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Back in the day I used to run my trusty x1900xtx at full settings with minimal lag (playing counter strike source). I started upgrading everything then decided, hey why not the gpu too? After a returned 9600gt I now have a 8800gt which Im still not entirely happy with. Was going Nvidia a bad choice? I only went Nvidia in the first place because of the poor hd2900 performance I heard everywhere about.
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I no longer have access to the x1900xtx *sigh*, so now I just have the dilemma of either staying where i am, going higher with Nvidia or going Ati. Not sure at all where I should go now. Im laughably hesitant to go higher with Nvidia since the hd3870 came out not more than a week after I went with the 9600gt. What should my next move be, or should I be happy with what I have?
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If your considering to get a good card the best choice would be the 8800GTS 512 G92. You can always wait until the new Nvidia or ATI cards come out and see which one will fit you the best its all up to you.
 
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post #3 of 10
I would return it and pick up the new Radeon 4850 which will be out really soon.
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So why aren't you exactly happy with the card? What issues are you getting with it?
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If you're playing Source games, your 8800GT should rape and pillage them with ease.

As mentioned above, what issues are you having?
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Overall Im just disappointed that I havent been able to match or even beat out the performance of my old x1900xtx. And to clarify again, I had source running at full settings at 1024. I can do it lagless without full settings, but should I have to settle for that? Newer technology, better performance? Regardless of anything else though, I think Im just gonna sell this card and wait for Ati's new line. Anyone interested in a new 8800gt? lol
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New question now...Is it at all possible that my cheap old MSI motherboard (micro board) that I cant even overclock with is holding me back? I dont want to blame all my problems on video cards when it could easily be something else. Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by heavysm View Post
New question now...Is it at all possible that my cheap old MSI motherboard (micro board) that I cant even overclock with is holding me back? I dont want to blame all my problems on video cards when it could easily be something else. Just a thought.
Yes it could be actually!Like for me example,my mobo wont let me OC my CPU since its HP. My backup rig also has a MSI mobo and I can't OC it so that might be the problem.
 
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I havent been able to match or even beat out the performance of my old x1900xtx. And to clarify again, I had source running at full settings at 1024.
At lower resolutions, such as 1024x768, both cards will perform the same as the framerates are then limited by the CPU.

Both cards can render Source at 1024x768 so easily that the CPU is then the next limit to your framerate.

Either update your CPU or overclock it some more.
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wow yeah, something must be holding it back. I run CS:S at 1280x1024, and everything maxed out in the settings, and I average about 60-70 FPS, with 25-30 being the lowest I've gotten and 100-125 being the highest I've gotten and this is all being run on a Pre-OCed 8600 GT (better than my old ATI X800XL). My computer is about 2 years old now, and it still runs stuff pretty fast. I have to say, I think my computer runs Vista extremely well for only having a 2.2 single core CPU and only 2GB of RAM. If you like ATI, i've seen people talk about the 4850 coming out? and right now the best video card is the 9800 GTX X2 (not correct, i'm not sure the exact name), but it scored above a 29,000 on the 3dmark06.
 
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