CPU & Graphics Card Question

Darren480

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Hi!

My system is a year-and-a-half old HP with an Athlon 64 3300+ processor.

I'm considering nVidia's new GeForce 6800 GS graphics card upgrade because the price is reasonable.

I noticed most benchmarking is being done on Athlon's 64 FX-57 CPU.

My Question: Would the config of my current CPU (3300+) using the GeForce 6800 GS give me decent performance playing a game like COD 2?

As you know, the COD2 game engine is a system hog. The card itself seems like a pretty good choice, but I wondered if running it with my current processor would limit performance too much.

Any thoughts from the brain trust out there? :wink:

I suppose an alternative is waiting for the GeForce 7800 series to come down in price, but that'll be a while.
 

Darren480

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Hey, thanks MP...

I'd been getting fairly sold on the card, but after reading one of the articles on this site about how platforms can affect GPU performance, I wasn't as sure.

Obviously upgrading from the 5500 graphics card I bought last year is a no brainer, but with the funny way Infinity built the COD2 engine, I was afraid it still might tax the system even if I ran it with the new 6800 GS.

Thanks for the vote of confidence.
 

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