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    Graphics Card Thoughts

    I need to get a new GFX card but which one. Through careful thought I have narrowed it down to 2

    8800 GTS 512 OC
    8800 GT

    I have a samsung SM226BW 22" montitor which has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 i think. Does this make it pointless to get the 8800GTS?
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    Q6600 G0, Thermalright Ultra 120, ABIT IP35 PRO, 4GB Corsair DDR2, Trusty old Tagan 480u, BFG 8800 GTS 512, Samsung F1 750 GB.

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    Re: Graphics Card Thoughts

    I've just bought a BFG 8800GTS OC and having researched think it is the card to go for between the two. You won't be disappointed with the GTS and it offers better performance, better value and lower power consumption than a 9800GTX. A GT would be fine for 22" but would feel the strain with newer games.

    Some links worth a read:

    BFG 9800GTX 512MB Review - Page 17 - Hardware Canucks

    [Review] Say no to “single” GeForce 9800GTX! - Expreview.com

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    Re: Graphics Card Thoughts

    Well, I can tell you that I have the same monitor and the 8800GTS 512 OC by ASUS and it looks great, Crysis on full everything...(apart from last level)

    A friend on mine with the same monitor and the 8800GT can't play full res with his 8800 GT (can't remember brand).

    But i'm sure if you google 8800GT versus 8800GTS you'll get the techy stuff and numbers.

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    Re: Graphics Card Thoughts

    I would shoot for the GTS. Generally better stock cooling and higher default voltage give it a noticeable edge when overclocking. Stock performance is also on par with the price increase.

    The GTS is not overkill for 1680x1050. In fact I'm quite GPU limited at such resolutions.

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    Re: Graphics Card Thoughts

    I run a BFG 8800GTS 512mb 22" and everything i run (BF2/Oblivion/Stalker/UT3) is at max eye candy and looks fantastic)

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    Re: Graphics Card Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by grand_witch View Post
    I need to get a new GFX card but which one. Through careful thought I have narrowed it down to 2

    8800 GTS 512 OC
    8800 GT

    I have a samsung SM226BW 22" montitor which has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 i think. Does this make it pointless to get the 8800GTS?
    Nope, both are quite suitable for that resolution. It's just a question of your budget in which you should choose out of the two.

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    Re: Graphics Card Thoughts

    Thanks for the response. Thats good enough for me I have ordered a BFG 9800GTS.
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    Q6600 G0, Thermalright Ultra 120, ABIT IP35 PRO, 4GB Corsair DDR2, Trusty old Tagan 480u, BFG 8800 GTS 512, Samsung F1 750 GB.

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