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I am planning on buying a 22 inch ws monitor to game on. I was wondering if the card I am planning to get (8800GTS G92) will be sufficient to play COD4 and Crysis. Could I get away with using an EVGA Superclocked 8800GT and then overclocking it? Would I still get lag-free gaming? I don't want the extreme high quality gaming, but I would like to play the games with decent quality.
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The 8800GTS is more than sufficient. With one GPU core (essentially an 8800GTS 512) only in use on my setup i can play Crysis smooth as silk @ 1920x1200 all HIGH. COD4 maxed
 
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I have the eVga 8800gts 640 and game @ 1680x1050. Crysis, Bioshock, BF2, MoH Airborne, CoD4 and others all play very well and look great!

Hell even my agp x850xt works well at that resolution with many games. I also use 2 22" monitors on the x850xt with no issues when several programs are open (Sketchup, firefox, media player, etc).
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anything with 512MB+ and some decent GPU (no 6200 with 512 here^^)
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post #5 of 8
Get an 8800GTS and OC it.
Everything will run beautifully.
    
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post #6 of 8
Personally, I would want to wait and see what the Radeon 4800 series has to offer (which could be mid July until availability isn't a problem). However, the 8800GTS is by no means a bad choice if you're planning on building soon.
Edited by darkcloud89 - 6/4/08 at 4:24pm
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Could I get away with using an 8800GT and then overclocking it? Or, will the extra SPs on the GTS help? If GT, what should I get to get the best possible overclock (would like to get to 750 core)?
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How about using the 8800GT for 1680x1050.
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