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Bottleneck Question - X1900Gt... + game + advice please

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Should I upgrade my video card?

Total: 9 votes

  • Yes
  • 0 %
  • No
  • 0 %
  • Wait for R600
  • 100 %
  • r u insane?
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2007 11:03:23 PM

Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone can answer this, let me list my specs first. Oh and just FYI it's about a game, sorry if I posted in the wrong section, I couldn't find another section.

"Conroe" 2.4Ghz
2GB Ram (800Mhz)
Asus P5W DH Deluxe
RAID-0 2x150GB Raptors
500GB Secondary
24" Dell 2407WFP
SB X-Fi
Sapphire X1900GT 256MB No O/C

I currently play Black & White 2 at 1920x1200 resolution w/ max details and settings in game. It runs fine, but then when I have too much stuff in game, it starts getting choppy, say around 10-15FPS.

I dropped my game down to 1600x1200 and the game plays buttery smooth again (with lots of things going on). Although I do notice a big graphical change changing to that resolution and would rather play natively. So I don't really like it like that.

Also I play some fairly new games, and am looking forward to Alan Wake, Supreme Command, and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - Hell yea!

So the question is... my video card a bottleneck in my system?

Would an NVidia 8800GTS give me much better performance and allow me to play at that resolution with max settings and no dip in performance?

Or would it be better to wait for R600 and buy the 8800GTX when the price goes down?
January 16, 2007 11:21:58 PM

My GT runs all of my games fine in 16x12, but not above really. Waite for ATi's new offering before you buy another card.
January 16, 2007 11:42:19 PM

Agreed. Plus, the X1900GT will indefinitly hold you over until a wide range of DX10 compatible cards hit the market.
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January 16, 2007 11:51:27 PM

It'll last until R600 nicely.

Wait for R600, and see what the market is like.
January 16, 2007 11:56:24 PM

Yeah, wait for R600, your current card is too decent to justify upgrading it right now, unless you have money flying out your ass.
January 16, 2007 11:57:32 PM

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unless you have money flying out your ass.

I wish I had that disease.
January 16, 2007 11:58:40 PM

Don't we all..
January 17, 2007 12:00:24 AM

I have enough diseases :roll:
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2007 12:06:11 AM

Quote:
I have enough diseases :roll:


its from all them women :wink:

they give the gift that keeps on givin :lol: 
January 17, 2007 12:10:40 AM

Quote:
I have enough diseases :roll:


its from all them women :wink:


....mostly :lol: 
January 17, 2007 12:19:50 AM

definitely wait for R600 as others have said, i think it will be a wakeup call for nvidia
January 17, 2007 12:57:00 AM

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i think it will be a wakeup call for nvidia

Much like genital herpes :wink:
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2007 1:04:02 AM

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i think it will be a wakeup call for nvidia

Much like genital herpes :wink:

8O how big are these lan parties?

can i sit at the opposite end from you :p 
January 17, 2007 1:07:10 AM

20 people or less...and you can sit wherever you want if you get there early.
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2007 12:11:43 PM

Thanks all for your input.

I will just hang tight for now, I would rather not spend money anyways. I'll wait a few months!

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sirheck wrote:
GeneticWeapon wrote:
I have enough diseases Rolling Eyes


its from all them women Wink


....mostly Laughing



Haha! :p 
!