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Hey guys :)

Ok i've got a bit of a predicament, I upgraded to 6600GT 128MB about 2 years ago to play Doom3 at High detail and 1280xXXX and had fun there, but I couldent help but notice that people seemed to make a jump to 6800GT instead of hang about.
A few years later games like F.E.A.R and Quake 4 have been released.
I bought F.E.A.R yesterday and am enjoying a pretty problem free experience but I get the feeling it could be a bit smoother, big fights and wide, open area's give me quite bad problems.
i'm running on a AMD Athlon XP 3000+ with 1 gig of DDR and of course the 6600GT.
I'm begining to think that maybe upgrading to a 6800GT 256DDR3 AGP 8X would be a good investment (they are slightly cheaper than the pricey X800XT's) but I really wanted some other people's oppinions, will the extra power of the 6800 push games like F.E.A.R and other future games a bit harder, or is it a waste of money upgrading when there are other powerfull cards out?
or maybe it's not my Card that need's upgrading but my Processor...i'm a little overwhelmed lol.
anyway, my question is, will it make a difference, is it worth it for the future and just straighten things out for me :)

thanks a lot :)

M.
 

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Not really, you would notice a difference but not enough to plunk down $300 imho. Stick with the 6600gt until you get a pci-e mobo.
 

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WIthout AA/AF



With AAX4/AFX8



To me it would be worth it but I am sorta a geek when it comes to these things and can not be consider normle for what I would do. You have to look at the charts and decide if the extra FPS you get worth the money on your own.

The only thing I worry about is if your athlon xp 3000+ might slightly bottle neck a 6800GT therefore not getting it full potential.
 
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