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June 9, 2009 7:54:31 PM

I running a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ its a moderate CPU you, can compare it to a Intel E6600/6700 dual core I think. :ange: 
I have the intention to do a Videocard upgrade, the cards I have selected are a HD4780 and a GTX9800+ based GPU, both from Gigabyte, see the link
Will I face some problems here, using these high performering Videocards on my moderate CPU???






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June 9, 2009 8:23:06 PM

Not at all. You're CPU is sufficiently high enough for these video cards. What are you currently running for a video card, and what games are you planning on playing with the new video card?

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June 9, 2009 8:30:51 PM

1. drop the 9800 GTX+. its the same as GTS250 and isnt 55nm. Also i think the GTS250 is cheaper
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June 9, 2009 8:39:06 PM

Toine1 said:
I running a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ its a moderate CPU you, can compare it to a Intel E6600/6700 dual core I think. :ange: 
I have the intention to do a Videocard upgrade, the cards I have selected are a HD4780 and a GTX9800+ based GPU, both from Gigabyte, see the link
Will I face some problems here, using these high performering Videocards on my moderate CPU???






Thanks





HD4870 is the superior card, and now that they are under $200 it is really a no-brainer. If you can spend a tad bit more get the HD4870 1GB. Extra memory buffer never hurts. I was a big Nvidia fan until the 4870 was released, and the Catalyst control has built in manual fan speed control for the card to make it run under the 70c-80c temps that it is usually at. With the fan at 30%, you cannot hear it and it keeps the overclocked GPU under 51c doing things in 2D and I bump it up to 40% or so during gaming to keep it under 60c.
June 9, 2009 8:44:03 PM

Only fly sims, like Rise of Flight I'm using now a outdated Nvidia 7300LE 512Mb.
Have now only to determine which GPU is running better on this Rise of flight sim, Nvidia or ATI base GPU.
June 10, 2009 8:54:09 PM

Flight simulator games tend to be more CPU dependent than GPU. On Toms gaming graphics chart Q3/2008, they use Flight Simulator X and the 9800 GTX, and GTX+ outscored the HD4870 in all resolutions. Since they are the same prince range, this is probably the one you'd want. Or you can get a Geforce GTS250 (just about the same thing as 9800GTX).
June 11, 2009 8:43:27 PM

Right also RoF is demanding a lot of CPU, this means its the Nvidea GTX9800plus and not the ATI 4870.
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