What is more important for a gaming PC - a video card or a processor?

On one of the most popular in RussianIn the Internet sector, Overclockers has tested Intel, AMD processors and NVIDIA, AMD video cards in eight games and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 in order to find out what is more important for a gaming computer: the power of a video card or high performance of the processor.

The age-old dispute between gamers about what is for gamingcomputer more significant: a processor or video card, was allowed during testing on gaming applications Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Crysis Remastered, Cyberpunk 2077, Mafia Remastered, Project Cars 3, Total War Saga: Troy, Watch Dogs Legion.

As a result of testing, it was concluded thata bundle of a high-performance video card with a weak processor is more efficient than a weak video card and a high-performance processor. This pattern was found in 75% of tests.

At the same time, as a result of the test, it was revealed thatfor NVIDIA video cards, a powerful processor "pumped over" the performance of the video card. Meanwhile, testing with video cards Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5500 XT showed such a large gap in the results that the "pumping" of the video card by the processor was almost imperceptible.

The author of the tests also notes that even the weakest Core i3-10320 and Ryzen 5 3500X processors are able to show good results for modern gaming applications.

Source: overclockers