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Will i seen any noticeable improvement?

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by MerseyMal, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. MerseyMal

    MerseyMal Guest

    PC has an Intel Q6600 G0 cpu overclocked to 3.2GHz, an Abit IP35 Pro
    motherboard, 4GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 RAM an NVIDIA 8800 GTX and
    is running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

    The maximum resolution I'll be playing it is the 1680x1050 resolution of
    the monitor that came with my NVIDIA 3D Vision kit.

    If I choose to spend the extra to get a GTX 480 instead of a 470, would
    I actually notice any difference?

    In fact would I get as much improvement from an older graphics card, due
    to any bottlenecks there may be with my current setup?


    MerseyMal, Jun 5, 2010
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    Augustus Guest

    In a word, no. I'd spend my $400 upgrade money on a Q9400 ($200) which your
    m/b supports and an EVGA Core 216 SSC GTX 260 ($200). Or just the GTX 260
    for $200. GTX 470 on that setup and resolution is a waste of GPU power.
    It's game performance on that system at that resolution will be within 5-10%
    of a GTX 470.
    Augustus, Jun 6, 2010
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