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How bad would the AMD Athlon II X4 640 be for gaming?

Hello everyone,

I know this made be a weird question but I have a store-bought pc ( http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02628380) that is collecting dust ever since I built my first gaming rig (had loads of fun learning)

Since it is collecting dust, I thought about making it a portable gaming/ home theater pc. Since I already have the cpu, motherboard, RAM, and Windows 7 would it be smart to add a hard drive (took the hardrive from that to use in my gaming rig), gpu (thinking of the r7 250), and a slim case?

Think I could get at least 40 FPS with medium to high settings on games such as Spintires, America's Army:Proving Grounds, BeamNG.drive, and Rocket League at 720p?

Thanks
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  1. Yeah it would do well for what you're asking. I would still get something better than a 250.
    260, 260x, 265, 360, 750ti, etc...
  2. CTurbo said:
    Yeah it would do well for what you're asking. I would still get something better than a 250.
    260, 260x, 265, 360, 750ti, etc...


    Thanks for the answer
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    Sounds feasible. It's weak point is floating point performance, and although it is an older CPU, it can handle the R7 250 and gaming at 720p/medium-high settings at or above 30FPS. You could probably get away okay with up to a GTX 750Ti if you wanted to hit the mark. Spintires is kind of CPU heavy though, so you will need to turn down some of the environment settings likely. I would say go for it.
  4. naturesninja said:
    Sounds feasible. It's weak point is floating point performance, and although it is an older CPU, it can handle the R7 250 and gaming at 720p/medium-high settings at or above 30FPS. You could probably get away okay with up to a GTX 750Ti if you wanted to hit the mark. Spintires is kind of CPU heavy though, so you will need to turn down some of the environment settings likely. I would say go for it.


    Awesome. Thanks for the feedback!
  5. That cpu is terrible for gaming as it is old and it also has no L3 cache but it will do great for the games you listed. I agree with CTurbo's post. Get something better than an R7 250.
  6. ok heres games i played with gts 250 and that cpu
    GTA V 720p 30fps not stable but playable
    LoL maxed 150fps 1680x1050 resolution
    DIRT 3 maxed out 16x Anti Aliasing 60fps constant
    Spintires maxed 40fps or even more some times ,like most of the time 50fps 1680x1050
    Farcry 3 medium all 1680x1050 with nvidias FXAA 25-40 fps very playable ...
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