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Old 15-04-07, 10:39 AM
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7900 -> 8800GTS? Help Please :)

I'm thinking of selling my 2x7900GTs in the future & buying an 8800GTS 640 when the price drops. is it worth it because my CPU could be a bottleneck... i hear these new dx10 cards demand a fast cpu and unlike a year ago when i bought it, it may not still cut the cheese

and would i need to upgrade my PSU? (mobo is fine im sure)

advice appreciated vry alot!

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Old 15-04-07, 10:45 AM
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If its any help I replaced my 7900gt with a 8800gts and there was a fairly big improvement. System specs

Intel 905 oc'ed @ 3.5 ghz

2x512mb dual channel

asus p5wd2-e

The only thing I would say is that of the three games I've played since upgrading two have been messed up. BF2142 has serious problems, something to do with the lighting, and stalker was a bit tricky to smooth out, till the patch anyway. Never had any bother with the 7900.

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Old 15-04-07, 10:55 AM
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Personally I wouldn`t see the cpu as a major problem.

I`d also be extremely upset if my psu could handle 2x7900 and not 1x8800.
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Old 15-04-07, 12:06 PM
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530W should suffice but be prepared to upgrade if any instability arises. An FX60 will not cause a bottleneck with an 8800 so don't worry there.

Bare in mind however that as mentioned there has been teething problems with the DX10 cards so think carefully.
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Old 15-04-07, 12:29 PM
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thx for the advice everyone, i may think twice about going for an 8800, maybe nvidia's next release will offer something more stable?
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Old 15-04-07, 12:36 PM
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Personally there's a lot more hassle with SLI than there is with an 8800. Not had any problems apart from STALKER which is the buggiest game in the world anyway
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Old 15-04-07, 01:06 PM
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I wouldn`t consider the 8800 as a particularly unstable card.

It`s increase in sales may co-incide with the release of the likes of Vista, and combining drivers issues and so forth may flood the `net with traffic that might indicate that the source of the problem is the card. I would extremely doubt it.

As Kemp says, and he`s got a wealth of gaming stuffs, to be outlining 1 game as an issue that sticks in his mind is a great commendation.

Drivers are getting better all the time too
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