I had this Nvidia GTS450 in my old socket 939 based board and the framerate in most games wasn't real good. Now I built this i5-2400 socket 1155 based system to replace it and moved the card over to it and tada, 60FPS in every game with even higher settings than in my old system. So apparently the board affects the GPU performance to some extent.
Now, who knows how badly the original x16 slot (not 2.0 or 2.1) and DDR1 and an IDE hard drive and a relatively limited processor by today's standards affected game performance though.
So that's great but I want to get a Radeon HD 5830 for obvious reasons. It can't go in this i5 computer though cuz I'm gaming on it all the time and it makes my room really hot. The only spare system I have that would be reasonably fast is a piece of crap emachines I got for $110 at the pawn shop with a 17" LCD monitor as a mandatory part of the package. I actually just needed the monitor for a customer so I bought the whole package and sold the monitor for $70. So what's in this (now) $40 computer you ask? An Intel E210882 board (that's printed on the board but CPU-Z says it's model D945GCL) and an Intel socket 775 3.0GHz Pentium D with 4MB L2 cache and 800MHz fsb, i945 chipset, 4 GB of DDR2-6400, and a copy of Vista 32 bit
So it's not bad but it's bad enough I don't want to sell it to a customer (I sell and repair comps btw).
So that radeon card under perfect conditions in a killer i7 machine is supposed to get 280-300MH/s. How low do you guys think that lovely Vista emachines system described above would drop that rate if I put the HD 5830 in it? I assume it's somewhere between like 5% and holy crap so hopefully someone's tried something similar and has some ballpark numbers