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Old 12-19-2007, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I have narrowed what I believe to be the best three GPU choices for around $400. Which card will provide the best gaming performance at a standard resolution of around 1440 x 900? The computer I will be using it in is in my signature.

Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYDD4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

XFX PVT88PYDD4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail


Brand XFX
Model PVT88PYDD4
Interface PCI Express 2.0
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA GPU GeForce 8800GT
Core clock 670MHz
Stream Processors 112
Memory Clock 1950MHz
Memory Size 512MB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR3


Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N829-A3 GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

EVGA 640-P2-N829-A3 GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Brand EVGA
Model 640-P2-N829-A3
Interface PCI Express x16
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA GPU GeForce 8800GTS SSC
Core clock 576MHz
Stream Processors 96+
Memory Memory Clock 1800MHz
Memory Size 640MB
Memory Interface 320-bit
Memory Type GDDR3


Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Brand EVGA
Model 512-P3-N841-A3
Interface PCI Express 2.0
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA GPU GeForce 8800GTS (G92)
Core clock 670MHz
Stream Processors 128
Memory Clock 1940MHz
Memory Size 512MB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR3

I plan to overclock the card a bit.
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at your resolution you could go with a set of 8800GT's 256MB's and be fine.
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Well I want to be able to run anything (including Crysis) at all max settings with max AA and AF. And its possible I may go with a larger resolution. I am not sure what my TV can accept until lI hook it up.
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Lol if you want to do that your gonna have to go SLI meaning your gonna have to get two 8800GT or GTS(G92) or GTX depending on your budget max resolutions with AA and AF one GPU wont be able to handle the strain.But theres really no point in upgrading your rig thats gonna cost you over 800 Bucks because you wanna max out on one game waste of money.
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Ok so which is the best from the list then? So far I am mainly being told the G92 is the best one however some people are saying the GT series can outperform the G92 GTS.
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Crysis is way beyond any other game in terms of requirements. To max out Crysis at high mode (not even very high DX10) with AA and AF, 1440 res, you'd need at least an Ultra, or possibly an SLI rig.

That said, the GTS 512 or even the GT should play most things at high settings and that resolution, Crysis is just a beast. And really not worth the extra investment, if you want my opinion (I think they've framecapped it to make you buy the new 9-series cards when they come out)

The 640 GTS, even SSC version, is old architecture and outperformed by the GT. The new GTS (512) offers a marginal improvement over the GT at stock, but you can hardly overclock GTs sometimes (depending on how lucky you are when you get yours), as they run so hot, so the new GTS has more overhead if you want to overclock. EVGA are good, they guarantee cards, even if you overclock, and have 90 day 'step up', (rubbish for Europeans though).

As for the GT 256, 1440 res with AA and AF is prolly too much for most high end games, so I would certainly go with the 512. The performance drop by going down to 256 is actually more than anyone expected, mainly due to the fact that people use so much AA and AF nowadays.
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