14th September 2005
Can I run 8800 GT efficiently or do I loose some of its potential? My specs: CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Mobo: Asus A8r-MVP 2GB RAM PSU: Antec 550 GPU: X850xt Monitor: Dell 2405FPW 24” Do I need a faster CPU to run the 8800 GT? My current GFX card is not that bad for a 2 year old system, but it lacks the 3.0+ pixel shader support that modern games need to play :bawl:. And how big is the difference between different 8800 GT brands? Better, quieter fans? Or is it just a cosmetic choice. So is it worth it or do I need a new system?
I am a mean boss ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️??
6th April 2000
the only real requirement to run an 8800GT is a pci-express x16 slot (1.0 or 2.0)
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25th November 2003
Your rig will run it fine. You should see a big boost in performance over your X850.
14th September 2005
Excellent! Thanks for the response guys. My motherboard holds two pci-express x16 slots. So it won’t matter if my CPU is a bit below average?
OMFG!!! Where am I?!?
4th June 2007
You should be quite alright. And as for the different brands, some will have better fans, while some will have better performance from OC, however, most of them that I've seen are pretty similar.
Although, If you've still got a single core processor, and you're wanting the graphics cards for newer games, then you might want to upgrade to an X2.
I didn't make it!
Your CPU will get bottlenecked thats for sure but you will be getting over 3 times the FPS in your 3d games! If you don't want to as much as a bottleneck then as Epicload says get a dual core cpu. With that said the 939 soccet AMD X2 cpu's will still get bottlenecked by the 8800 GT.
Huh yeah, whatever ^^
6th December 2006
I've been running a similar system (Athlon 64 3500+ on an Asus A8N-E with 2 GB RAM), I had an EN6600 Silencer and decided to change it for a 8800GTS 320 MB : works great :]
Now I also decided to upgrade the processor for an Athlon 64 X2 4200+ but that's only because I decided I'd better do it before Socket 939 processors become too hard to find...
Revenge was here.
25th April 2007
You should get a dualcore to use 8800GT at full capacity