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DoomUK
01-02-08, 05:51 AM
The question is in the title :p . Specs in sig.

And while I'm at it, will my PSU be robust enough?


Thanks in advance.

Tr1cK
01-02-08, 06:57 AM
CPU bottlneck = yes
PSU = looks OK

Madpistol
01-02-08, 09:50 AM
PSU is plenty

Your CPU will most definitely bottleneck that GPU. However, it will be quite an improvement over that 7800 GTX. ;)

ViN86
01-02-08, 11:23 AM
i just upgraded from a 7800GTX to an 8800GT.

and yes, your CPU will bottleneck it. mine does :(

Danothemano
01-02-08, 01:59 PM
Same here. I had a 3 page thread about it a week ago. Just waiting on that E8400 or E8500.

Zapablast05
01-02-08, 08:20 PM
I'll just borrow this thread also. Would my CPU bottle neck an 8800GT/GTS (G92)?

Uberpwnage
01-02-08, 09:15 PM
I'll just borrow this thread also. Would my CPU bottle neck an 8800GT/GTS (G92)?

Well most people overclock core 2's to the point where they don't bottleneck their GPUs. I think your at a point where it would be borderline. But whats the big deal anyway? So you're losing a couple fps here and there, nothing major, still a big improvement over lower end cards. Also, the higher the resolution gets the less it matters.

Tr1cK
01-02-08, 11:00 PM
Just waiting on that E8400 or E8500.

+1

Slammin
01-03-08, 12:57 AM
Well most people overclock core 2's to the point where they don't bottleneck their GPUs. I think your at a point where it would be borderline. But whats the big deal anyway? So you're losing a couple fps here and there, nothing major, still a big improvement over lower end cards. Also, the higher the resolution gets the less it matters.


Agreed. Being CPU constrained is not near as bad as being GPU constrained. Add in better IQ and performance of these new GPU's and it's more than worth the upgrade from any 78XX or 79XX to an 8800GT.

jAkUp
01-03-08, 01:12 AM
It depends on the settings you run and games you play. If you run 1600x1200 or higher with AA/AF, than you certainly would benefit from an 8800GT.

GPU limited games like Crysis, Call of Juarez, or World in Conflict should see some increases too.

Zapablast05
01-03-08, 01:57 AM
Well most people overclock core 2's to the point where they don't bottleneck their GPUs. I think your at a point where it would be borderline. But whats the big deal anyway? So you're losing a couple fps here and there, nothing major, still a big improvement over lower end cards. Also, the higher the resolution gets the less it matters.


I don't have a Core 2, and what do you mean about being borderline? Borderline bottlenecking?

ViN86
01-03-08, 08:55 AM
I don't have a Core 2, and what do you mean about being borderline? Borderline bottlenecking?
hes saying that with your OC you should be fine. i agree.

really, the people who will feel the bottleneck the most are ppl like myself who still have last generation CPU's.

AM2 based chips and C2D based chips should be ok. i mean, yours wont perform as well as a C2D, but the difference will only be a few fps (if any), nothing dramatic.

Burnt_Ram
01-03-08, 11:02 AM
look at my cpu specs. im the poster boy for cpu bottleneck ;) but you know what, its not that bad really. in gpu intensive games its no problem, and cpu intensive games like anything source based its no biggie either. i just crank up the rez and eye candy. you'll be fine, enjoy :)

fugu_fish
01-03-08, 11:47 AM
I have the same CPU and motherboard. Go for the 8800GT. I can play COD4 and WiC at 1680X1050 4XAA 16XAF with max details. Couldn't do that with my 7950GX2.