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I am going to get the hd2900xt 1gb. I am so excited!


Before I buy it, I have a few questions. Will my psu able to handle the card? Also, will my cpu bottle neck the card at 1680x1050 resolution?
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CPU is fine, PSU is fine. I'm assuming it has a very strong 12V rail?
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yeah, he has a nice PSU. your 1900 can still fetch a few bucks on E-Bay.
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our specs are very similar. i managed to overclock my GPU to 850core/1100mem and got 12,315 in 3dmark06. you might not get as high as i did with the E6300 vs E6420 but your prolly looking at 12,000

im stoked with my hd2900 1gb. plus we can now use 24x anti aliasing with Cat 7.7 drivers. looks awesome
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Quote:
Originally Posted by henrys View Post
Will my psu able to handle the card? Also, will my cpu bottle neck the card at 1680x1050 resolution?
You will probably get an error that says "You should've bought an Ultra!"

OT, your fine with your PSU and it will run that resolution.
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You will probably get an error that says "You should've bought an Ultra!"

OT, your fine with your PSU and it will run that resolution.
lol...green team smart a*se
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post #7 of 15
Ya, it'll be fine, and don't worry about your CPU, the only thing it might limit is 3dmarks, but those aren't comparable to real world stuff.
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by henrys View Post
Before I buy it, I have a few questions. Will my psu able to handle the card? Also, will my cpu bottle neck the card at 1680x1050 resolution?
My HD2900XT runs fine on my 580W Hiper and it has no where near the amps on the 12v that yours does
    
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Quick question: Why get the 1GB version? I mean, you're not running an absolutely insane resoultion, so what's the point of the extra memory?
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Originally Posted by francesthemutes View Post
Quick question: Why get the 1GB version? I mean, you're not running an absolutely insane resoultion, so what's the point of the extra memory?
handling high resolution textures in games
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