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Windows 7: Enhancing gaming experience


04 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 
Enhancing gaming experience

is my AMD Mobillity Radeon 5430 support recent high resoulotion games (512 Mb) , and is there any driver/app can enhance my gaming experience ?


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04 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, mojoo90!

Well, AMD Radeon 5430 is not a gaming card. It's a low-end card.

You won't be able to play a lot of games with it, there is a common misbelief, people think that having a 1GB+ VRAM card is good, but no, the VRAM is important of course, but most important is the GPU itself (Graphics Processor Unit), since the HD5430 is a low end card, its GPU is on the low-end.. making it really hard to be able to play newer games at playable settings.

Sorry to bring you the bad news

And there's no driver/app that will enhance that gaming experience because the "issue" is hardware related.
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04 Sep 2011   #3

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

thanx Punkster for the good news.........but what "low-end" means ?
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04 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

These days, Graphic Cards can be divided into 2 big groups:

1) Integrated
2) Dedicated

The integrated ones comes in the motherboard chipset (IE: G31/G33, 760G, etc.), the dedicated ones usually are add-in cards that goes into PCIe slots, and currently divided into 3 groups:

1) low-end
2) mid-end
3) high-end

The low-end cards are cheap solutions that are better than any integrated video chip, usually from 30 - 80$ (IE: Nvidia GT520)
The mid-end cards are relatively cheap and can be used in a casual gaming machine, usually from 80 - 150$ (IE: Nvidia GTX 550ti)
The high-end cards are relatively expensive and are used in hardcore gaming / video hungry machines, they go from 150 to 1,500$ (ASUS Mars II)

So, low-end means: less video power, less components, less power consumption, but cheaper than mid and high end ones.

I have a GT 440 (512MB) that was 68$, i consider it a low-end card even though i runs all my games at max settings in 1360 x 768 resolution.

Based on its specs, it is a low end GPU, but i love it someday i'll upgrade to a better system
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04 Sep 2011   #5

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

so after all its not that bad right? ....a have GTA 5 and it runs smoothly , almost at the same quality as my xbox 360 , by the way my processor is intel i3 2.53 is that make any deference?
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04 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Yes. Processor helps a lot.

Common belief says: PC games use 40% of CPU power and 60% of GPU power.

I don't know if this is true or not, but i do think so. Having a Core i3 @ 2.53GHz processor will help the GPU on its tasks (at least in games).

Having a lower class processor will bottleneck your GPU, hence, you won't be able to use all its power.

IE: a GTX 580 paired with a Celeron D processor, the CPU bottlenecks the GPU so, although the GTX 580 is the fastest single GPU on the market, a better balanced rig will outperform that bottleneck. IE: a Core i5 2500k with a GTX 560 (Non-Ti)

Hope this doesn't confuse you hehe.
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04 Sep 2011   #7

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

so the CPU & GPU should be compatible with each other right? ....... my windows index is 5 and my gaming & 3D score is 6 out of 7.9 , how my labtop scored this high numbers with this video card?
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04 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Not exactly compatible, because all CPU/GPUs are compatible with each other, it's more of a balanced formula, high-end cpu with a high-end gpu and so on.

That score is OK for your cpu/gpu. And never rely on Windows Experience Index's score because it's not a real world test or scenario it's just reference numbers
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04 Sep 2011   #9

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

5 hr ago i have downloaded 3DMARKS 11 basic installed and used it , i got low score 343 , that's really support what you said........there is alot of locked features in this basic version , could it help in anyway?
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04 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

I really can't tell, never used 3D Mark '11 to do any benchmarks, but i've noticed that the Basic version only has a few settings to modify, i wouldn't give that much importance to a video card.

If right now it's doing what you want it to do... then sit down, watch a movie, eat popcorns, drink pepsi and of course, enjoy your PC.

Be happy, bro!
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