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Will an 8800GTS perform to its potential with a Socket 939?

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August 10, 2007 1:39:47 AM

I've had me this nifty AMD X2 3800+ 2.0Ghz for quite sometime now, and it performs flawlessly with my 7600GT, but I'm thinking about getting another 19" LCD for dual display and I want something a little beefier for games and what not so my next choice is an obvious 8800GTS, the whole Directx 10 thing and all. But my real questions is weather or not my 3800+ will kill the GTS? Can I stay with Socket 939 and maybe just get a 4400+(2.4GHz maybe?) And when and if I get the 8800GTS is there a significant jump between the 320 and the 640MB versions?
Thanks for your help guys.

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August 10, 2007 2:29:18 AM

you're mixing a base model dualie (not there's anything wrong with it, I got one myself) with a close to high end VGA.........so the dualie is gonna hold back the VGA obviously

OCing the CPU closer to 3GHz will definitely help.....

I run a 7900GTX with my dualie OCed to 2.75GHz and 3DMark scores and gaming frame rate improved significantly ~~
August 10, 2007 2:39:03 AM

You would still get a pretty significant performance increase. Your cpu would bottleneck it's potential (even the fastest cpus still bottleneck the 8800 series).

For the memory, if you are playing at high resolutions then the 640MB is worth it, at lower resolutions the 320MB will handle just about everything thrown at it.
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August 10, 2007 3:03:47 AM

geotech said:
I've had me this nifty AMD X2 3800+ 2.0Ghz for quite sometime now, and it performs flawlessly with my 7600GT, but I'm thinking about getting another 19" LCD for dual display and I want something a little beefier for games and what not so my next choice is an obvious 8800GTS, the whole Directx 10 thing and all. But my real questions is weather or not my 3800+ will kill the GTS? Can I stay with Socket 939 and maybe just get a 4400+(2.4GHz maybe?) And when and if I get the 8800GTS is there a significant jump between the 320 and the 640MB versions?
Thanks for your help guys.


It will likely hold it back somewhat, but it won't be noticable. Nvidia drivers are a bit CPU-dependant, but you'll still get a very good performance increase over a 7600GT. Bumping up to a faster proc. will help too if you can afford to do so.

If you're running a dual-monitor setup you'd be better off with the 640MB version.
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August 10, 2007 4:09:48 AM

:o  50% OC on a 3800x2 939 :o  , make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy. :lol: 
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August 10, 2007 4:25:12 AM

Read through this.

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=672

doesn't specifically have your set up, but should make you think a little.

Having said that, I have an 8800gts 640 with a 4800 939 chip oc to 2.6 in my gamer, and I feel that this setup is holding back the card. Almost seems the 2 7800's it replaced were faster and smoother..... ? Although the 8800 has higher clock speeds, I think it mostly shines where intense graphics are needed. There, the 7800's could do it, but not as well.

If you think you need, or really want the card, and are prepared for the heat it generates, by all means get it. You won't be sorry.

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