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    CPU Limited

    This is just a little reminder for you guys.

    I keep on seeing threads in which people are recomending a 7800gtx or an x850xt pe etc when the cpu is an A64 3000+.

    The graphics card would be very limited by this and with the price of them, it is not worth the money.

    had to get this out, thanks
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    While your point is a very valid one, what about people that have a 3000+, but have overclocked them?
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    different ball game, because it isnt essentially a 3000 anymore
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    yerpp...especially with those beast easily oc to 2.7/2.8....talking abt fx-57 with smaller cache....
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    They will be cpu limited in SLI though, even with an FX57

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    yerp....but if you bring out that point..y bother to have sli then...I do think the current gen cpu cannot keep up with 7800GTX SLI...we have to wait for socket M2 then...
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    would a pair of 7800GTX be CPU limited at 1920x1200 with full AA & AF? I'm not sure they would be, or am I underestimating this card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNewt
    would a pair of 7800GTX be CPU limited at 1920x1200 with full AA & AF? I'm not sure they would be, or am I underestimating this card?
    Nope.

    I was talking about standard resolutions up to 1600x1200 with 4xAA 16xAF

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    The limitations vary from game to game. Certainly any SLI option (maybe crossfire when it arrives too) is sort of stupid as that really is CPU intensive. A game such as doom 3 will not be heavily limited by a 3000+ as Half Life 2.

    The higher the resolution and quality settings are the less limitation you see as the gpu comes in to it's own.

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    Look u guys, u know what i mean.

    Custompcs OCed fx55 was cpu limeted by one 7800gtx
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    SLI doesn't use significant CPU in and of itself.

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    but the threads in question where not ntalking about sli
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    I was replying to krazy_olie, not you.

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    Bad wording, CPU intensive wasn't really what I meant, lack of sleep and all. Just pointing out that SLI increases the CPU limitation.

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    in 6 months with newer games a 7800gt with a 3000+ they may not be cpu limited anymore as games tax the graphics cards more

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie
    Bad wording, CPU intensive wasn't really what I meant, lack of sleep and all. Just pointing out that SLI increases the CPU limitation.
    Ah right, you're basically saying with a faster gfx setup you're more likely to hit the cpu limit than gpu, yeah that makes sense.

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