I mostly play Starcraft II, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Counter-Strike Source, Call of Duty: MW, MW2, L4D2 and TF2. I want to upgrade to GTX 460 Superclocked 1024MB EE? Would my current motherboard be able to use it? Or is it even worth upgrading?
I suggest that you go ahead with the new GTX 460 with with further upgrades in mind. One sort comment about the rest of the system good job as not many don't even get that far with a cpu with such a low multiplier.
Just to give you a heads up 2 8800gt in sli equal a gtx460, also Starcraft II does not use sli.
That said if you can overclock that cpu it should not be that big a deal after all if you get a 8800 in sli you will probably bottleneck it anyway so just get the gtx460 it's twice the performance of 8800 so you have nothing to loose.
And when you upgrade your rig just get another GTX460 and sli those but next time get a decent CPU.
Your cpu is fine (core 2 duo @ 3 GHz) and 8800 GTS 640MB 320-bit still rocks and gives good fps at almost all games. Maybe you need to buy additional RAM! +2Gb should boost your fps and pc work will be faster in general.
But if you decided to change that 8800 GTS to GTX 460 you won't make mistake!
- GTX 460 WILL WORK in your pc!
- That CPU will not bottleneck your GTX 460! Even if it does a little in some new games so what!? I bet you won't even notice! It's not like you have a Celeron 1,2GHz and a GTX 580...
I say buy that GTX 460 and buy additional 2GB RAM and ENJOY!
How am i sure? Well first, we play the same games, and second we have the same components...
My CPU is only clocked at 3.0 ghz right now, I could post a CPU-Z Validation for the time being... The NB would probably get really hot but my computer is right beside the window as of right now and it's pretty chilly outside.