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Erm... you might want a little higher g card for crysis. You will need an 8800gtx to be able to play with some of the higher quality settings. 512mb will be a must for higher settings... simply because of the new physixs features and basically everything in the game is interactive... the 8800 series is the earliest DX10 card set... theyll be tested to extreme lengths when playing a DX10 game like crysis... which is why im waiting for the 8900... apparently itll have more shaders (but im not sure)... best thing though is that itll have GDDR4 RAM... thats a rate of 2.2gb/s and a 700mhz core clock speed. Thatl handle crysis nicely. Im not saying the 8800gts will not run Crysis, im just saying that it might not run very well with high settings. The GTX might just be able to handle it but well have to see. Remember that DX10 is just like DX9 when that was first released. And the cards that first came out with DX9 couldnt handle the DX9 games on high settings..
You should expect similar frame rates from oblivion with the 8800gts (perhaps a little worse due to the new DX0 features) So thatll be probably 30-40fps (smooth frame rate) on medium settings perhaps/ maybe higher. This will be the same for the 8800gtx.. 60-70fps on medium maybe 30-40 on high.. I really dont know what would happen with AA and AF turned on though.
I dont know... maybe thats a little low of an opinion... perhaps the cards are capeable of more... but you should definatly compare the framerate for crysis between the framerate you get in the deepest parts of oblivions jungle.mdcw9
A better graphics card? If a 8800 GTX 320 MB can't run Crysis on high settings nothing really will, the difference between a 8800 GTS 320 MB and a 8800 GTX is quite minimal unless you're getting into the 2560 x 1600 resolutions which are pointless to game on. Now, there isn't much of a difference between GDDR3 and GDDR4, notice the X1900XTX and the X1950XTX? One set has GDDR3 and the other GDDR4, both cards perform almost identical. Do some research next time, thanks.
Sorry to say, you can't really compare Oblivion to Crysis for the obvious reasons, expect to take a drastic performance hit with Crysis when running major filtering. Now that's all I've got on the topic.
About PSU's I believe you can snag an OCZ 600w GameXStream for around $89 if look for it long enough.
Although ideally I'd say it should be legalized so the government can regulate it and you know what you're getting. Who knows how many hands that stuff has passed through on it's way to your lungs, and what can be in it.