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8800gts + 3800x2 bottleneck?


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mozzer11

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Hi
I was thinking of buying an 8800GTS card, now my processor is an Athlon 3800X2. I was wondering whether this would be a bottleneck or should it run fine? Thanks
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Yes there will be a slight bottleneck.
If I remember correctly it's 4200+ and down for AMD and the E4300 and down for intel.
Though the bottleneck should only be slight, regardless the card will run fine, just performance will be slightly hindered.
James

Edited by james_8970, 12 June 2007 - 12:00 PM.

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Thanks
Would the botttleneck be reduced at all if I got the 320mb version instead of the 640?
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There is very little difference performance-wise in current games between the 320 and 640mb versions. If that will remain true in the future is still unknown as developers begin to design games specifically for DX10. With your current configuration, it makes more sense to buy the cheaper card because you're going to be CPU limited anyways. However, if you plan on upgrading your CPU in the future then you might be better off buying the 640mb card. It's really a question of your plans and your budget.
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There is very little difference performance-wise in current games between the 320 and 640mb versions. If that will remain true in the future is still unknown as developers begin to design games specifically for DX10. With your current configuration, it makes more sense to buy the cheaper card because you're going to be CPU limited anyways. However, if you plan on upgrading your CPU in the future then you might be better off buying the 640mb card. It's really a question of your plans and your budget.

Actually the only differences the ram will make performance wise is in games. The only time you'll see the differences is if you game on resolutions greater then 1680x1050 or have very high AA.
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