After reading about the 8800's needing a faster CPU I'm about ready to give up. For the past 17 months I have been slowly upgrading my computer. Started with a AMD3000+, 6600GT AGP, 1Gig memory, 450W P.S. Currently have X2 4600+, 7900GT Pci-e, 2Gig memory, 650W P.S. (Have SLi capable mobo but only have 19" Viewsonic LCD. Can't really take advantage of SLI at this resolution) (Have been looking at 24" Dell.) This setup plays Oblivion with no problem.
All I want to do is enjoy what I have. I was actually considering getting a 8800 series if/when the price drops somewhat. But now a new CPU??
I can't. That would involve a new motherboard, memory, plus the video card. Close to $800. (Not to mention Vista for Dx-10)
If The 8800 series will cause my CPU to bottleneck, is there a current card that will help me out to at least last a while longer? 7950X2 is about the only card I can think of. (Not familiar with ATI)