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CPU for 8600GT

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October 4, 2007 11:59:41 PM

In my trek to learn more about PC gaming....

I've received my 8800GTX today, but that's only relevant in that it helps explain why I'm giving my former 8600GT to my 8-year-old daughter. How much can she and i expect her Pent D 840 3.2Ghz to bottleneck the 8600GT. Obviously, she'll have simple games to play, but from a purely hardware standpoint...? Given that the 8600 is already quite weak, will the Pent D strangle it more?

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October 5, 2007 12:08:50 AM

I really doubt that it would hinder it much if at all. I owned a xfx 8600gt for a while, with a amd 4000+ and it never held it up ( yes i realize 4000+ is better than a pent d ) but the card is just so weak...
October 5, 2007 1:00:44 AM

Probably not much of a bottle neck if any.

The 8600gt is not a powerful card
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October 5, 2007 1:38:14 AM

I think the processor and GPU are well matched for each other. Should get some reasonable gaming action out of the pair.
October 5, 2007 3:32:39 AM

As stated above by a seemingly very wise man, that card is just so weak, if anything I wouldn't be surprised if the card was actually bottlenecking the PD.
October 5, 2007 5:24:37 AM

You guys say its a weak card.

But in reality, it's just another 7600gt right? I mean, 7600gt is pretty good already.
October 5, 2007 7:41:22 AM

I'm using it at low resolutions (1360x768) and it actually looks great and runs smooth, at least in the Supreme Commander that came with it. I think it'll be fine for an 8-year old (perhaps this was nVidia's intention?)
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