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Anyone running an 8800GTX/GTS on a 939 dual core system?

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January 15, 2007 10:55:39 PM

Just wondering how well it performs and if you get that much worse performance than with C2D CPU's/setup? People here with an 8800GTX(s) on 939 plz post your rig and let me know how well its performing.

The reason i want to know is cause i might be getting a good deal on a used Athlon x2 4800+ CPU so i'm considering staying 939 for a long while and will be getting an 8800GTX soon also. Will save a lot of money be doing this.

I'll be OC'ing it to probly 2.8GHz so how well would that support the 8800?
January 15, 2007 11:02:51 PM

It will run fine - it's only at extreme high resolutions that you'll notice a difference beyond a few fps.
January 15, 2007 11:21:34 PM

Wow thats a shock! I guess with my low res gaming i really won't need a pricey C2D setup at all then :) 

Now i just gotta worry abut getting a fully functional 4800+ from the guy im buying from... who i don't know 8O
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January 15, 2007 11:30:48 PM

Not worth going to a Core 2, when your current 939 platforms well. The CPU is good, so is the RAM.

A Core 2 platform won't be a worth improvement.

Oh, BTW, a 8800 will be fine with your system.
January 15, 2007 11:34:05 PM

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Wow thats a shock! I guess with my low res gaming i really won't need a pricey C2D setup at all then :) 

Now i just gotta worry abut getting a fully functional 4800+ from the guy im buying from... who i don't know 8O


Agreed. A 4800+ should do fine. Don't forget too that the Crytek 2 engine makes use of dual core, so you don't need the latest and greatest really. A 4800+ X2 is still pretty darn fast. Don't let the cheap Conroes get you to waste money on something you won't see much benefit from yet. Your current setup is fine. :-) I could even run the game on my 6150 onboard GPU with my FX-55 probably (according to this site I just read about speculative sys requirements on)...but why bother when I can run it on my X1900 AIW and my 4200+ X2? :-P Crysis = awesome. Period. FarCry was good. Crytek will no doubt impress again. If you have socket 939 and can get a cheap X2, then there's not much point in upgrading really. Not yet. Consider RAM and mobo and yeah...
January 15, 2007 11:42:14 PM

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Wow thats a shock! I guess with my low res gaming i really won't need a pricey C2D setup at all then :) 

Now i just gotta worry abut getting a fully functional 4800+ from the guy im buying from... who i don't know 8O


When I said High resolution, I meant in excess of 16 x 12 with every option turned on. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
January 15, 2007 11:48:38 PM

Ya I can't wait for Crysis! Thats the only game I have in mind when upgrading now :lol:  When I get my 8800GTX (or similar) i'll be 100% happy with my system :) 

Thanks guys.
January 15, 2007 11:51:01 PM

You know Crysis doesn't come out until September right?

Do you know how many graphics cards are going to come out before that happens?

There's the R600, 8600 Ultra, 8600GT, 8850 possibilities, 8800GT?

And you don't even know how well the 8800GTX will run Crysis. What if DX10 on Crysis is so demanding, people with 8800s have to run it with DX9 shaders to get good frame-rates?
January 16, 2007 12:06:54 AM

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You know Crysis doesn't come out until September right?

Do you know how many graphics cards are going to come out before that happens?


Actually it comes out in June.

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And you don't even know how well the 8800GTX will run Crysis. What if DX10 on Crysis is so demanding, people with 8800s have to run it with DX9 shaders to get good frame-rates?


There have many been demos of Crysis running smoothly on an 8800gtx.
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January 16, 2007 12:08:37 AM

i will. hopefully soon.

been looking at the 86gt,s or ultras.
or maybe the 300$ 88gts.
January 16, 2007 12:10:15 AM

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You know Crysis doesn't come out until September right?

Do you know how many graphics cards are going to come out before that happens?

There's the R600, 8600 Ultra, 8600GT, 8850 possibilities, 8800GT?

And you don't even know how well the 8800GTX will run Crysis. What if DX10 on Crysis is so demanding, people with 8800s have to run it with DX9 shaders to get good frame-rates?
There will certainly be a G80 refresh before then, and likely an R600 refresh as well.
January 16, 2007 12:25:58 AM

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You know Crysis doesn't come out until September right?

Do you know how many graphics cards are going to come out before that happens?

There's the R600, 8600 Ultra, 8600GT, 8850 possibilities, 8800GT?

And you don't even know how well the 8800GTX will run Crysis. What if DX10 on Crysis is so demanding, people with 8800s have to run it with DX9 shaders to get good frame-rates?


I understand what you're saying but I think you're a little misguided, even though you may be correct in a small way.

Outside of what I just wrote, I have a sneaky feeling Crysis may well get here just a little quicker than we think, as Microsoft are now putting some serious weight behind the game.

Anyway, DX10.

You have to really understand what DX10 does in comparison to DX9 and previous to see why you may be incorrect. DX10 has the potential to bring enormous performance enhancements with no loss (indeed an increase) of visual quality. Developers will however not take advantage of these properly at this stage - it will be mostly crudely implemented (like FS-X) to introduce some stunning new visuals at a high performance cost.

Once properly implemented and developed, DX10 will be far more efficient than anything previous - more importantly the hardware will be in a better position to take advantage of it. Programming for both DX9 and DX10 at the same time will certainly be an annoyance for a couple of years yet.

I strongly suspect that Crysis (as cited in the media) is suffering heavily from being a cross API game. They cannot properly implement DX10 (no time) and they cannot properly implement DX9 (doesn't look improved enough) so the hardware will suffer.

This should not at all detract however from what true DX10 hardware with proper programming can do - it WILL be a huge step forward, nothing like previous steps like 6 to 8, 8 to 9 etc. I strongly believe it will be a good 15 - 18 months before we really start to see what DX10 can do, and more importantly, see how little system overhead it can actually cost.
January 16, 2007 12:26:46 AM

You mean the opposite (low res --> cpu bottleneck).... but same conclusion a 4800+ is fine.
January 16, 2007 12:33:14 AM

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You mean the opposite (low res --> cpu bottleneck).... but same conclusion a 4800+ is fine.


No, you'll see the same at higher resolutions as well.
January 16, 2007 12:42:27 AM

The difference (in percent) is inversely proportional to the resolution so he might notice it demanding CPU games in which he has to turn down the resolution to get more frames.
January 16, 2007 3:12:56 PM

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You know Crysis doesn't come out until September right?

Do you know how many graphics cards are going to come out before that happens?


Actually it comes out in June.

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And you don't even know how well the 8800GTX will run Crysis. What if DX10 on Crysis is so demanding, people with 8800s have to run it with DX9 shaders to get good frame-rates?


There have many been demos of Crysis running smoothly on an 8800gtx.

Well, truthfully...if you have a high end DX9 card you should be waiting to buy a DX10 card. Aside from better drivers for DX10, there will be newer and cheaper mid-ranged cards coming out from NV within the next few months, not to mention AMD's lineup. I have an ATI AIW X1900 card that will be doing just fine for another .5 yr. Anything higher than a 7600GT just isn't worth buying a DX9 card.
January 16, 2007 3:18:07 PM

take a look at my signature mate. i've got a S939 (4800+ OC'd to 2.6Ghz) w/ a 8800GTX. Runs wonderfully.
January 16, 2007 8:02:16 PM

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take a look at my signature mate. i've got a S939 (4800+ OC'd to 2.6Ghz) w/ a 8800GTX. Runs wonderfully.

Music to my ears :D  Thanks mate.

Hoping for a decent stepping!! :(  :)  :(  :)  :( 
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