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Old 07-08-2007, 03:12 AM   #1
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Question Worth Upgrading?

Hey guys, I am thinking about buying a new videocard for DX10.

Right now I have:

AMD 4400X2 @ 2.56ghz (939)
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Nvidia BFG 7800GTX 256MB @ 467/1337 CORE/MEM mhz
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Maxtor 250GB HD @ 7200RPM

I want to know if it is worth upgrading to an 8800GTX or mabey a new series when they come out. Will my current hardware bottleneck me at all?

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Old 07-08-2007, 03:22 AM   #2
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well I wouldn't upgrade since the 7800GTX is still a great card, so I don't see why you would want to upgrade. IMO dx10 isn't worth it.

So I'd stay with the current vid card. But the 8800GTX is a great card and will definitely improve the performance of your computer, but I just don't think it's worth the money since you already have a great vid card.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:25 AM   #3
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So stacking up to like the Intel core duos... How am I standing. I dont want to bottleneck with like my ram or anything. Isnt the socket 939 getting a bit dated?
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A Core 2 Duo would do a bunch better than your system, but currently, your system has little to no bottlenecks (other than the hard drive being a bottleneck). An 8800GTX/S will be bottlenecked by a Core 2 Duo. This can be seen through 3DMark since the higher speeds of the video cards...the less points go up, but once you increase the cpu speed, points go up like crazy.
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Honestly, unless you plan on getting vista, there is no point in you getting a DX 10 Video card. Last I heard, MS was still saying DX 10 will not be released for XP.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:22 PM   #6
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Honestly, unless you plan on getting vista, there is no point in you getting a DX 10 Video card. Last I heard, MS was still saying DX 10 will not be released for XP.
mainly cos that would be a load less vista sales .
i would stick with that card or get a higher end dx9 card unless you wanna get vista in which case upgrade to a dx10 card so you can have the benefits of vista
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Who said he doesn't have Vista...

No idea if this is real, but eventually someone is going to do it:
http://www.technospot.net/blogs/down...-alky-project/
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