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The thing that will bottleneck the card is the bandwidth on the Hypertransport Bus. not so much the CPU. Since your using a 754, the bandwidth is 800MHz on that (Am I correct?). The card will still run VERY well, better than all its predecessors. If you want good gaming performance without overhauling your rig just now, go for it then use it in your next rig. The 8800 will be good for at least the next year, if not 2 for playing the latest releases.

Once you have the money to upgrade your entire system, Id sugest either a core 2 or an AM2, or if you wait long enough, an AM3, or Core2 with DDR3 board to maximise bandwidth available to the 8800.
    
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I would be using it on a 939 board not my 754 board like i said. and when will DDR3 RAM/Boards be out and about?
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It will be fast, but not as fast as it could be. You need quadcore to fully unlock its potential.
You are falling into Intel's trapt! More cores does not equal better. Until more games are made to make use of multiple cores, simply adding more won't help.

As for the 3700+ being a bottleneck, it will be of course. A X1900XT would be bottlenecked by it.
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The thing that will bottleneck the card is the bandwidth on the Hypertransport Bus. not so much the CPU. Since your using a 754, the bandwidth is 800MHz on that (Am I correct?). The card will still run VERY well, better than all its predecessors. If you want good gaming performance without overhauling your rig just now, go for it then use it in your next rig. The 8800 will be good for at least the next year, if not 2 for playing the latest releases.

Once you have the money to upgrade your entire system, Id sugest either a core 2 or an AM2, or if you wait long enough, an AM3, or Core2 with DDR3 board to maximise bandwidth available to the 8800.

I don't think HT has anything to go with it. Or maybe it does, but to a minimum extent. Hell, test have show that you can have it as low as 200MHz and not suffer performance loss.
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AMD vs. Intel situation:

On the red team you have me, 6 foot tall, 140 lbs.

On the blue team, we have Mr.T...god knows how big.

Now, if you gave me protien powder, I still wouldn't beat Mr.T because he is inherantly superior.

I pity the fool that don't go for Mr.T.

Get it? Or did I confuse you?
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You don't need a Core 2 Duo...
Dont' need DX10 either (not for months to come)
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AMD vs. Intel situation:

On the red team you have me, 6 foot tall, 140 lbs.

On the blue team, we have Mr.T...god knows how big.

Now, if you gave me protien powder, I still wouldn't beat Mr.T because he is inherantly superior.

I pity the fool that don't go for Mr.T.

Get it? Or did I confuse you?

Don't dare turn this thread into another AMD vs. Intel flame fest. This thread is about whether a single core CPU would bottleneck a 8800GTS. Simple answer; yes. At 1024x768 and lower resolutions the "bottleneck" would be so horrible you will decide to stop using computers. At higher resolutions this bottleneck will start to diminish but performance will still lag a bit.
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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.
how much are they at his cost?
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I am going to go against the grain and say no, a 3.0ghz sandy or opty wont bottleneck that much more than a dual core cpu. as most games are not multithreaded, they are is still only running on one core. This means all communication between CPU and GPU about that game are running through one core. Its true that you background things like windows would run on the other core in a dual core setup, thus making it faster, but bottlenecking wont be like OMGBBQ 2X greater with a single core. As it stands, any cpu will be a bottleneck with the 8800. Until games are multithreaded, bottlenecking will be somewhat the same with a dual or single core CPU.
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