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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 231
# 31
11-12-2012, 01:29 AM
The (powered down) desktop I store under my desk for data archival purposes was my old gaming tower. It had a Penryn quad core running at 3Ghz and the CPU would still bottleneck performance from the 4870x2 inside.

Even AMD's top of the line latest generation CPUs are significantly slower than i3 or i5 in gaming applications http://www.anandtech.com/show/4955/t...x8150-tested/8

The 470 was never top of its class but it was moderately powerful at the time. You can bet on your CPU holding you back. It does tend to choke on DX11 too http://www.anandtech.com/show/2977/n...h-the-wait-/11