I built my pc a little under a year ago with the following specs:
7800gt 256 mb graphics card (vanilla)
1 gig of corsair dual channel ram
amd athlon 3700+ processor
450 watt antec psu
I am pretty disappointed with its performance. I get about 6900 marks on 3dmark05, but my framerates in games like cs: source get down into the 20-40 fps range often. I wanted a pc that could run such games flawlessly. I have installed new drivers, defragged, etc, etc. I believe that the graphics card is to blame because I tested it in two different high end pcs including the one I have now and yielded the same frame rates. I just hope that by having this card in my pc I have not somehow damaged the pc or burned it out so that a better graphics card won't help.
When the DX10 cards come out will my current pc be able to utilize it them fully? Will it be worth the purchase?
Maybe I should just buy a current gen graphics card and hope that it solves my framerate issues? Four months is a long time to wait.
Here is the card I plan on getting:
So i'll be going from: