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Anyone have any idea how a GTX 275 would scale with my CPU @ 1680 x 1050?

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    LifeOnMars New Member

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    Looking to upgrade my videocard as I've recently got a new monitor which is 1680 x 1050 resolution. My 9800GT is actually performing admirably but I just want to raise the bar a bit. So anyone have any clue if my CPU would scale alright with the 275? Any help much appreciated as its a big purchase for me . Thanks :)
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    i think you would be fine with your current cpu, maybe if you clocked it a bit higher it would be better tho
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    It will go higher but takes alot more voltage and the heat generated just isnt worth it for that extra 200MHz
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    Get better cooling instead?
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    For gaming you'd be solid, benching you'd probably be somewhat degraded without higher cpu clocks. But that 275 would be a beast in your build. 3Ghz is pretty prime speed for a solid gaming rig in my opinion, I usually recommend an OC to around 3-3.2, up to 3.6...but in reality I notice a very small decrease in frames going from 3.6 to the stock 2.4 on my quad, similar with my e8600 from 4.5 to 3.3. I game at the same rez with a 216 core GTX260 OC'd not much further beyond a GTX275's stock speed with more shaders, that card will kick ass. In some tests in W1z's review it beats a GTX280!

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    TBH I guess I could run to a nice air cooler as well for a minimal overclock at nicer temps. Would compliment my 275 even more, any nice air coolers you could suggest? Kursah, thats good to know mate thanks for the info.
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    If you can get ahold of a Scythe Ninja or any Xigmatek coolers, that would be the way to go.
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    I'd get the card and not worry about CPU limitations. You could get a better CPU or larger monitor later...
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    i am running a gtx 260 oc on my athlon 3500 single core and the card runs great in games at max settings
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    Not an issue anymore anyways, had my rig stolen and its gonna take a while to get a new one, but thanks for the replies peeps.
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    Well visually from my HD4850 - GTX275 the difference is huge (apart from my psu problems)

    Worth it - do it.
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    I can't get your system specs to show, what CPU you got? If it's a quad core at 3GHz or a dual core faster then 3GHz, you're ok.
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    Look 3 posts above :)
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    How did it change visually ? explain
    I'm not making fun , i'm considering upgrading to eighter a powerfull single GPU or a crossfire but i don't seem to find a game that needs all that power , crysis games are boring and not worth the trouble after you finish them , so how did it change visually with your GTX275 ?
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    Barring any kind of driver issue/defective card I don't get it. I prefer the color/sharpness from my 4670 over my GTX 260. :ohwell:
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    :laugh:

    Love how you guys skipped right over his post about his rig being stolen. :slap:
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    :)And Erocker one of them :shadedshu :laugh:

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