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CPU Bottleneck with 8800GTX?

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January 24, 2007 8:35:25 PM

Hi All,

I am currently running a 7800 GTX, 2GB PC3200 RAM, AMD 4000+, and a NF4 Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo. Would trying to squeeze some more FPS out of it with an 8800GTX be a good idea? Or is it just silly and should I go to a C2D system? Any advice would be appreicated! Thanks!

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January 24, 2007 9:23:43 PM

Well for a GTX yes it would be bottlenecked. A GTS would probably fit nicer in you system. Firingsquad has a good review on how a GTX can get bottlenecked on different processors.

All this being said I think you've hit your last leg with a single core processor. All big games that are being released this year are going to be multithreaded. Valve, ID, Crysis, Microsoft are all going to take advantage of 2 or more cores. You might want to find some sort of upgrade path too a multicore \ DX10 system and what I would suggest is start with your processor. Move your way up with that and let more DX10 cards come out.
January 24, 2007 9:38:29 PM

8800GTX would be good.

Try waiting though, and getting a new system in the next 6 months or so.

Your system still has good life left.
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January 24, 2007 9:39:56 PM

I agree with Prozac.

Hey Proz, check out the new sig. Just built her about a week ago and man I am lovin how responsive this baby is. lol just had to say that for some reason. Definite increase over my 3800+ X2 @ 2.40ghz w/ 2gb of DDR400 @ 400mhz and 2-3-2-5 timings! woot, lol

Best,

3Ball
January 24, 2007 10:07:12 PM

Nice!

I'm running 2.8GHz for now (will tweak further) also. :) 
January 24, 2007 10:48:49 PM

:lol: 
January 25, 2007 1:24:00 AM

Well after much thought I finally decided to upgrade to the 8800GTS. However, I did also get an FX60 to max out my socket 939 as a final upgrade on this comp. Although this may not be quite the same as going with a C2D I think it should hold me off well enough into Vista, while still having DX10 and multi-core capability. Thanks for all of the constructive advice guys!
January 25, 2007 3:47:19 AM

No problem!

:twisted:
January 25, 2007 12:09:21 PM

HAHA :lol: 
January 25, 2007 4:06:41 PM

Upgrading to a 8800GTS should give you a huge/significant boost. Upgrading to a 8800GTX may help you even more.

Once you have upgraded to these fast cards, upgrading your CPU will also help you quite a lot. You will be CPU limited for sure, but upgrading the card while retaining the same CPU will still help you a lot. Later you can go for a C2D.
January 25, 2007 4:07:49 PM

Upgrading to a 8800GTS should give you a huge/significant boost. Upgrading to a 8800GTX may help you even more.

Once you have upgraded to these fast cards, upgrading your CPU will also help you quite a lot. You will be CPU limited for sure, but upgrading the card while retaining the same CPU will still help you a lot. Later you can go for a C2D.

I would advise getting E4300/6400/6300 over FX 60 and then ocing it past 2.4GHz.
January 25, 2007 8:51:55 PM

lagged?
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