Hiya all. I got a GT250 1 gig ddr3 card. You probaly all know that one.
Its an ok card but my question is, does my A8N32-SLI DELUXE from asus bottle neck the card?
Specs mainboard is:
ddr1 memory (2x 1 gig ddr 400 kingston dual channel)
Cpu: Amd 4200+ (2x 2200 mhz / 2 x 512 kb L2cache).
Nforce 4 chipset
Im thinking that this card should run faster Im even getting low fps with 3dmark 2003 and 2006.
Any one knows whats minium cpu reqiresments are for this card?
I agree. That's a pretty old CPU. The GTS 250 is basically like an old 8800 GTS 512MB card performance wise. An older dual core like the AMD 4200+ is going to be a limiting factor, as is your whole system likely.
I had an A8N32-SLI board myself back in the day. Was a good motherboard. Actually, I think I have two of them sitting on a shelf, and a couple AMD 3500+ CPUs too. Come to think of it, I also had a 4200+. Though mine would not overclock to save it's life.
The score difference between the Core 2 Duo and AMD 4200+ is no surprise. They're generations apart for one, and the Core 2 Duo uses a much, much better architecture.
An AMD Phenom II (stay away from AMD Phenom without the "II" designator) is a great idea. The X4 955 and X4 965 are very good quad core CPUs that can be had fairly cheaply these days. However, I'm fairly sure those would require a new motherboard. I think they only fit Socket AM2+ and AM3 boards. Your old motherboard I think is a Socket 939. Also, depending on the motherboard you choose, you may or may not be able to use your existing RAM.