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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
He is running 1280x1024 on a 17" LCD... get the 8800GTS.


NOTE: You do realize that these cards are PCIe and not AGP?
i presumed he had a pci-e version.

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post #12 of 28
the only thiong you need to consider is the upgrade to a PCI-E mobo
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post #13 of 28
If you can't afford a GTX, get the GTS 640. The 2900XT outperforms the GTS 640 by a very small margin and in some cases the GTS 640 outperforms the HD2900XT. Since a GTS 640 is so much cheaper($$$), uses less power, and runs a lot cooler, I think you should get the GTS 640.
post #14 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
He is running 1280x1024 on a 17" LCD... get the 8800GTS.


NOTE: You do realize that these cards are PCIe and not AGP?
I already said I'd be buying a 22" LCD.

I have a ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe (In my sig).

Sorry, I should have mentioned.

Over here, the GTS 640 and the ATI card are virtually the same price. (Well, £10 difference, isn't much though).
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post #15 of 28
you need AM2 or 775 and some DDR2 before you think about the rest of it, your using nforce3 right now and the best card you can actully get is the 1950XT AGP.
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post #16 of 28
I like mine. It borderline competes with the 8800GTS, but driver support is still very raw. It may yet prove to have better architecture down the road once we some some DX10 games. I have had no issues runnning any DX9 games, and they run well with all eyecandy turned up on my 21" LCD at 1680/1050 res.
    
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post #17 of 28
Proof right here:

Crossfire 2900s outrun SLI 8800GTXs in both 3dmark 05 and 06 in both XP and Vista:









Also outrun SLI 8800s in Oblivion in Vista:



Granted, as the resolutions go higher, the 8800GTX starts to pull away, but the GTX has a larger amount of memory, which helps in high resolution gaming. Also, keep in mind the ATI's HDMI support.
    
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post #18 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lozza View Post
I already said I'd be buying a 22" LCD.

I have a ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe (In my sig).

Sorry, I should have mentioned.

Over here, the GTS 640 and the ATI card are virtually the same price. (Well, £10 difference, isn't much though).
Then go with the HD2900XT. It's a more powerful card.
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Ok, thanks guys, I figure I'll get it - why do these things cost so much.. ah well.

Too late to stop me now arrives friday
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post #20 of 28
How are you going to do the PCIe again?

Whatever you do, DO NOT LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT BOTTLENECKS and buy a new proc! Please, don't.... just, please. Unless you're unable to get playable FPS (for sake of easy call it 40+fps) because your processor is too slow RIGHT NOW, as is, you can cure any bottleneck with a bigger monitor to make your GFX work harder. You'll receive the tangible benefit of a bigger prettier picture rather than the knowledge that you're getting 20 more INVISIBLE fps. (LCDs are typically locked at 60Hz and anything higher than that FPS you cannot see, as your hardware cannot replay it that fast.
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