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Thinking of pulling the deal on a 8800gt + COD4 for 99 AR. I game at 1280x1024 but I will be buying a monitor in about 6 months, I'm guessing it won't be at higher than 1680x1050.

At what resolution does the 256mb GT struggle? Also if I stay under 1440x900 I'm guessing I can run just about most cards and still get decent gameplay but if I step up to higher resolutions then I should go 512 and 8800GT and beyond?
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I think anything higher than 1280X1024 will struggle. So spending extra $40 for a 512mb is better in case you upgrade monitor or higher settings.
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If your going to go higher than 1280x1024, Than the 8800GT 512 would be worth it more. I game at 1440 x 900 I run all my games good and smooth. So get the 8800GT 512 its worth the buy plus its cheap and it will last long.
 
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I play gears at 1280x1024 and its playable, it struggles at times but very playable. I know the 8800gt is much faster than the 7600gt.
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I play gears at 1280x1024 and its playable, it struggles at times but very playable. I know the 8800gt is much faster than the 7600gt.
Yeah well if you get the 8800GT you will see a major change trust me.
 
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8800GT's are FTW
i play all my games at 1440x900 also
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I own one, playing on it just tonight. I can play Crysis on high at 1024 by 768, although I never get over 40 FPS. However, keep in mind that resolution kills this card. Although I can play CoD 4 at 1440 by 900 V-Synced 77 FPS consistently with everything on the lowest possible setting, if I start upping the textures and especially any post-processing effects, god forbid AA/AF, the card takes a huge hit. It's a steal if your resolution is low, but if not, you will most likely be disappointed. However, if I were you, I'd pick up one of the $130 8800 GT 512's they have in the deals forum, you'll like it much much more and will be a huge difference for only $30.
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If you are uprating from a 7600GT then at least upgrade ram too since 7600GT has 256MB allready. I have run in new games with my 7600GT in low resolution were the game says "low in video ram lowering texture details" eventhough the game was @ 40fps.
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