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hey guys been a while
ima be upgrading my gfx card in the next few months and just so i know were im heading i was wondering...

with my current comp:
e6300 (oc'd to 2.6)
2gb's of corshair ddr2 800mhz 4-4-4-12
abit ab9 pro mobo

would i be better off getting a 8800gtx/gts or a 8600gt/gts?

8800gtx/gts:

pros:
powwwaaaaa!!!!

cons:
price
bottleneck ?

8600gt/gts:

pros:
price
no bottleneck (i think)

cons:
from looking at its its look to be the weedy lil bro of the 8800
slower clock less ram....

what do you guys them im not shelling out 350 quid on a card that my current spec cant use the cards full power

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Ill can say is if your going to only play Dx9 games then i would keep your card for the moment,But if you want to have dx10 before all the dx10 games come out then i suggest a 8800GTS 640Mb or the 8800GTX would be just fine.
 
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post #3 of 7
I think you should get the 8800gtx if you have the money.
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
Ill can say is if your going to only play Dx9 games then i would keep your card for the moment,But if you want to have dx10 before all the dx10 games come out then i suggest a 8800GTS 640Mb or the 8800GTX would be just fine.
I agree

Your card is fine currently but if you just want that higher resolution size get the gts
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What are you having trouble playing?

Don't upgrade until your video card until you NEED to.

Jeesh. It's a 7900GTO for crying out loud.
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it will probobly bottleneck, mine does as I'm waiting on new cpu/psu, but if you can find a good deal on an 8800gtx I would do that to futureproof a bit.
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Refer to this:
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...k+stop+learned

There won't be a noticeable bottleneck at 2.6ghz with regards to visuals. In benchmarking, your cpu speed will have an effect, but when it comes to FPS, your monitor won't put out more than 60-75 FPS... and so it doesn't matter what your CPU and GPU combination can put out as long as it's more than that.
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