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could my system handle an 3!50/70 or 8800

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January 12, 2008 5:56:17 PM

hello

you can see below what my specs are, btw my psu is a Xilence 600Watt sli ready....

could my system handle a better card, because that 8600GT isn't what it had to be!

personally i guess that 8800Gt would be to heavy, but what with the others?

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January 12, 2008 6:07:56 PM

ok is there any chance of you having a cpu upgrade cos it would be a serious bottleneck if you stuck an 8800 in it. If you get a E6750 and overclock it to around 3.5 ghz and get an 8800gt you will have a very good system capable of playing anything you throw at it.
January 12, 2008 6:50:46 PM

that asus p5ld2 doesn't let me handla a 1333mhz fsb

:p , and if i want to upgrade it will be the end of this year, wen battlefield 3 comes out. but what what that lower 3850? eny good?
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January 12, 2008 10:02:55 PM

give me some comments please! can i handle that 3850 , i want to buy the asus 512mb or something (if that 512mb excists) i just want to know can i or can i not...
January 12, 2008 10:23:15 PM

yes, your system will handle that card, I mean, it would be good to play games at a resolution of 1280*1024 and below, but more than that mmmm there will be some bad performance but not a catastrophe
January 12, 2008 11:01:27 PM

Should be able to easy, AMD's website says it needs 550w minimum psu for Crossfire system with the 3800 series.

The 3850 256mb version performs on average almost twice as fast as the 8600gts. The 512mb version is supposed to be able to hold up decent performance in most games at higher than 1280x1024. The 3870 should also work in your system. You could probably run the 8800gt as well, without much problem from the PSU.

Now if you want to wait for what looks like a good card, that I think it's sapphire? vapor 3870 looks interesting.

Your proc will be a slight bottleneck. Can the board handle a 1066 based processor? c2d e6400 or around there wouldn't be bad.
January 13, 2008 2:30:02 AM

vochtige said:
hello

you can see below what my specs are, btw my psu is a Xilence 600Watt sli ready....

could my system handle a better card, because that 8600GT isn't what it had to be!

personally i guess that 8800Gt would be to heavy, but what with the others?


8800GT and 3850 are about the same size.
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January 13, 2008 3:58:40 AM

Yes your PSU can handle an HD 3850, and it's MUCH faster than the 8600GT. The CPU will hold it back a bit. At higher resolutions the HD 3850 will work harder and the CPU will matter less.

The HD 3870, 8800GT and 8800GTS G92 are faster than the HD 3850 but they cost more and you're limited by the CPu anyway so I wouldn't go that far.
January 13, 2008 7:27:31 AM

yes, i was only bothering about that cpu, it is quite old. yes it can support 1066mhz processors! but, i had a topic elsewhere, where i asked wich cpu my asus p5ld2 could handle! i only have an 17 inch syncmaster 740bf, so higher than 1280x1024 is not an option, so that 3850 should do well?

i was only talking about that 3850 because i thougt i was risking something with that 8800 and 3870, because they are greater and stronger than that 3850, and i thought maybe the 3850 will run on my system.

i can get
Sapphire ATI HD3850 - 512Mb - PCI-X: 512MB,PCIe Active,Tv-out,2xDVI-I,,GDDR3, productinfo

191,81 EUR
Sapphire ATI HD3870 - 512MB - PCI-X: 512MB Tv-out,2xDVI-I,PCIe,GDDR4, productinfo

219,82 EUR

XFX GeForce 8800GT - 512Mb - PCI-X: 512Mb - PCI-X - TV-Out - DVI productinfo

246,73 EUR

but from asus there is an 1gb 8800GT card, with a big fan, could i handle that too?

thanks for replying, but wich one should i best get? because, i want a new card, and i want to use it with my next build (end this year) for playing battlefield 3 on pc

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January 13, 2008 11:06:31 PM

I'd get the HD 3850 because it's cheapest. Anything more is a waste for this build because of the CPU bottlenecking.

In December, or whenever, you can sell it or reuse it or put it in a second slot to use for a separate monitor, or try Crossfire. I read somewhere that ATI will get Crossfire to work even with different cards, so maybe you'll be able to combine it with a newer card.

That 1gb 8800GT is nice, but it's pointless at 1280x1024. Lots of video RAM are really useful at the huge resolutions. I don't know for sure but I'm guessing it consumes only a few watts more than the 512MB version.

August 21, 2008 5:48:04 PM

oke,

i bought this month frontlines fuel of war
i can play it, but after 20 minutes of gaming i finally get my fps right. it's only +-30 fps (med high settings) and i never saw a anti alliasing option.

i'm still using a 1280 res screen. but i really need something to sqeez my pc longer. i've got money but i don't want to spend it before nehalem has taken his first steps.

so 3850 512mb is half the price of a 4850. i know if i want them, my cpu is a huge bottleneck. but i don't care at the moment. but is a 3850 good to play that game at high settings, and over 30 fps?

please help me out

!