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GeForce 8800 Needs The Fastest CPU
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Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe

Motherboard

eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR

System Memory

Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D Test Setup

Here is the system we have been using the entire year :

System Hardware
Processor(s) AMD Athlon 64 FX-60
2.6 GHz, 1.0 GHz HT-Link, 1 MB L2 cache
Platform Nvidia : Asus AN832-SLI Premium
Nvidia nForce4 SLI, BIOS version 1205
RAM Corsair CMX1024-4400Pro
2x 1024 MB @ DDR400 (CL3.0-4-4-8)
Hard Drive Western Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD
150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA150
Networking On-Board nForce4 Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics Cards
ATI Based Card ATI Radeon X1950XTX 512 MB GDDR4
650 MHz Core
1,000 MHz Memory (2.00 GHz DDR)
Nvidia Based Cards Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX 768 MB GDDR3
575 MHz Core
1,350 GHz Streaming Processor
900 MHz Memory (1.80 GHz DDR)
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB GDDR3
500 MHz Core
1,200 GHz Streaming Processor
800 MHz Memory (1.60 GHz DDR)
Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX 512 MB GDDR3
675 MHz Core
820 MHz Memory (1.64 GHz DDR)
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000W
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9700 LED
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver(s) ATI - Catalyst 6.10 WHQL
NVIDIA - Forceware 96.94 Beta

We have upgraded the platform to the following setup :

System Hardware
Processor(s) Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe
2.93 GHz, 1,066 MHz FSB, 32 kB+32 kB L1 , 4 MB L2
Platform eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR, LGA 775
Nvidia nForce 680i SLI, BIOS version 2.053.57
RAM Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D
2x 1024 MB DDR2 @ 800 MHz (CL5-5-5-15)
Hard Drive Western Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD
150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA150
Networking On-Board nForce4 Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics Cards
ATI Based Card ATI Radeon X1950XTX 512 MB GDDR4
650 MHz Core
1,000 MHz Memory (2.00 GHz DDR)
Nvidia Based Cards Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX 768 MB GDDR3
575 MHz Core
1,350 GHz Streaming Processor
900 MHz Memory (1.80 GHz DDR)
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB GDDR3
500 MHz Core
1,200 GHz Streaming Processor
800 MHz Memory (1.60 GHz DDR)
Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX 512 MB GDDR3
675 MHz Core
820 MHz Memory (1.64 GHz DDR)cc vc vc
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000W
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9700 LED
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver(s) ATI - Catalyst 6.11 WHQL
NVIDIA - Forceware 93.71 (7900GTX)
NVIDIA - Forceware 97.02 (8800GTX & GTS)

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