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????Some questions about the 8800gts 640mb???/

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March 5, 2007 2:31:36 PM

I just purchased an evga superclocked 8800gts yesterday and had a few questions:

1) From what I have gathered unless you are going to play above 1600 x 1050 then the gtx is overkill is this true? i play on a 20.1" westinghouse which has a native resolution of 1400 x 1050 so I should be ok right.

2) As far as future proof goes I was wondering how I will fare with the card? I am really interested in games for DX 10, mainly crysis, and was wondering if i will be able to play dx10 games maxed out at the 1400 x 1050 resolution. This is only speculation b/c no dx 10 games are out yet but I am just interested in what everyone thinks.

3) I've been hearing a lot of talk about processors becoming a bottleneck with the new 8800 series cards. I have a pentium d 940 and was wondering if this will bottleneck the 8800gts. I found that in most bencharks this chip compares at best to an e6400, so I should be fine right? Besides the fsb this chip compares pretty well.

thanks for all the help guys

Marc
March 5, 2007 3:44:47 PM

1) yes true, but it will become less and less overkill as the new games come out.

2) you should be fine for the next 3-4 years i would guess, unless vista and DX10 does something terrible to games. i play at 1600*1050 everything on full with all games just fine with my 7800GTX

3) yes the processor will bottleneck you, but if you crank up AA and AF the processor will become less of a bottleneck since the Graphics card will be doing the work.

btw i wouldnt of said that pentium D was comparable to the e6400, but it doesnt really matter too much for gaming.

take a look:
http://tomshardware.co.uk/cpu/charts.html?modelx=33&mod...
March 5, 2007 6:53:03 PM

Thanks a lot for the response it was exactly what I wanted. If anyone elso would like to chime in that would be great.

thanks,
Marc
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March 6, 2007 7:46:03 AM

hey.. im getting the 320 MB GTS...

will i be fine playing on 1680 X 1050??
March 6, 2007 11:31:25 AM

yes you will be fine :roll:
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