Re: CPU Bottleneck issue is taken to ridiculous extremes by people?
I recall an article at anandtech or some place like that, about a year ago, where they were discussing the 8800-series cards and commented how much of their potential was lost with lower performance cpus. At that time, I was running my 8800GTS 640 on the biostar board in my sig with a venice 3500 oced to something like 2.6GHz. I got a huge boost with that card-mobo-cpu combo compared to the 6800GS AGP I had been running on another 939 mobo, but the potential of the 8800GTS 640 didn't really kick in until I set up my DS3. Then, wow, just wow.
That said, I agree that the cards should be used. If you own it, use it.
But I wouldn't get too upset about this. I'm concerned about my own systems; others can do what they want with theirs (unless they come here seeking help).
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