Ask about the computer's processor
April 8, 2012 8:11am CST
If Dual Core 3:20 GHz in Balance with Core2Duo, which is equivalent to how many GHz Core2Duo? and 3:20 GHz Dual Core is already enough to play a tough game like GTA 4? (With good RAM and VGA) Thanks.
8 Apr 12
Dual core is okay for games like GTA. But its not only the processor you must look after. There are also two boards that are as important as the processor. These are the RAM and the video card. RAM or the Random Access Memory also is important for the speed of your unit and the Video card is needed for high quality of graphics and video adaptation of your unit. I think it will help you a lot if you look for new units in the market specially designed for gaming. Look specifically in the specifications and observe which specs are increased and upgraded from the usual standard. And then try to copy those specs in your computer. Good luck!
8 Apr 12
The minimum processor requirement for GTA 4 is a Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz. Usually the minimum is aimed towards basic play with settings on the game tweaked to match along with possible background processes you don't need running shut down (such as browsers, messengers, programs etc). The recommended is a Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz. The minimum Ram requirement for XP is 1Gb and the recommended is 2.5GB. You could try this site let it check your system according to a game of your choice, GTA4 in this case and see how it matches it part by part for the game. http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/intro.aspx Without knowing the full exact spec of your machine its hard to say if you'll be able to run it. But if you're getting into games its maybe time to think about an upgrade. A dual core is simply referring to a processor with more than 1 main core and a and the Core2Duo is the 2nd generation of chip which is in fact the same thing more or less. For example a Intel Core 2 Duo/2.13Ghz is a Dual Core.
8 Apr 12
Dual core could very well play that game with a good video card and RAM, but the temperature issue is considerable as compared with a core2duo having four threads to process data. 1.6 ghz core2duo would be more faster than the 3.2 and would run all games smoothly, but definitely a good performance video card of 1 gb RAM would surely do the trick playing such high graphic likes GTA4.