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well i just got my new CPU... and from my old 3800+ to my new opteron180 the performance increased... i used to play BF2 on Low/medium (mix) settings 16xaf and 8xaa.. and it ran it ok.. but with my new opty it runs it on high settings tho sometimes i get a bit of frame drop to 15-20...

My current card is this one:

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT 256MB DDR3 Extreme Edition
http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...ationId=186014

Fry's Electronics has this card on sale for $149.99 after $50 MIR (so its $200).. and i could go pick it up from the store.. so i wouldnt have to pay shipping and wait 3-5 days.

BFG 8800GT
http://shop2.frys.com/product/543431...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Will i see a big increase in the performance ?
I plan on recording with fraps, with my current card at 1024x768 record i get 25-30 fps ( in LFS )

also i have a 500 watt ATX PSU... i dont know what brand it is.. but will it take it ?
Edited by nickbunyun - 5/27/08 at 7:57am
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That will be a big upgrade, yes. I noticed a huge improvement from my x1950Pro, which wasn't that far behind a 7900GT.
    
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You'll see an astroatomical increase in performance.

What are the specs listed on the PSU label?
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with and 8800GT you can play at max settings 1280x1024 and do fraps at high setting maxed out too

Edit: what brand is your PSU?
    
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8800GT's need at least 28A combined on the 12V rail, check you psu has this... and yes, you will see a major increase in graphics performance.

I love my BFG 8800GT OC2 is ace, my monitor is 19inch so i play at 1280x1024 and this card plays everything at max settings realy smooth with very high FPS.

My previous card was an ATI Radeon X1950 Pro 512MB PCIE which is a good card but this 8800GT blows it away, the difference is huge... more than i expected.

They overclock great aswell, ive got mine at 750/1860/2100 for gaming. At those clocks i recon its on par with the 8800GTS 512MB G92.
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i dont know.. I'll have to check when I get home, but it takes the 7900GT.. i never had any problems..

Right now i have two cables from PSU with a little cable transformer and those two go in the Video Card..
is that what ur tlkin about the 28a combined?
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i dont know.. I'll have to check when I get home, but it takes the 7900GT.. i never had any problems..

Right now i have two cables from PSU with a little cable transformer and those two go in the Video Card..
is that what ur tlkin about the 28a combined?
No... have a look on the side of the PSU and it will tell you how many amps you have

I wish i lived in America, you lot get everything realy cheap.. ive just paid £140 (about £260) for my 8800GT and that was cheap.

EDIT the 7900GT's only need 20A on 12V rail, 8800GT need 28A, i had to buy a newPSU when i bourght mine, my machine would just shut off when i was gaming. I checked my PSU and it only had 20A on 12V rail, i bourght a new OCZ StealthXStreme 600W (4 x 12V rails each with 18A = 72A combined) and its been great ever since
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in about an hour .. an hour and half im going home for lunch, ill read it and post it..

but other than that...

Yall think the 8800gt gonna be a big increase?

think ill be able to play McRoe Dirt? right now max'd settings i get like 15 fps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nickbunyun View Post
in about an hour .. an hour and half im going home for lunch, ill read it and post it..

but other than that...

Yall think the 8800gt gonna be a big increase?

think ill be able to play McRoe Dirt? right now max'd settings i get like 15 fps.
Yep... dirt is 1 ov my favorite games... it plays unreal on an 8800GT on ultra settings with v-sync and max multisampling
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hah i replied in the wrong thread...

so what do u think of this one
this is what i have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817165024
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