Should I get a Processor or Graphics Card?
I have a PC with an Intel core i3 4170 processor. I also have an EVGA GeForce 8400GS 1GB SDDR3 graphics card. I downloaded Grand Theft Auto 5 and when I played it, I was surprised to see that it didn t stutter like people said it would. However I have the lowest graphics settings on and it s running at a slow fps. It is playable, but it is not very fun. Would getting a quad core processor or a better graphics card be my best option?
- pdl756Lv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
System requirements for GTA V-
Your i3-4170 is around 47% better than the minimum Q6600-
But your 8400GS is around 570% worse than the minimum 9800GT-
Recommend graphics upgrade to a GTX 750 Ti for about $100 USD. It's around 139% more powerful than the 9800GT, and most will work with any 300W or greater power supply-
- FulanoLv 74 years ago
I'd say start with the video card, but you can check it if you run something like GPU-Z it will tell you your video card usage. If it's not 100% then the computer is waiting on the CPU still.
With your system you can upgrade the processor without changing the motherboard too. Check your motherboard's compatible processor list.
- 4 years ago
you need both.
if you get a better Graphics card, the CPU will hold GTA V back. if you get a better CPU, the graphics card will hold it back.
both are very poor for gaming.