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What's the standard OC for a 3000+? 2.6-2.7? Would that bottleneck a 7900 GTX or not?
    
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Yes a 3000+ at 2.6-2.7ghz will still have a extensive bottle neck on the 7800 or 7900 series cards without a doubt and there is no cpu on the market currently fast enought to not have a bottle neck on the 7800 or 7900 cards.
    
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Any CPU available will bottleneck a 7900gtx...overclocked or not.
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I think the only processor to alleviate the bottleneck somewhat is the upcoming Intel Conroe. Though we really dont know how much the GPU is bottlenecked, we know that the FX60 bottlenecks the x1900XTX in Crossfire quite a bit when compared to the Conroe
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so in short, yes.
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Why buy a 7900 GTX then, unless you buy a new processor everytime a new one comes out, you're always going to have bottleneck would you not?
    
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beause you will still get crazy performance over your 9600SE, you will be over 60FPS for everything, if not 100.

The benches they showed with hte Conroe and FX60 hadthe FPS up in the 200'ds. They mainly show it for benchmark purposes of how much a bottleneck is on the newer processors compared to the next generation ones.

I would still advise to get it because it's a killer card and if you want it you wont have to upgrade for some time, even if you decide to get Vista
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Because in four years you can just get a new processor.
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Also you must keep in mind that at lower resolutions the card will be severely bottlenecked but when you get up into higher resolutions in games like FEAR with AA and AS applied even the 7900GTX can fall into low frames per second despite what processor you have as the GPU is doing most of the work. So the fact that a better processor would give you better framerate doesn't change the fact that a worse video card would give you worse framerate. If you can afford a 7900GTX I would say go for it. Even with that processor you will be able to enjoy almost any game (Basically not FEAR and COD 2) at the very max setting depending on what resolution you play at. Hell if you game at 1280x1024 you would even be able to max out FEAR and COD 2.
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beause you will still get crazy performance over your 9600SE, you will be over 60FPS for everything, if not 100.

The benches they showed with hte Conroe and FX60 hadthe FPS up in the 200'ds. They mainly show it for benchmark purposes of how much a bottleneck is on the newer processors compared to the next generation ones.

I would still advise to get it because it's a killer card and if you want it you wont have to upgrade for some time, even if you decide to get Vista
Anything is better than my 9600SE.

That's the main reason I want to get it, just less upgrades in the future.
    
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