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I am a uber leet noo, I mean my cell number ends in 1337.
**I'm talking about the 8800GTS
1.People claim that you need C2D for G80, that can't be true can it?
2.How fast does a X2 have to run in order to compensate for the bottleneck?
3. Would you tap that?
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I do not think that any processor can really compensate for any videocards bottleneck.. but I am not totally positive about it.
    
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1. Not true
2. Dunno
3. Naturally
    
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With a good X2 the performance loss would be not noticeable compared to a C2D. Both systems bottleneck the card.
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I don' mean completly compensate for the bottleneck, I know that cranking up the FSAA and AF can help reduce the bottleneck, does that mean going into nVidia's control panel and setting them all on high? or just cranking up everything in a game?
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1. Utter d0nk3y turd.
2. ALOT
3. Tap what?

EDIT: The Bartender Paradox; An X2 would bottleneck a 8800 alot more than a C2D.
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post #7 of 29
it depends on what settings you are playing with your card. IF your usind 16xQAA 16AF at 2560x1600 then their is not bottleneck. If you are playing at 1280x1024 No AA,AF yes you will get lower FPS than a person with a Core 2 Duo but who plays with no AA and AF if they G80
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1. No, you don't need a C2D to be able to run a G80. However, keep in mind that any current processor bottlenecks the G80, so you either need a really fast CPU (an overclocked C2D fits the bill very nicely) or run at ultra high resolutions to alleviate the bottleneck.
2. No CPU (not even C2Ds) can fully remove the bottleneck.
3. No. The price turns me off.
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Originally Posted by panzer126 View Post
I am a uber leet noo, I mean my cell number ends in 1337.
**I'm talking about the 8800GTS
1.People claim that you need C2D for G80, that can't be true can it?
2.How fast does a X2 have to run in order to compensate for the bottleneck?
3. Would you tap that?
Dude that's just hype talkin'. I remember when I had my Barton AthlonXP2500 overclocked to AthlonXP3200, they were all saying at that time that it couldn't even optimize a 9800Pro becuase you would need either an Athlon64 3000 or a P4 3.0 800FSB. When I had the chance to compare with similar set-ups with the respective processors, I found out that the framerate difference was laughable! Who would ever buy a new good video card and not put loads of graphic goodness. Ofcourse, any guy with an 8800GTS would turn on FSAA and AF and all shadows and what have you. And maybe at least 1280 or preferrably 1600 resolution. Anybody know of an 8800GTS owner who plays without these?

After all that, you will find that your overall gaming performance will be far from bad at all. Your processor will do fine. Just see through the proganda.
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You will only be bottlenecked at lower resoultions (anything under 1600x1200).
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