GPU upgrade, will I see a noticeable increase in performance?
My current rig setup is: X2 3800+ stock speeds, but it's winter so I might do some OCing 2GB DDR2 550W PSU 7900GS 1680x1050 monitor, but no problems with running it at lower resolutions for better performance
I've been looking into the 8800GT and found a nice deal online and was thinking about buying it but I have some questions before I do so. How much will my CPU bottleneck the GT? I've heard several different comments on this, ranging from "Don't even bother buying a new card" to "you'll be fine and see a decent performance increase," so what do you guys think?
Also, is it wise to buy the GT now, or are there any expected releases of other cards, price drops, etc, soon?
More aboutupgrade noticeable increase performance
You should see a significant increase in gaming performance with an 8800gt and with the price of processors you could upgrade to a better one later if necessary.
I'd say go for it, or wait till the new year when new hardware might be out and supply hopefully higher.