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Mecha105

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#1 14 years ago

I am saving up for a geforce 8800 gts. Now im wondering, will this create any sort of bottlenecking with my processor? Specs are in my sig.




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#2 14 years ago

If it did, I can't imagine it would be too severe. The 4200+ is by no means a slow or outdated processor. You'd probably be fine even with a gtx.

One card should be fine, SLI would be a different story.

btw - Your rig's pretty nice already. It might be prudent to wait to buy a DX10 card until the ATI r600 drops. Check this out, the specs look rather impressive when stacked up against the 8800:

AMD is planning to launch R600 on 8th or 9th March and be officially named as Radeon X2K series. The mass production silicon is expected to be still at A12 for the R600 cards at launch.

It seems like ATi has successfully taped out a A15 silicon that is able to work at 1GHz probably we can hope to see another series of R600 cards with higher working clocks in the near future. The article suggests ATi's next generation R680 is scheduled for Q3 launch but suggested that NVIDIA will have G81 and the next gen. GPU ready to compete.

According to our sources but still a rumor revealed R600 as X2800 series. There are 2 variants for XTX; 1GB and 512MB. X2800XTX runs at 750MHz core, 2.2GHz memory, 512-bit memory interface and GDDR4 while XT runs at 600MHz core, 1.8GHz memory, 512-bit memory interface and GDDR3.

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4510




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#3 14 years ago

If it did, I can't imagine it would be too severe. The 4200+ is by no means a slow or outdated processor. You'd probably be fine even with a gtx.

One card should be fine, SLI would be a different story.

btw - Your rig's pretty nice already. It might be prudent to wait to buy a DX10 card until the ATI r600 drops to compare them. The rumored specs look rather impressive when stacked up against the 8800:

AMD is planning to launch R600 on 8th or 9th March and be officially named as Radeon X2K series. The mass production silicon is expected to be still at A12 for the R600 cards at launch.

It seems like ATi has successfully taped out a A15 silicon that is able to work at 1GHz probably we can hope to see another series of R600 cards with higher working clocks in the near future. The article suggests ATi's next generation R680 is scheduled for Q3 launch but suggested that NVIDIA will have G81 and the next gen. GPU ready to compete.

According to our sources but still a rumor revealed R600 as X2800 series. There are 2 variants for XTX; 1GB and 512MB. X2800XTX runs at 750MHz core, 2.2GHz memory, 512-bit memory interface and GDDR4 while XT runs at 600MHz core, 1.8GHz memory, 512-bit memory interface and GDDR3.

source: http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4510




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#4 14 years ago

I'd wait as well, your 7900GS should be able to run pretty much anything on full settings anyway, so wait until there's more competition in the DX10 market. You can make a better purchase that way.




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#5 14 years ago

well, i wasnt planning on buying it in the next 5 to 6 months anyway. i just wanted ur guys' opinions on it first before i do. the ati card does seem more powerful though. ill just have to wait till later this year. i know my rig is good, im just a greedy little boy :rolleyes:




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#6 14 years ago

There's not much point planning things 6 months in advance anyway mate. Tech moves on and prices change.