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If you run at a high res, it reduces the need for the killer AA.

If you crank it down, an 8800GT will suffice at those resolutions.
True. It reduces the need for AA, but doesn't do away with the need in certain situations. I notice the difference enough to turn on AA while gaming on my 25.5" monitor.

The starter of the thread mentioned he got rid of his 24" monitor to get an HDTV gaming at 1080P. However, he left out a very important detail. He didn't mention the size of the HDTV he plans to get and how far he is planning to sit away. The bigger the screen, the more need for AA.

My friend has the 37" Westinghouse 1080P HDTV. He really needs AA.

On a similar note, I had to go through the same decision. Overclocking the 9800GTX can compensate for the smaller memory bus at 256 bit vs 384 bit, but it can't compensate for 50% less video memory. I have heard Crysis for example sometimes burst above 512Mb of video memory use in certain spots.

Needless to say at this point, I went with the 8800GTX. Also, if you go with eVGA ($290 with a $50 rebate) and decide to use their Step Up program, I have heard they look at the cost you paid at the time. Meaning you will get credit for $340 and not $290. So if you want to "Step up" to a 9800GTX within 90 days, your cost to "upgrade" to the 9800GTX will be $0 (not including shipping) and it would actually cost you less to get the 9800GTX vs what you "paid" for the 8800GTX. This is the reason why I didn't even wait for the 9800GTX to come out. I paid $300 with a $50 rebate. I had bought it from Newegg on Feb 29th. I received the rebate and already spent it. Fastest rebate I've ever received.

Good luck with your decision.

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i dont know what it is but my friend can play crysis on his 32 inch hdtv on very high no AA of course and it is still playable, except for when there is a ton of stuff going on but he pulls it off quite niceley.
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post #23 of 25
i have the 8800 GTX... and it handles every thing i through at it, including
AA, no problem at all.. and at that price you would be crazy not to get it...
i mean sure the 9800 is newer, but the drives are still pre-mature and
there is 50% less memory
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I'll be using with my Samsung 50" Plasma. I'm wondering if any of these would help my text look more crisp. Is any of the ATI cards better at doing that either? My 2600 looks horrible on it.
post #25 of 25
I would also have to say the 8800gtx card. I love my 8800gts card, but if you are going to be running higher resolutions on a bigger screen, the extra memory and faster memory bus will help you run those higher resolutions much better.
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