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Old 05-07-2008, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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for 2560x1600 resolution which video card would be best

9800 GTX or 9800 GX2 or 9900 GTX or 9900 GX2

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Need a little more info, like heavy gamer? looking for the best value? Video editing?

Basically the 9800gtx even lower will suffice if you dont plan on intense 3d gaming. Otherwise the 9800GX2 is the best card out now, but we'll see when the 9900gtx is released along with the 9900gx2.

I know some people might complain and say that the 9900gtx and 9900gx2 are just re branded older versions, but eh whatever.

*edit - heard rumors that the GX2 doesn't preform as well at higher resolutions. anyone care to comment?

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I think the ATI cards scale well with resolution.

the 9800 GX2 by itself will be the best performing "single card" though.
Though personally I don't really like the implementation of 2 PCB's for it.

a 3870 X2 will run it well, and it's good on power.

Otherwise, 9600 GT's and 3870's are good cards to SLI/crossfire
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for 2560x1600 resolution which video card would be best

9800 GTX or 9800 GX2 or 9900 GTX or 9900 GX2

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Just out of curiosity, which display are you using? Sometimes, these really high resolution displays tend to have significant delays through their system if they do any heavy internal video processing. Sometimes as much as 8 frames.

What that translates to is really poor responsiveness when you try to play a game. Hopefully, your display has a low-latency type mode - which might be 1-2 frames delay.
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I've looked at 30 in from Gateway Dell and Samsung I'll list exact models later.

Brand Gateway
Model XHD3000
Cabinet Color Black
Screen Size 30"
Widescreen Yes
Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1600
Recommended Resolution 2560 x 1600
Viewing Angle 178°(H) / 178°(V)
Pixel Pitch 0.251mm
Display Colors 16.7 Million
Brightness 400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Response Time 6ms(GTG)
Horizontal Refresh Rate 74 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Panel Active Matrix, TFT LCD
Input Video Compatibility Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors HDMI, D-Sub, DVI-D, Component, Composite, S-Video
D-Sub 1
Video S-Video, Composite, Component
USB 2.0 6
Power Supply 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Normal: 168W
User Controls Power on/off button, EzTouch on-screen display (OSD) menu, Touch-sensitive control
Regulatory Approvals UL, cUL, FCC Class B, CE, PSE, NOM, VCCI
Stand Adjustments Swivel & Tilt
Built in TV Tuner No
Built in Speakers Full length Premium Speaker bar
HDCP Support No
Features Compatible with VESA (4x100mm) mounting solutions
Kensington Lock Slot
Extreme HD 1600p up conversion
HQV by Teranex video processing
Universal video inputs
HD Picture-in-Picture
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Samsung Syncmaster 305T
Mfg Part No: 305T
UPC Code: 729507700151

30.0 inch, Native Resolution 2560 x 1600, Brightness 400 cd/m2, Contrast Ratio 1000:1, Digital - DVI, Response Time 6 ms

Designed for the commercial market, this 30" 305T SyncMaster monitor combines a widescreen design and high resolution that make it ideal for a variety of professional applications, including medical, engineering, control rooms, CAD, graphics and design, and desktop publishing. The monitor also features...Read More

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Dell - UltraSharp 30" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor

1 year limitedProduct Height17.7" with standProduct Width22"Product Weight25 lbs.Product Depth7.9" with standMonitor TypeFlat-panel LCDScreen Size30"Viewable Screen Size30"Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600Aspect Ratio16:10Response Time12 msBrightness300 cd/m²Portrait and/or Landscape ViewableLandscapeContrast Ratio1000:1Dot Pitch0.2505mmFlat DisplayYesTV TunerNoCompatibilityPCVertical Frequency60HzHorizontal Frequency49.31-98.71kHzAntiglare CoatingNoOn-Screen Image ControlsYesSpeakers IncludedNoENERGY STAR QualifiedYesVGA InputNoDVI-D InputNoDVI-D with HDCP InputYesHDMI InputNo
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Two HD3870's will do you proper. Plus it'll be cheaper
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I have the 22" version of that 30 incher and its a really nice screen.

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