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Upgrade 7800GS 256M to 7950GT 512M - worth it?



 
 
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Old June 4th 07, 07:07 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Charlie[_2_]
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Default Upgrade 7800GS 256M to 7950GT 512M - worth it?

I have an older agp only machine with AMD 2600+ / 2G ram /266FSB /500W
supply

I need more graphics processing for FSX. Would this 7800GS / 256M -to-7950gt
/512M
give me any noticeable improvement?

TIA
Charlie

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Old June 4th 07, 03:13 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Upgrade 7800GS 256M to 7950GT 512M - worth it?

Charlie wrote:
I have an older agp only machine with AMD 2600+ / 2G ram /266FSB /500W
supply

I need more graphics processing for FSX. Would this 7800GS / 256M
-to-7950gt /512M
give me any noticeable improvement?

TIA
Charlie


FSX's performance scales better with CPU improvement rather than GPU
improvement. That said, the GPU improvement you mention may allow for a
higher level of FSAA and ANISO filtering in FSX in your current
configuration at the same FPS you currently enjoy. It may not.
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Old June 4th 07, 07:02 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Upgrade 7800GS 256M to 7950GT 512M - worth it?


"Charlie" wrote in message
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I have an older agp only machine with AMD 2600+ / 2G ram /266FSB /500W
supply

I need more graphics processing for FSX. Would this 7800GS /
256M -to-7950gt /512M
give me any noticeable improvement?


Like the other poster said, your bigger problem is the 1.9Ghz AMD 2600+
processor. You'll see a small gain, but the money would be better spent on a
major CPU/mainboard, PCI-e and RAM upgrade. Unfortunately, it costs more but
is FSX is your primary entertainment it's the way to go.


 




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