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Buying 8800gtx. Will it work with...

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 30, 2007 5:01:59 AM

I plan to upgrade completely, but my vid card died and I don't have enough for the entire system for another month.

Here is what I currently have. Do you think it will bottleneck my card?

AW8D Abit - Motherboard
930d @ 3.55ghz
Corsair XMS2 2x1gig DDR2-6400

Others really dont matter. I know my PSU can handle it easily. Will my cpu keep up?


PS: Anyone have a website/link that ran benchies with 8series cards with different CPU's? I had the link before but I cannot find it again.

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August 30, 2007 5:30:30 AM

your cpu may keep up , but i say it will bottelneck for 99%
August 30, 2007 5:43:09 AM

What do you mean "it will bottelneck for 99%" IE it wont bottle neck much?
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August 30, 2007 10:48:44 AM

well i say bottleneck for 99 because according to many sites , a 8800gtx needs a very fast cpu and also take a look @ tomshardware charts :

i really dont know what to say , because as i said 8800gtx needs a very fast cpu something like e6400 or higher , but when i saw this :

No actually it doesnt. I run it at 1280x1024 maxed out, AF x 16, plus DX 10 and I dont have any slowdowns.

3.6ghz Pentium D 960 OC to 3.8ghz (I even use a pretty old processor)
2gigs DDR 2 ram @553mhz
8800GTS 640mb
X-Fi extreme gamer soundcard

My friend recently bought it and he has a 3ghz pentium D 920, and a 8800GTS 320mb and he to can run it maxed at the same res with no problems.

it may not bottleneck @ all , u better ask someone who has a PEENTIUM D 960 or something like that to be sure
August 30, 2007 11:52:58 AM

to be honest, if you are going to upgrade completely just buy it anyway and whether it is bottlenecked or not you will still use it for ur next computer anyway, saves buying a placeholder
August 30, 2007 1:05:35 PM

i agree with spuddyt , you can buy it now and always use it in the future computer .
August 30, 2007 1:07:18 PM

i agree with spuddyt , you can buy it now and always use it in your next computer . Also keeping everything in mind you should get excellent performance with a future buffer.
August 30, 2007 1:20:11 PM

You'll be fine. Of course, with any GPU a faster CPU will help it perform even better, that is a no brainer, but it will still perform well. Just overclock that 930 as far as it can go and enjoy the GTX.
August 30, 2007 3:57:58 PM

Some games are really CPU-bound, so even with a 8800GTX, you might get not so good framerates because of the CPU. But your CPU is still not that old or slow, so don't worry too much about that. In general the 8800GTX will serve you very well, and you'll get excellent performance in most games.

Since you plan to upgrade the whole thing, you'll be glad you have the 8800GTX to begin with.
August 30, 2007 4:26:40 PM

Your CPU will only bottleneck at low resolutions.

At 1600x1200 and above, your CPU won't bottleneck much at all. (unless it's an exteremely CPU bound game like Flight Simulator X or Supreme Commander)