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8800 GTX or GTS opinions please

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January 19, 2007 7:21:16 PM

Hi all i have a question for you guys. My system specs:
AMD X2 4600 s939 CPU
ULTRA DDR 400 dual channel RAM 2GB
ASUS A8N32 SLI Deluxe mobo

I am currently looking to get a video card either Nvidia 8800GTX or GTS.

I know the GTX is much faster and everything but will my CPU bottleneck my 8800GTX too much so it is not worth it to get the GTX should i just go with the GTS. I am gaming at 1600x1200 res. that is my 21" LCD screens native res.

All input is appreciated. Please tell me what you guys think. I can afford the most expensive video card that is not a problem, and i want to have every eye candy on when i play my games, like Supreme Commander, or Crysis, or any other upcoming kick ass PC games.

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January 20, 2007 2:09:30 AM

I have roughly the same specs as you do, and I dont see much of a bottleneck in your area. Then again, C2D's apparently bottleneck the 8800's performance? Could give it a nice overclock if you wanted. My 4800 is at stable 3.0Ghz with a CM R80 Aquagate HSF. What current Powersupply are you using?
January 20, 2007 2:29:57 AM

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Hi all i have a question for you guys. My system specs:
AMD X2 4600 s939 CPU
ULTRA DDR 400 dual channel RAM 2GB
ASUS A8N32 SLI Deluxe mobo

I am currently looking to get a video card either Nvidia 8800GTX or GTS.

I know the GTX is much faster and everything but will my CPU bottleneck my 8800GTX too much so it is not worth it to get the GTX should i just go with the GTS. I am gaming at 1600x1200 res. that is my 21" LCD screens native res.

All input is appreciated. Please tell me what you guys think. I can afford the most expensive video card that is not a problem, and i want to have every eye candy on when i play my games, like Supreme Commander, or Crysis, or any other upcoming kick ass PC games.


If you got the money the 8800GTX is the way to go no doubt, however at this time i advise you to wait R600(ATI solutions) so close to release its might be the new badboy in town.
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January 20, 2007 2:49:49 AM

or wait for the 89xx series..thats pretty much what iam doing
January 20, 2007 3:08:27 AM

If your looking for DirectX 10 to run FULLY, then the 8 series is the only option for you CURRENTLY. BUT, ATi's directx 10 (R600 core) cards to battle the 8 series is right around the corner, and I'm sure prices will drop for nvidia's 8 series due to competition...
...But if your looking for performance, two 7950 gtx's in SLI supposedly gets better frame rates than one 8800GTX, and the price will be around the same.
January 20, 2007 4:26:10 AM

Yea, but do not support DX10. Therefore, the 8800 series itself wins.
January 20, 2007 7:00:37 AM

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...But if your looking for performance, two 7950 gtx's in SLI supposedly gets better frame rates than one 8800GTX, and the price will be around the same.


What's a 7950 GTX ? :twisted:

Anyways depending on if you meant 7950GT SLi or 7900GTX Sli I wouldn't recommend that just to tide you over till you have the cash for an 8800 :o 
January 20, 2007 11:10:02 AM

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Could give it a nice overclock if you wanted. My 4800 is at stable 3.0Ghz with a CM R80 Aquagate HSF. What current Powersupply are you using?


Well i was looking for some advice how to overclock my 4600 but not much success, and i dont want to fry it. I use a zalman 9500 cooling. I might get 9700 led.

As for the power supply i have an Enermax Liberty 650W. I was looking to get the new Evga 8800 GTX KO AC3. link

Some people here recommended to wait, that is what i am doing right now. The whole truth is that i had a 8800GTX but i sent it back because i saw how fast the prices are falling, and decided to wait. Now i am waiting to see the R600 and also the new cards from Nvidia (overclocked), but because of my CPU i wanted to know what you guys think if i should shoot for the GTX again or stay with the GTS.

As for 7900 cards i do not want to get anything kind of expensive because i rather spend that money on the new video card or a new cooling than spend it on an old video card to get me through 1 or 2 months. I have a 7300 GS in there :)  i know its a crap but at least i can play BF2142 with low res. Now that Supreme Commander is going to be released i am getting the itch again to get that new video card. But i will have to wait.

Thank you guys for your input i really appreciate it. :wink:
January 20, 2007 12:24:31 PM

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I know the GTX is much faster and everything but will my CPU bottleneck my 8800GTX too much so it is not worth it to get the GTX should i just go with the GTS. I am gaming at 1600x1200 res. that is my 21" LCD screens native res.

You CPU won't bottleneck it, don't be pissing yourself.

GTX will be a better choice for your screen, but I like the suggestion of waiting for R600. You'll have more options, and benchmarks to use for real comparison.
January 20, 2007 12:33:49 PM

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I know the GTX is much faster and everything but will my CPU bottleneck my 8800GTX too much so it is not worth it to get the GTX should i just go with the GTS. I am gaming at 1600x1200 res. that is my 21" LCD screens native res.

You CPU won't bottleneck it, don't be pissing yourself.

GTX will be a better choice for your screen, but I like the suggestion of waiting for R600. You'll have more options, and benchmarks to use for real comparison.

Thanks prozac I always value your opinion. And i try not to piss myself. :) 
January 22, 2007 4:07:05 AM

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...But if your looking for performance, two 7950 gtx's in SLI supposedly gets better frame rates than one 8800GTX, and the price will be around the same.


What's a 7950 GTX ? :twisted:

Anyways depending on if you meant 7950GT SLi or 7900GTX Sli I wouldn't recommend that just to tide you over till you have the cash for an 8800 :o "

Ugh i meant GT, 7950 GT.
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