i hav a 9600 gt + a x2 2.8GHz and i hit bottleneck at cames like GRID, mass effect at resolution of 1400x900........however i get 45 to 50fps and i no i get bottle necked coz ma cpu hits 100% usage......so with ur P4, at 1024x768, i fear bottlenecking
But it would still work I mean 40 fps is totally fine for me if its on pretty high settings! I am used to a 1gb 128mb 128bit GPU o.o used to work around 20 fps on COD4 but then I updated drives and lighting got all wack and it runs at like 5 fps or sometimes LESS!
BUT I just need to know that this will work with my system! I just don't know if my mobo will support it?
I am upgrading both the psu and GPU, my mobo says pci-e x16 support I think so it must be like 1.0 mobo. So if I decided to buy a cpu or mobo in the next few years the cpu would include a mobo? or a mobo would include a cpu? usually whats the case?
OK I will go ahead and order both of those things I may also get a new CPU sometime but what exactly is causing the bottleneck and what on whatever that is causing it is? EXAMPLE: mobo the pci-e slot not being 2.0...
and maybe this is it do I really just sort of need a bigger screen with better resolution... But now that I look closely, this monitor may be able to support something better I have it on 1024x768 but almost EVERYTHING takes over 2 pixels is that normal or does that mean that I need to set it at a higher res?