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Old 11-25-2005, 05:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default x800 video card too good for my AMD Athlon (tm) mp 1800+ cpu?

my friend told me that my AMD Athlon (tm) mp 1800+ cpu is too slow to carry out the full protenial of the x800 video card, is this true?

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Old 11-25-2005, 05:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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nope. as long as the motherboard has AGP 8X, and the X800 is an AGP 8X card.

but I would actually recommend a 6800 instead. it's got a lot better drivers, a lot better OpenGL support, and smartshader 3

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Old 11-25-2005, 09:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It will slow it down slightly. A better processor will get some extra power out of it.

But it isn't worth it since the difference is so small.

The 7800GTX 512 is SLI currently held back since there is no processor fast enouph. You have to overclock.
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