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Is my PC rig can handle the coming (g80) ot ATI (R600)

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October 20, 2006 1:51:46 AM

hello im new here and i dont know where to start asking some help..

My present hardware are

Processor: AMD64 3200+ (s939)
mobo: MSI K8NGM2-IL
memory : 2X 512 DDR400 (PQI)
HD: seagate 80gig 7200rpm (sata)

Im planning to buy a video card to put it in my system and im waiting for the release of the latest video card like the up coming Nvidia (g80) or the ATi (R600). Will my hardware can manage this kind of video card or im just wasting my money to buy this kind of video card?



thnx...
October 20, 2006 10:24:36 AM

It depends on what kind of power supply you have. For a Geforce 8800 GTS you might need to have a 450-500W PSU.
October 21, 2006 2:19:30 PM

Check if you motherboard can support a faster processor. That could be cost effective if you can use your existing memory but just add another gig.
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October 21, 2006 2:25:51 PM

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Check if you motherboard can support a faster processor.

That's not an issue.

At least 2gb of RAM, and a good PSU is all you'll basically need for next-gen cards.
October 22, 2006 7:00:18 AM

The G80 cards will cosume 300W alone, and the R600 ~250W (depending on final clock speed) alone.
Your CPU would be the gaming bottleneck in the setup.
October 22, 2006 8:30:34 AM

are u filipino BastedBoy?
October 22, 2006 1:25:03 PM

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The G80 cards will cosume 300W alone, and the R600 ~250W (depending on final clock speed) alone.
Your CPU would be the gaming bottleneck in the setup.

:?:

Well, nVidia announced 400W PSU requirement for 8800GTS, and 450W for 8800GTX. So they can't really consume 300W.

As for R600s, no clue.
October 22, 2006 2:08:24 PM

Yea. :lol: 
October 22, 2006 4:17:17 PM

Yeah I meant the cards alone. 1KW PSUs are soon to flood the market...
October 22, 2006 6:30:06 PM

No they won't. G80s and R600 won't use 300W alone, maybe later gens. nVidia already announced power requirements.
October 22, 2006 10:21:04 PM

The word bottleneck comes to mind when just browsing over the rest of the specs. decent PSU and PCI-E board ??? your good to go.
October 22, 2006 10:34:08 PM

I have no clue...but damnit I'll find the thing if it kills me :lol: 
October 22, 2006 10:47:07 PM

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you do know you can already buy a 1kw power supply from pc power can cooling for one. in fact they have been on sale for a while.

They and Enermax. When I say flood I mean even Rosewill attempting to do so..
October 22, 2006 10:51:21 PM

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nVidia already announced power requirements.

Link please
October 22, 2006 10:56:08 PM

I have a 500 watt rosewill unit. It was for my brother quite some time ago, but its lasted this far without problem. So maybe not for the enthusiast...I think rosewill makes fine PSU's for the everyday user.
October 22, 2006 11:15:29 PM

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lol, we don't get rosewill over here but i have heard of them. the phrase snap, crackle and pop ain't going to be used for a cereal once they start making them.

hahaha nice one

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I have a 500 watt rosewill unit. It was for my brother quite some time ago, but its lasted this far without problem. So maybe not for the enthusiast...I think rosewill makes fine PSU's for the everyday user.

Theyre as good as Generic IMO. Go with Raidmax if you need quality on a budget, they use the same hardware as Antec.
October 23, 2006 1:20:41 AM

Thanx guy yeah im doing a little reading some article and i cant find any benchmark about a single core using the latest video card all they use now are the dual core which it make me think that maybe my single core is not capable handle this kind of card.. well my psu is 480-500 watt and yes my motherboard has pci-e slot ( MSI K8NGM2-IL http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pr... )

any yeah i really like playing games in full detail (eye candy) that why im trying to wait for this kind of card bec it support new SM 4.0.
October 23, 2006 4:33:29 AM

He can get A DX10 card though we havent learned anything about the low/medium DX10 cards. i would suggest one of those low/medium DX10 as im sure they will consume less.
October 23, 2006 10:32:50 AM

Saw it already, long before you.

Also, I was talking about G80, even more proof your head is up your ass.
October 23, 2006 11:49:54 AM

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No they won't. G80s and R600 won't use 300W alone, maybe later gens.

your head ---> your ass

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As for R600s, no clue.

BUT!
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Saw it already, long before you.

Mind reading and lying much?
your head ---> deep in ---> your ass :D 

I rest my case.
October 23, 2006 7:13:54 PM

I said "no clue" for R600 because your link is speculation, and I'm not going to speculate so stupid link that has little truth to it.

I proved the G80 power requirements, and you end up bringing a link that had nothing to do with my other link.

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nVidia already announced power requirements.

And I showed you the link with basically the confirmed info.

But now you bring a speculation link that probably originated from the fucking INQ into the conversation as it's a fact. And you accuse me of not knowing it. I know the stupid rumor, I don't know the fact for R600. No one does.

Keep your head in your ass, you're not contributing.
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