Originally Posted by BetaWolf47
The specs for BF3 recommend a quad core. A dual core is the MINIMUM. In a game that suggests a quad core like that, a dual core might bottleneck the GPU.
I'm actually running a Q6600, which is a quad core albeit a slightly older one. It was in the Rig a couple of years ago anyway. I've also 4 Gb DDR2, and with this trio I haven't had any problems yet, playing most things on High to very High (or equivalent) settings at 1920x1080.
But, you know how it is with gfx cards, they're the quickest to evolve and it's been a while since nVidia stopped numbering things with all those zeroes.
Shoot, I won an 8800 GT from PCG back when the 9600 was new, and now the 8800 at least is quite antique. heh.