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6600gt --> ???

By Moimit
Sep 14, 2006
  1. Well i've got this system at the moment

    E6300@2.33
    2x1g Corsair 667
    GA-965P-S3
    2x400g+2x200g
    H10A DVD-DL
    Xpertvision 6600GT@575/1100(VF700-CU)

    I'm seriously thinking if going to something a little larger that what i've got, recently i upgraded to a 19"lcd which plays at 1440x900. At the moment my fps have been somewhat lacking and i would like to upgrade it so i can play at 60fps in my favourite game HL2:CSS. Would it be worth spending the extra +$75 to upgrade from the soon to be 7900GT to the 7950GT? I've got around $600 to spend but $60 of that has already been dedicated to the AS5 and a VF900-CU because noise isn't nice. I've spoken to antec directly and my power supply will happily handle either one so i don't need to do anything with that. Should i wait for DX10? or just upgrade to something new when i upgrade to longhorn(not until steam goes vista only)
     
  2. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    the 6600gt

    the video card is a bottleneck to your cpu
     
  3. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    So do you think i would get even more out of my cpu upgrading to the 79X0 card? i've clocked the cpu close to 2.8ghz and it ran a little faster but not by much. heavily overclocked i can exceed 135fps in the stress test but i get no real world performance gain.
     
  4. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Yeh, get a 7950GT or a X1900XT
     
  5. thething

    thething TS Rookie

    Youll see a huge improvement by moving up to that card. The core2 duo processors are very good. Getting that card you will see major improvement in your games. Even the newest games would be able to play at high or highest settings.
     
  6. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    how overclockable is the X1900XT?
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    It depends on its cooling. X1900 series run very hot. If you want to overclock, you'll need better cooling :hotbounce
     
  8. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    by looking about the X1900XT should be able to fit the VF900-CU to it i hope.

    HIS: ICEQ3 512mb X1900XT $525
    Inno3d 7950GT 512mb $435

    Add about $50-$60 for the AS5 and VF900-CU.

    Is there anything i'm missing. i know the X1900's are power hungry :( but i just spent heaps getting a nicer power supply.
     
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