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so lies the title says would i see a dramatic improvement if i upgraded my gpu? currently i have my old rig with an 8800 sli, one of which just died today.... i know my rig is old and im curious if i would see a big improvement with say a 660ti or higher.... or would my system just bottleneck it to the point where the difference would be negligible?

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Even with a Core2Quad, yes you will over a single 8800GT. Obviously you will be CPU bottlenecked in many games, but it will be a huge jump from a single 8800GT.

I have a similar rig hooked up to my TV that acts as a Steambox with a GTX 660... plays almost everything maxed out at 1080P at 40FPS+ (no AA though)
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still a huge jump from the 8800 gts sli aswell? thanks for the advice i dont wanna shell out the cash for a whole new rig but i dont wanna blow the cash for a minor improvement either.
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Any card from HD7770 / GTX650 and higher will be a massive upgrade.
1gb ram vs the 512mb of 8800gts, also DDR5 vs DDR3.

I expect an HD7750 to give you an additional 20fps, while an HD7850 will probably double your fps.
Your c2quad is at 3.2ghz so its fast enough for an HD7850. Cards above that might be bottlenecked.
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Your G92 SLI setup is roughly around the GTX 285/ GTX 460 realm. Thinking along those lines, going from a GTX 460 to a GTX 660 (non-Ti) alone, is a massive upgrade:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/859?vs=783

Anything higher is gravy.

While you won't get nearly the same level of framerates as a Sandy/Ivy/Haswell platform, it will still be quite a noticeable upgrade when all is said and done. And I am sure the reduction in heat, noise, and power consumption will be welcome benefits as well. wink.gif
     
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Thanks i just bought an evga gtx 760
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Originally Posted by Coldnapalm View Post

Thanks i just bought an evga gtx 760
Good choice, likely wont be bottlenecked TOO much. And you also have a cpu mobo upgrade path for the future. smile.gif
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