My 9800gt Akimbo 512mb runs most things well. I don't game real hard, and usually get fine framerates at 1680x1050 and mid-high general settings. Arkham Asylum plays pretty great with no noticeable lag at any time. Arkham City usually
plays just as well, but at times it will slow to a crawl. I realize the 9800gt is super old, so I want to upgrade. I have played forever on OC'ing the q6600 and cannot get the thing past 3.0 without heat and stability both becoming issues so for now we can just assume I am stuck at 3.0.
A year or so ago when my 8800gt died I tried a 560 ti and a 460 (can't remember which one but don't think it was the SC). Both of those cards gave me very bad framerates in GTA IV presumably because of the CPU bottleneck. So I have been thinking of either the 460 gtx SuperClock or the 550 ti. Money isn't an issue, but bottlenecking is. I hate frame-rate drops worse than lack of AA and such. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Also, I OC'ed the 9800gt a little bit but that didnt seem to make much difference. I took the clocks from 600/1500/900 to 700/1750/1050
Here's my specs
Board: evga 780i SLI
Card: evga 9800GT Akimbo 512mb
CPU: firstname.lastname@example.org (cooler: @ntec 620 H2O)
Ram: 4gb DDR2@800mhz
<message edited by bibjones on Wednesday, May 09, 2012 7:04 AM>