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I was gona buy a 9800GTX but I'm using a 19" HD monitor and I'm wondering now if this is just overkill? I have no intensions in changing the monitor anytime soon as it cost me €700. The monitor is a Philips 190G.
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post #2 of 27
Overkill? Probably. But at the same time, you could really crank up the AA and not notice a performance hit - your monitor is only 1280x1024 so I'm certain there is some nasty aliasing going on (mine is the same res).
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Yes it is to a degree, really want 1680x1050. But at least you know you'll max everything comfortably at your resolution.
 
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post #4 of 27
I guess the definition of overkill is subjective, especially on an enthusiast site.

But yeah, I think it is.
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Do you guy's think it will be much of a difference to my 8800GTS 320mb?
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post #6 of 27
yeah... probably a big one.

there is no such thing as overkill...
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post #7 of 27
if it where a 19' CRT it wouldn't, cuz of the the 512@256-bit memory
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post #8 of 27
I would keep what you have, I can run most games maxed out with my 8800gts 320mb, and I run at the same res.

I would save and upgrade your monitor and GPU at the same time maybe.
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post #9 of 27
I don't think it's overkill. It's actually quite a good match because you'd be able to max just about every game at your native resolution and have room for AA.

And it's a bit of future proofing.

EDIT: I just saw that you have an 8800GTS 320 already... Well, if it's adequate and runs everything you need it to right now, why upgrade? If it's not enough for the games/quality that you run, then yeah, upgrade time.
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post #10 of 27
An 8800GTS/GTX or 9800GTX is pretty much overkill for any game on a 19" monitor save for a small handful of games like Crysis, World in Conflict, and a few others. . It's nice to have the extra headroom when you crank the detail up, though. Like a few others said, it's nice to have when you start using AA or AF!
    
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