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February 16, 2011 4:06:09 AM

hello to all,

I have a Nvdia GT130 (aka 9600 GSO) 768MB graphics card, Will this be enough to play COD, MOH, Crysis ..etc at high settings?

Resolution would be 1360 X 768

Which would be a better pair for this card an AMD Athlon II X2 250 or an Intel Q9400

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a c 171 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 4:15:24 AM

Seeing as you already have it, try it and see. (most of) The 768MB cards use DDR2, which is considerably slower by todays standards. You are playing at a very low res so it might work out ok, but games like Crysis and Metro will probably be to much for it.
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February 16, 2011 4:16:11 AM

At high settings? Not really. Expect 12-20 FPS at best from that card. I honestly don't play with Athlons, and would recommend a cheap quad core phenom II instead. I haven't used Intel in years due to a personal dissatisfaction with their business model, so I'm not familiar with the CPU or what it can do, specifically. I'm sure one of the intel users here will be happy to fill in that blank for me, though. :) 
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February 16, 2011 5:12:38 AM

Thanks for the replies, i will be putting this pc together during the weekend and see what happens. =)
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a c 358 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 6:00:23 AM

Crysis? High Settings? No.
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February 16, 2011 6:18:01 AM

I will go against the wave here, and tell you, it will work. Used to have ati 4670 which was same in performance. High settings ijn crysis will work. Enthusiast settings wont. Get the Q9400 if thats your only choice. AMD phenoms are dirt cheap these days.
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February 16, 2011 6:51:11 AM

wrazor said:
I will go against the wave here, and tell you, it will work. Used to have ati 4670 which was same in performance. High settings ijn crysis will work. Enthusiast settings wont. Get the Q9400 if thats your only choice. AMD phenoms are dirt cheap these days.




Thanks, i have both the athlon x2 250 and the q9400 as spares. this is just an extra gaming rig, will assassins creed, need for speed and gta be ok with this combination?
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February 16, 2011 6:59:57 AM

i had 9600 gt 512 mb version and i loved it... obviously u cant max out everything but it will perform well with med settings......
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a c 171 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 7:28:06 AM

The thing is those 4670s and 9600GTs had DDR3 memory. Much more bandwidth then DDR2 provides. Assuming he doesn't have that rare overseas markets only Galaxy 768MB 9600GSO that would unlock into an 8800Ultra, it uses incredibly slow DDR2. With half the memory bandwidth, that GPU core will spend to much time waiting.
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February 16, 2011 7:49:12 AM

i just checked, it it is a gt 130 oem, it uses ddr2
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a c 106 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 2:30:43 PM

-_- pessimistic indeed. The 9600GSO was a decent enough card, outpacing the 4670 and even the 9600GT in some situations thanks to its G92 based core, but those cards had 800MHz (1600MHz effective) DDR2 RAM, while your OEM card is limited to 500MH (1000MHz) DDR2 RAM. If your RAM is capable of going higher then you definitely need to overclock it. Overclocking the core and shaders will reveal good results as well.

Without overclocking you will be limited to mostly medium settings in Crysis, and you may even have to turn a few of them (like shadows) to low. Depending on your overclock you should have a smooth enough time at medium on that resolution and may get by with high on COD. Really though I think it's time for you to get a new card ^_^
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a c 171 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 10:19:31 PM

800MHz DDR2 or 3? The fastest DDR2 I've seen is that 500MHz (1GHz effective.) that you mentioned.
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February 17, 2011 5:06:58 AM

Thanks for all the replies.

I am saving up for a HD 6850, That will replace my 9600GT on my 955BE rig, the 9600GSO is just a card that was given to me and i was wondering what i can do with it. since most of the replies say that is not really a good card. i will pair it up with my old X2 250, ang use it as a multi-media pc.
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February 17, 2011 10:58:54 AM

Best answer selected by jet-21.
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