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Potential Bottleneck with new GPU?

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December 26, 2007 9:04:45 AM

Hi Guys,

My question regards potential bottlenecking. I'm looking to buy a high end 8800 GPU or one of the new 9xxx (whenever they turn up) but wondering if my current system will hold it back at all:

Athlon 4400 X2
2GB Ram
PSU 650W Hiper Type R
Mobo: Asus A8R MVP
HDD 2 x 250GB 72,000 Seagates
Creative Audigy 4
Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit

Hoping that it will be OK - I do intend in the nearish future to upgrade other components (eventually an entirely new system) but GPU is my priority.

Thanks for any help!
NevyNev
December 26, 2007 10:33:36 AM

Thanks for the response,
Yes, a gamer.

Looking to play Crysis at reasonable quality/framerate - would that bring out any bottlenecking?

Will my soundcard cause any problems/bottlenecking?

Thanks
NevyNev
December 26, 2007 3:37:09 PM

Definitely will be SOME bottleneck but meh...
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December 26, 2007 3:44:56 PM

Your system looks fine. If you want a few more frames, go ahead and OC your 4400 a bit, but Crysis is generally more GPU heavy.
December 26, 2007 5:07:55 PM

There are very few games that are more Dependant upon the CPU. Pentium D's can still handle any game with little bottlenecking (scratch, Supreme commander)when combined with a high end card.
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