9600GT upgrade cpu limited???

Dfi / Nf4 expert
March 25, 2009 at 17:32:05
Specs: Windows XP, A64 3700+ @2.7GHz / 2GB DDR 500 Ballistix
Hello I have an athlon 3700+ san diego (939) with 7800GT.

Was wondering if i will see signficant improvement in framerates if i upgrade to a 9600GT.

I mainly play IL2 and current setup gives me 42 fps avg 1024x768
35 fps avg w/ 4AA and 16AF

Is my cpu limited?? currently it is 2.7Ghz from 2.2 stock.
At stock cpu speed the avg is

33fps 1024 x 768 no AA no AF

I also play Lock On Flmaing Cliffs and would like to run DCS Black Shark at 1280 x1024

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank You

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March 25, 2009 at 18:46:32
Is the 9600GT a better card? Yes. But other than benchmarks that show you the difference in framerates, do you really think YOU would be able to notice a difference between say, 40 & 60FPS?


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March 25, 2009 at 22:08:30
Sorry I should have posted the minimums

The minimums for the corresponding averages are as goes

26 fps cpu OC
23 fps cpu OC 4AA 16AF
19 fps cpu stock

These frame rates are very noticeable especially for a flight sim when flying low alt over city.

Was hoping the 9600GT if bought would raise the minimums to above 30fps.

Thanks for responding

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