Depends what game it is, BFBC2 being a CPU dependent game has high min. sys requirements:
Originally Posted by Iconik
MW2 however :
OS: Windows XP
Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
Graphics: 256 MB Video Card (GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900)
DirectX®: DirectX 9, 10, and 11 support
Hard Drive: 15 GB
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or higher
Graphics: 512 MB Video Card (GeForce GTX 260/ ATI Radeon 4870)
Controller Support: Support for Logitech G15 and G19 keyboard LCDs in multiplayer
Some games are GPU dependent and others are CPU dependent, MW2 may run good with a 9500GT but what about processor? I doubt a 9500GT could run AAx4, Spec Mapping, MAX Detail, DoF and Shadows.
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation.
Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core or better processor is recommended.