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Ok so my brother's work (COMPusa) just got the 8800's in. And we wanna the GTS. But i was wondering if i got a strong single core AMDCPU, OC'ed to 2.6-3.0 (something like a A64 3700+) then would it still be a horrible bottleneck? I will be upgrading to Dual Core afterwards, but i just neeed DX 10.
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Yup
    
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definatly yes.
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You don't need a Core 2 Duo. As you raise the resolution, the CPU bottleneck will slowly diminish.

If you're friend has $500 for an upgrade, and everything else is pretty solid I'd say go for it.

Building from the ground up around a 8800GTS could cost upwards of $1,500. Would that deliver 3x more performance from just adding on a 8800GTS to that single core sandy? No.

EDIT: I didn't notice you had a skt 754, you might be better off saving up. No point in going from 754 to 939/AM2. Conroe is the only real sensible option.
    
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^^^Going by his sig he has a 1280x960 CRT
    
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^^^Going by his sig he has a 1280x960 CRT
but he can still jack up all options at 1280 and it'll run just fine
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just because the 8800GTS isn't reaching its full potential doesn't mean it's not going to still kick ass... it'll be faster than a 7900GTX.
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duh?
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duh?
have you seen my baseball?
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It will be fast, but not as fast as it could be. You need quadcore to fully unlock its potential.
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