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Old 05-25-2008, 01:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Theres no doubt that it will bottleneck....

but the GPU matters more in terms of you playing a game than a CPU will

A High End CPU vs a Low End CPU won't determine if you can play a game smoothly, but a high end vs Low end GPU will, I think Tom's had a really well written article about this

EDIT: GPU vs. CPU Upgrade: Extensive Tests : Test Subjects: Four Generations of Nvidia Chips - Tom's Hardware
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yeah true but u wont get the 100% perfomance of the card u payed for
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Well he could try to overclock his CPU somewhat, it can probably go to 3.0ghz
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yeah true but u wont get the 100% perfomance of the card u payed for
he could get a substantial increase, depending on the resolution. now, i paid 350 for my gts, so if i bought one for 170, thats 50% of what i originally paid for the first one, and it would result in close to a 50% increasse with my resolution. which would help me sleep better at night, lol. (but my 5000 will bottleneck two of them).
and yes, his cpu will work fine with a single gtx, but it will bottleneck SLI gts'.
quite a bit actually, even oc'd to 3.2ish. you will still see framerate increases, but not as much as you'd like...or if you had say an e8500 running at 4ghz.
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Why don't you step up to a 9800gtx? You could get it free
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i stepped up to the gts. my step up was going to expire 3 days after i got it.
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so do you think it'd be better for me to just get a 9800gtx than another 8800gts to pair with my cpu?
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yes cz ur cpu will bottle neck i think
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your gonna have to get another cpu eventually. if you can afford it, i'd get the 2nd gts. also will save you the hassle of selling your current one.
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Eventually you could get a Phenom or something to upgrade to
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