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Old April 26, 2009, 10:58 AM
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Looks like TimTheE went from a 8600gt to 4870 which is a huge jump (8600gt sm3 is close to the same lines as an old 800xl sm2 as far as performance).

Ps; I went from 800xl to 8800gts640MB big diff, then to 9800gtx+oc 512MB noticable diff, but with 512MB vram 4aa and 8af at 1680x1050 got some micro stutter( maybe x2 6000 was holding it back) so, then I got gtx 280 1GB noticible diff from the 9800gtx+ but nothing to write home about (x2 6000 3.3ghz is still holding it back). If u want to upgrade and see a good difference the 9800gtx+ 1GB (yup 1GB BFG makes it) or gts 250 1GB. 1GB of vram isn't about speed it's about smoothing it out, some will say u don't need 1GB vram but what I've seen with my settings and st up I did and do need more than 512MB vram. The 8800gts 640MB ran smoother than the 9800gtx+ with my settings but it lacked horse power.
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Old April 26, 2009, 11:08 AM
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110 % with you......

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Guys his cpu wont bottleneck much. Most of this bottleneck crap is BS and far too over rated. It is a much wiser choice to get a better GPU then a better cpu for him. .... .
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Old April 26, 2009, 10:27 PM
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9600 gt is still good. all you need now is get 16gig ram. guarenteed no lagg.
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