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dont get 7950 gt my dad has them in sli and only get 5600 in 3dmark06
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dont get 7950 gt my dad has them in sli and only get 5600 in 3dmark06
Yeah only 5600 Jk, but your dad's computer probably has a cpu bottleneck.
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That 7900GT should compliment your system very well. Any better of a card, and the CPU will start to bottleneck it noticeably. Keep your 7900GT.
    
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That 7900GT should compliment your system very well. Any better of a card, and the CPU will start to bottleneck it noticeably. Keep your 7900GT.
A 7900GT might pull 8k 3marks, but a X1900XT or higher would pull 11k or slightly more.
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what speed do I need to get to in order for a X1950XT or even a x1900xt to not bottleneck? also is my PSU good enough? a friend of mine runs a 7900gt, 1 GB kingmax kit, and a thermaltake 550 W PSU , pentium 4 3.2 GHZ oc'd to 3.5 and he gets better FPS then me, around 8-10 better. If the 3700 won't OC that high I can pick up a sk939 4000 @ 2.4 GHZ, that OCZ ram and OC the crap out of it.

I get 4K on 3dmark06
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post #26 of 35
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what speed do I need to get to in order for a X1950XT or even a x1900xt to not bottleneck? also is my PSU good enough? a friend of mine runs a 7900gt, 1 GB kingmax kit, and a thermaltake 550 W PSU , pentium 4 3.2 GHZ oc'd to 3.5 and he gets better FPS then me, around 8-10 better. If the 3700 won't OC that high I can pick up a sk939 4000 @ 2.4 GHZ, that OCZ ram and OC the crap out of it.
On your 3700+? Probably around 3.5ghz.
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A 7900GT might pull 8k 3marks, but a X1900XT or higher would pull 11k or slightly more.
Unless he can sell his 7900GT for a good price, and not toss away an additional $300+ for about a 15-20% performance gain, I don't see the point. I mean, my 6800GS and non-overclocked 3500+ plays all games on high settings smoothly, with the exception of Oblivion.

I guess I don't see the point of upgrading FROM a 7900GT at this point. Maybe if he was upgrading from a 6*** series card it would be more reasonable.
    
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so..my CPU is already at 3.5..that wouldn't create a bottleneck for the x1900xt?
sry, it's 1 am here and I'm tired.



on bf2142, I can't even play on a full 64 man server as FPS drops to around 12 and thats just hell. I plan to keep the 7900 GT as a backup card, I still have my BFG 7800 GS OC sitting here.
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so..my CPU is already at 3.5..that wouldn't create a bottleneck for the x1900xt?
sry, it's 1 am here and I'm tired.



on bf2142, I can't even play on a full 64 man server as FPS drops to then 12 and thats just hell. I plan to keep the 7900 GT as a backup card, I still have my BFG 7800 GS OC sitting here.
Your cpu is at 2.53ghz, not 3500mhz. Single player games with Bots kills the cpu. With 30 bots in a CS:S server (local, my computer) my fps drops to 20.
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so..my CPU is already at 3.5..that wouldn't create a bottleneck for the x1900xt?
sry, it's 1 am here and I'm tired.

on bf2142, I can't even play on a full 64 man server as FPS drops to around 12 and thats just hell. I plan to keep the 7900 GT as a backup card, I still have my BFG 7800 GS OC sitting here.
Your CPU is at 2.5ghz. 3.5ghz is literally impossible without phase change cooling. 3.0 is about the max out of 3700+ sandy on high end air cooling, and decent water cooling.

It sounds like your 7900GT is having driver issues. Did you erase previous drivers, and run a driver cleaner? That 7900GT should shred through all of todays games...except Oblivion, which in my opinion, is the worst optimized game to date.
    
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