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Old 06-06-2008, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well, got my new gts 512, slapped it in, and scored 12,468 3dmarks.
can you say, "bottleneck"? lol, its still a thousand points higher than my SLI 8800gt score.
now i am at an impasse. should i keep the card, in anticipation of games to come that will (hopefully) have SLI support? send it back? maybe get a quad?
then, if i had a quad, i would want the card back, LOL!
i dont think wifey is going to let me spend 500 more bucks for a new mobo and chip so i can get the "full potential" ("c'mon, honey...we NEED this!") of both of those cards. but i can tell you this, i dont think my 5000 really can handle all that ONE of them puts out, let alone TWO. with one card, framerates often dip a little (stutter) when i have vsync on and i am in heavy cover or there is loads of explosions/smoke. it doesn't ever leave 60 (my screen's refresh rate) when i have SLI on.
whaddya guys think?
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So what are you trying to say N-Dogg? You're getting a Quad? (Crosses Fingers, don't let it be Intel, don't let it be Intel..)
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Tough decision. Thats alot of hassle for an extra card. You'd probably get $150 for both mb and cpu to use for the upgrade.
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Also he can't get a Phenom on that board because of the lack of support from the BIOS, that means he's forced to spend a good amount of cash
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Go behind her back. Everyone does it.
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Maybe try to push that 5000+ BE more, she's capable of it..
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750i FTW and q6600 You know you wanna.
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How about wait til the Q3 price drops and grab a 750i along with an E7200?

A C2D @ 3.8-4ghz will be plenty to keep it from being bottlenecked.

Also with your current setup have you tested games? Because 3dmark06 is quite misleading at times.
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well, got my new gts 512, slapped it in, and scored 12,468 3dmarks.
can you say, "bottleneck"? lol, its still a thousand points higher than my SLI 8800gt score.
now i am at an impasse. should i keep the card, in anticipation of games to come that will (hopefully) have SLI support? send it back? maybe get a quad?
then, if i had a quad, i would want the card back, LOL!
i dont think wifey is going to let me spend 500 more bucks for a new mobo and chip so i can get the "full potential" ("c'mon, honey...we NEED this!") of both of those cards. but i can tell you this, i dont think my 5000 really can handle all that ONE of them puts out, let alone TWO. with one card, framerates often dip a little (stutter) when i have vsync on and i am in heavy cover or there is loads of explosions/smoke. it doesn't ever leave 60 (my screen's refresh rate) when i have SLI on.
whaddya guys think?
Now, normally bundles are bad. But i recently saw a 680i LT and a q6600 bundled together at tigerdirect for $299

If you can afford $300, and sell off your old boardn' chip for a few buck-a-roos you could take that root.
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LOL you can't go Intel after building that AMD case.
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