You could also pick up another stick of DDR2 pretty cheaply, and they make socket 771 to 775 adapters so you could cheaply upgrade to a quad core Xeon if your motherboard supports it, you would be in a pretty nice position after those upgrades.This would be perfect for some people that has underpowered GPU and constrained on a 250watt PSU. It might even eliminate their will to update their whole PC altogether under the same cost, since this thing would boost their CPU's gaming performance like never before under such low wattage.
I know I will, I would insist on using my old LGA775 E5400 with measly 1x2GB DDR2 and HD3650, to pop this under the hood rather than updates my entire PC under the same cost as this GPU that would perform worse.
And with passive cooling? It would even eliminate my needs for a new PSU should I take the same GPU cost from AMD.
I'd take one, despite knowing that it would still run quite hot with such cooling measure. I'd just open my case and put a fan on the side of it :v
educalifa :Now if we could just get NVidia to release a version that supports SLi... *sighs*
WHY oh why would you want to SLI 2 of these? I just don't get the merits... Synthetically sure, but in practice. Not so much... A similarly priced higher tier card just makes so much more sense.
Not to mention this performance segment is dominated by low cost AMDs...
Thank you! Finally someone who understand!You could also pick up another stick of DDR2 pretty cheaply, and they make socket 771 to 775 adapters so you could cheaply upgrade to a quad core Xeon if your motherboard supports it, you would be in a pretty nice position after those upgrades.