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    The Upgrade Dilemma

    Can you please run some benchmarks at 2.4Ghz. Unless I misunderstand the point of the article, it was for people who want to upgrade their old 8800/9800 card but not invest in an entirely new CPU/MB RAM combo.

    It would be really helpful to see some benchmarks on an older system from the 9800GT era or at least downclocked to something similar. The current trend of only benchmarking on current top of the line systems ignores the 90% of readers who don't or can't afford to get the latest and greatest.

    Thank you,

    Ian

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    Re: The Upgrade Dilemma

    ????

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    Re: The Upgrade Dilemma

    Google search "9800GT review" mate.

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    Re: The Upgrade Dilemma

    I'm wondering if it was in response to this?



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    Re: The Upgrade Dilemma

    Think that about covers it !!


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    Re: The Upgrade Dilemma

    I'm wondering if it was in response to this?
    What...are you psychic?

    You know if you think about it. It we had no idea what each poster was referring to, we could create a game where you had to be the first to guess what they meant. Now THAT would make things a bit spicier around here!

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    Re: The Upgrade Dilemma

    I am referring to the article on pcper about upgrading an old graphics card.

    The only problem with the article is that we don't know how performance boost comes from the graphics card and how much comes from the 50% boost in CPU performance since the release of the 8800/9800 series of cards from Nvidia. Especially given the CPU hogging ability of Civ V.

    To really get at the problem of whether upgrading a 8800/9800 to a 560 Ti or equivalent, we need a reference to the CPU clock speeds at the time. At the release of the 8800GT, the Q6600 ran at 2.4GHz and most of the Core 2 line were dual core chips.

    So please add some benchmarks for the cards in the article for CPU speeds at 2.4GHz which will better represent the actual performance benefit of upgrading the GPU without upgrading the CPU.

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    Re: The Upgrade Dilemma

    People still upgrade?



    I have been playing the Rift Beta exclusivly for now and my ancient set up runs it great. Only thing I really miss is the eye candy in high end, detailed FPS's.

    The wife has the same set up as mine, except she runs her old Q6600.

    I keep an eye on Kijiji and Ebay for used 260's to SLI but they seem to be holding their value up here. I'm chomping at the bit to get a 570 as well and be away with this SLI heat, but I can not justify it when my SLI plays mmorpg at full settings.
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    Re: The Upgrade Dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by mpulliam View Post
    People still upgrade?


    Yes and no. Definite maybe.

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