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I'd upgrade my rig because it rains outside...

of ... well.. because I had steak for dinner.

Who cares why anyone upgrades our rig. Many of us do it because it's our hobby
    
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The 8 series card are supposed to be able to run HDR and AA at the same time with almost no performance loss to boot. I will hopefully be upgrading to one when the come out as long as EVGA doesn't screw me on their step-up program. Even with just Bloom Oblivion still looks pretty damn impressive with all other settings maxed.

do u guys think my CPU can handle the G80 or R600 with OC?
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Sure.... it can handle a top-end SLI or Crossfire easily, with possibly a minor CPU bottleneck in benchmarks (but NOT in games... trust me).

Since a single 8800 performs nearly on par with current high-end SLI/Crossfire, you should be just fine.
    
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I make my PC just for gaming, Hope it can handle it. thx for the reply Chozart.
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post #25 of 30
I can tell you now that HDR can increase a Bottleneck or strain on a video card. having such things disabled can free up resources.

Nice Info here .

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I'd upgrade my rig because it rains outside...

of ... well.. because I had steak for dinner.

Who cares why anyone upgrades our rig. Many of us do it because it's our hobby
Or maybe just you lol j/k
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post #27 of 30
The actual most demanding game that anyone can play right now is the Call of Jaurez demo. It uses the same engine as Oblivion but is much more demanding with the same settings I use in Oblivion to get 30fps outside I get 12-18 in Call of Jaurez so if you really want to stress your system try the demo. I would like to know what kind of fps a system like Chozarts gets in that game. Back on topic did you decide on what card you are going to get Werds?
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post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by Malaziel View Post
Back on topic did you decide on what card you are going to get Werds?
yep, i picked up an eVGA 7900GS KO since it was closest to maxing out my current setup, cheaper then purchasing an SLI combo for me and i like lifetime warranties

Nonetheless the info in here is/was great! It definetly kept me from going overboard and purchasing a card that woulda been bottlenecked way too much... plus im sure by the time i get around to upgrading my CPU ill be ready to dig into some G80 or R600 goodness
    
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post #29 of 30
I upgraded my rig for Oblivion - it helped set parameters and goals which
I think you need when deciding the best cost/performance ratio benefit to
buy.

I plan however on playing other games besides Oblivion.
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My friend bought an entire pc just to play oblivion lol
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