Huge increase in performance?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by volcom, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. volcom

    volcom Maha Guru

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    Hello, I currently have a 7900gtx, I recently upgraded before the summer. I was wondering if it is worth it to go get a 8800gts or gtx and see a very large improvement from what i have now. I will also be moving onto c2d. Tell me what you guys think. Thank you.
     
  2. Darcon

    Darcon Master Guru

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    Going from what you have now to an 8800 + C2D, I can guesstimate that you will roughly double the performance.
     
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    Thanks:)
     
  4. deathvirus

    deathvirus Ancient Guru

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    U already have a good enough CPU .. at higher res. , ur CPU will hardly matter much .. the 8800GTX alone can give u double the performance .. but u'll hardly see much diff. with the CPU unles ofcourse u get the QX6800 ..
     

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  6. volcom

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    Well I run at 1680x1050, I would probably later on upgrade to a dell 24 or 30.
     
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    I went from FX-62 and Sli 7900gtx to C2D X6800 and 8800gtx Sli, and the difference has been huge! Much more framerates, but even better stability.
     
  8. Sfolivier

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    If you upgrade to a 8800GTS, you probably won't be amazed by the difference in framerate. Given the fact you're running a fairly good dual core at 2.7 Ghz, I doubt that upgrading to a C2D would also amaze you, unless you go to the extreme one (dual or quad) and overclock it. The only difference would be if you run video encoding. Games? They probably are not very bottlenecked by your CPU.

    Upgrading to 8800 SLI or even a single GTX would speed your computer more noticeably. However why would you do that now. I mean, you should be able to run everything maxed out at 1680x1050 (I know I can) and there's no rush with your config to get a DX10 card.

    You should wait for Vista to settle down and mature a little, for Crysis to go out and then you can decide how you want to upgrade. It's not as if you were suffering with a slow rig is it?

    Upgrading for the sake of upgrading or to get higher benchmark scores is silly. One should upgrade when they feel their games don't play well enough anymore. If you feel like this with your computer... You're very picky :)
     
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  9. Ankit kukreti

    Ankit kukreti Ancient Guru

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    May be you should upgrade when you think your card is holding you in some games :p. But if you want to play in more higher setting then it will definitely help you ;).
     
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    Well thank you for the posts, its just yet a lot of games do hold me back, such as i have to run the new rainbow six at 1024x768 medium-high settings to actually have it stable, not lag at all. I am debating, I am picking up an h2o kit soon, seeing how fast I can push this pc, then we'll see. Thanks guys.
     

  11. FlawleZ

    FlawleZ Ancient Guru

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    Something isn't right there. I would think you should have no problems playing at higher resolutions than that with your setup.
     
  12. Satan

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    Pretty much true :)
     
  13. hansje

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    Hi Guys,

    Can't buy a whole new system...this is what I have:
    Processor AMD Athlon OPTERON 170 dual/core - DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra D - 2048 MB (2x1024 MB) Crucial Ballistix Tracer Kit DDR500 CL3 (3-4-4-8) RAM - Asus EN7900GTX 512 MB - Audigy 2 - Seagate 200 GB, Seagate 80GB
    ViewSonic VX912 - Enermax 600 Watt - Windows XP Home Edition.

    OPTERON clocked at 2.7...stable !!...memory 3-3-3-8.

    Is a 8800 a NO NO for me, I am afraid it is :cry:

    Only want more FPS, what to do ??...see my homepage, thats why !!!!

    hansje ????
     
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  14. Sfolivier

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    Why would it be a nono? Get it if you wish, I personally wouldn't. I'm going to wait for the end of 2007 and get a DX10 card that's cheaper and faster (well, so I hope).

    With configs like ours, there's really no need to upgrade right now.

    I don't think I get less that 30 FPS at 1680x1050 with any game (granted I don't play Oblivion). BF2142 with 4xAA never goes below 45FPS maxed at this resolution. Crysis will be my only reason to upgrade, but I'm even not done with things like FEAR or Company of Heroes. No Rush :)
     

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