Vista machine made in 2009 that has been upgraded to 7 and now 8. I've upgraded the graphics card, but the processor is what came stock. I can upgrade the processor to a 2.6 GHz Core 2 Quad at the max.
Some examples: I tried playing SCP Containment Breach, and I was getting around 20 frames no matter the resolution. Minecraft varies: with Optifine I can get 60 frames most of the time, but with no mods I get 30-40 frames at max. L4D2 runs perfectly with 60+ frames all the time.
edit - I probably should rephrase that. Which do you guys think is holding me back more on game performance, the processor or the graphics card?
Edited by mincemate003, 19 April 2013 - 02:10 AM.