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9800GTX VS HD 3870 GDDR4 256BIT.

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December 15, 2010 3:01:34 PM

I AM SELLING A HD 3870 GDDR4 512MB OF H-I-S BRAND TO MY BUDDY,NOW HE HAS A CORE 2 DUO E7200 AND 2GB RAM 667MHZ AND INTEL DG31PR MOTHERBOARD,
HE SAID ME THAT HE HAS TO TEST IT BEFORE BUYING IT,I ALLOWED HIM THAT,AS HE TESTED HE WASNT HAPPY BY THE RESULTS,HE PLAYED GAMES AT 1024 X 768 WITH HIGH INCLUDING MAFIA 2 AND CRYSIS AND MANY MORE.I ADVICED HIM THAT HIS PROCESSOR IS BOTTLENECK AND RAM IS ALSO HOLDING HIM BACK.
HE IS NOT ADMITTING THAT ITS CPU BOTTLENECK,HE IS SAYING THAT GPU IS BOTTLENECKING.WHILE I ASKED THE COMMUNITY BEFORE THAT WHAT IS HOLDING HIM BACK,THEY SAID THAT AT 1024 X 768,GAMES BECOME MORE CPU INTENSIVE RATHER THAN GPU INTENSIVE AND AT THAT RESOLUTION GPU IS UNABLE TO UNLEASH ITS HORSEPOWER.
AM I RIGHT AT THIS POINT,ITS REALLY URGENT?
I HAVE PLAYED THESE GAMES WITH MY DUAL CORE E5200@3.33GHZ AND 4GB CORSAIR MEMORY WITH HD 3870 AND GOT MUCH BETTER RESULTS THAN HE GOT.NOW HE SAYS THAT HD 3870 IS NOTHING WHEN IT COMES TO 9800GTX,WHICH I HAVE USED BEFORE,BUT I STILL SAID THAT TO POWER UP GTX 9800 HE STILL NEEDS TO HAVE HIS RAM UPGRADED ATLEAST BUT HE IS NOT ADMITTING IT,SO IS THAT RIGHT THAT HE NEEDS A BETTER CPU TO PLAY GAMES BETTER AT 1024 X 768 ATLEAST 4GB,BECAUSE NOWADAYS 2GB IS MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.
WHAT YOU ALL SAY?
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December 15, 2010 5:01:12 PM

Yes, you are generally correct. At 1024x768 the CPU is doing the heavy lifting and the GPU is idling (relatively speaking). He also needs to install current drivers to test fully as well.

BTW, you really don't need to send messages in all caps. Makes it hard to read your message and in internet terms is "yelling".
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