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When DX10 comes out (Crysis is D3D10) CPU bottlenecks will be a thing of the past. I'd be willing to bet a dual-core A64 will benchmark similarly to a Core2 in DX10 bench's/games. Since so much load is taken off the CPU, there will be virtually no bottleneck.
Ummm, nah. Benchmarks are still dependent on CPU power + the "offload" you are referring to will only take place in dx10 games w/ a dx10 gpu, running Vista.........Good Luck.
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A 8800GTX at 1280x1048 is a no-no. A 7900GT will nearly max out at that resolution. A single 8800GTX and a 24", 1920x1200 monitor is your best choice.

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Take it from someone who has two 8800 GTX's SLI and is running them on a 1280x1024 monitor, the single 8800 GTX is more then enough for anything you can throw at it. I honestly doubt it would even flinch at 1600x1200, unless you were running 16q aa 16 af, HDR, etc, etc. I have a 24 inch coming in the next few days in an attempt to stress these cards a little, but as of now, they just laugh at me...
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A 8800GTX at 1280x1048 is a no-no. A 7900GT will nearly max out at that resolution. A single 8800GTX and a 24", 1920x1200 monitor is your best choice.

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I agree. That seems the best choice as far as actually using the power available, keeping costs (relatively) low, and having a fantastic all-around setup.
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A 8800GTX at 1280x1048 is a no-no. A 7900GT will nearly max out at that resolution. A single 8800GTX and a 24", 1960x1050 monitor is your best choice.
Im sorry, but are you u kidding me? I play all games on my 21" @ 1680x1050. My 7900gt runs FEAR at full Q, 1600x1200 w/ an average of almost 100fps.

*Course mine is vmod'd, but still-> check Nvidia's website, recommended size for a 7900gt is a 25" @ 20??x1???
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Honestly, with your current rig, I don't suggest you get the 8800s at all. Your CPU will be a super bottleneck for the GPU. Additionally, at that low resolution a single card will be equal if not outperform them in SLI. An article here will give you some further insight..

http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...ors-world.html
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Im sorry, but are you u kidding me? I play all games on my 21" @ 1680x1050. My 7900gt runs FEAR at full Q, 1600x1200 w/ an average of almost 100fps.

*Course mine is vmod'd, but still-> check Nvidia's website, recommended size for a 7900gt is a 25" @ 20??x1???
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Im sorry, but are you u kidding me? I play all games on my 21" @ 1680x1050. My 7900gt runs FEAR at full Q, 1600x1200 w/ an average of almost 100fps.

*Course mine is vmod'd, but still-> check Nvidia's website, recommended size for a 7900gt is a 25" @ 20??x1???
^ Hehe you do realise your CPU may be helping that achievement though lol
 
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So how much help does an extra 8800 GTX provide for 1600x1200 resolution?
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^ I think you are blowing bubbles out your ass with that comment, a 7900GT at that resolution and details would not give an average 100FPS. Not a chance in hell.
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