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Just a quicky really. Im in the market for a new GPU but I get the sense that, as my top res is 1440x900, shelling out for a new 9800gtx 200 series card may be a bit ott. Would I be better of with a plain 9800 GTX and save some pennies?

I read theres a resolution bottleneck at lower resolustions with the 200 series cards thats all. It has put doubt in my head seeing as the normal GTX is alot cheaper.

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At that res, even an 8800GT or 9600GT will give you great perfomance.

Given that you can get an EVGA 9800GTX for $200 now, that is the best bang for the buck.
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You are talking about 2 different cards there "a 9800gtx 200 series card" does not exist. There is a 9800gtx, a 9800gtx+, a GTX280 and a gtx260. I think both would be overkill. Get a 8800gt. Save even more pennies.
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I would say a 200 series card would be way overkill unless you get a bigger monitor. A 9800GTX would suffice as well as a 8800GT or GTS(G92) also. No reason to spend that much money on a GTX200 series card when the cheaper cards are still great and will run everything except Crysis.
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Cheers Robilar. Yea I was looking at those cards but I need longetivity also and the 8800GT has been out a while. Probably go with the 9800GTX.

EDIT:Yea jbobb, Im not bothered about crysis at all tbh. I didn't like it. Just need a better card than this rubbish I have now haha.
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post #6 of 20
gtx280 = f@h monster?

get a 98gtx+ if you can, if your on a tight budget a 96gt would do.
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For a 19' what resolution is the best to run 1600*1200 ?
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Cheers Robilar. Yea I was looking at those cards but I need longetivity also and the 8800GT has been out a while. Probably go with the 9800GTX.
8800gt is an excellent card, as is a 9800gtx. You can get the 8800 gt for around 150, and the 9800 gtx for 199. They are both good performers. Do not waste your money on the gtx260 or 280 unless you plan on getting a better monitor. So, go with either 8800gt or 9800gtx and you will be very happy with the results.
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I would get the best you could afford to get MAX out your life bro
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This is what I like about my old lcd multi purpose monitor lol. The res only goes up to 1280x768. It would be nice to have higher res but I find this keeps me from going out and buying the best new gpu all the time + it works fine for me since my eyesight isn't the greatest in the first place.

And yes those cards are overkill for your res.
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