Originally posted by 003
Wow guys, it's not that hard to OC most 3200s or 3700s as fast or faster than the fx 57 ... geez, dont go telling people they need to spend another $1000 to get the full preformance out of a video card...
lol - yeah ok dude. I didn't tell anyone to spend anything.
oh it's so easy to overclock a 3200+ to faster then a FX-57. right dude.
You're going to tell me that you can get the full performance out of a 3200+ overclocked with a 7800GTX 512MB? I don't freakin' think so dude. WHY do you think that all benchmarks you see by reputible websites always use the highest end CPU aka FX-57 or FX-55 or Intel P4 3.73ee in allof their testbed setups? HUH? Answer me that?
Do you ever see a 3Dmark05 benchmark for testing new VIDEOCARDS with an overclocked 3200+? No you don't.
Originally posted by P.P. Mguire
You dont need an FX-57 to get good performance out of that thing. Yo ucan easily run it on say a 3200+. You only need an FX-57 if you want 5748905748390572075902FPS and to get that you would also need SLI.
I'm not saying you need an FX-57 with the 7800GTX 512MB, i'm saying if you want the highest performance of that card you better have the highest end CPU. Not an overclocked 3200+.
Why would you buy a freakin' $750 videocard when you have a $160 Processor? That just doesn't make any freakin' sense.
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