Good for gaming?

#1
Just bought one of these, it arrives on thursday anybody got one or similar? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149116/show_product_overview

If you do can you give me an idea of the sort of benchmarks this thing gets, my current game collection is:

- CoD4
- CoD5 (havnt tried yet)
- FSX
- Crysis (wont run smooth on current card - 8400 GS)
- Flatout:UC
- BF2

loads more but the above are the main ones i play and the main reason i ordered the upgraded chipset, any comments please, thanks.
 
#2
Shouldnt you really have checked BEFORE you bought it? What if it doesnt run all of those?
 
#3
Yes i did check, i forgot to mention my PC specs, most of the videos on youtube are running it with a quad core which i just cant afford right now:

- Gigabyte S-series motherboard supporting PCI-E 2.0 x16
- 1 x Seagate 250GB HD and Secondary 320GB Samsung HD
- 4GB of DDR2 RAM @ 800mhz
- AMD 5200+ Brisbane, i have overclocked this to 2.95GHz and added some extra cooling units (total of 8 fans in my system including stock units)
- GeForce 8400GS 512mb GPU which is a piece of sh1t which is why im upgrading, but i have also overclocked this to 636/493/1654.

Ive also looked over on tomshardware.com which is a useful PC hardware review forum, they ran a few benchmarks under crysis, cod4 and other games which i dont play so dont really care, but they still failed to mention what CPU they are running with.

So anybody with a mid-range £600-700 rig with the 9600gt here that could give me an idea of how powerful this thing is, and its overclocking headroom? Cheers lads (and lasses if any...)
 
#4
Oh btw crimson, i know for a fact that it will run all those games, my question is how well will it run it with my CPU/RAM/MB etc.? so im asking for a few FRAPS generated benchmarks or something useful in terms of the FPS gained on certain graphics settings on this particular card.
 

maguire

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#5
the new system I bought last month has the standard 9600GT 512mb fitted - it's been running UT3 and Stalker with no hassles whatsoever, even at high resolutions (1280x1024 I believe). Couldnt tell you about Crysis as it doesnt sound like my bag, but from what I hear it would bring Deep Thought to his knees in any case.
for perspective, this is a q6600 quad-core with 4gb of ram and 1tb of hard drive.
 
#6
That sounds good then for those games it wouldnt make much of a difference if you wer running the dual or the quad, had a look around again and i could run crysis (todays most demanding game) at 1024x768, 2x AA and some Anisotropic filtering, medium advanced settings (which in general looks really high) and can get 35-40FPS no problem, with stock clock of course, but im going to be overclocking mine even though its already factory overclocked on the core.
 

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