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I have recently become obsessed with getting a 2560x1600p monitor but I worry on how my overclocked gtx480 will handle it. The highest I like to take it is 900 core 2000 mem. I currently play on a 1080p monitor and love to play graphically intense games like Crysis, Metro 2033, etc. Will I be disappointed by not having enough power to run the monitor? I feel this would lead me to buy another gtx480 which will raise the price by $300 then I might have to buy a better PSU. What do you guys think? Thanks
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post #2 of 11
Yeah, you will most likely be disappointed. I think 2560x1600 has like twice as many pixels as 1080p, so it is much harder to render.

You would need dual 480's to play comfortably on 2560x1600.
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post #3 of 11
No, that's actually wrong.

My OC'd 470 handles all my games beautifully, all with the highest settings. A 900mhz 480 will destroy, plain and simple. Don't believe all this mumbo jumbo about needing sli at these high resolutions. With the exception of Metro and Crysis, you will be able to play pretty much anything with ease. Obviously I'm not talking about 32xAA or something ridiculous like that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Al plants Corn View Post
No, that's actually wrong.

My OC'd 470 handles all my games beautifully, all with the highest settings. A 900mhz 480 will destroy, plain and simple. Don't believe all this mumbo jumbo about needing sli at these high resolutions. With the exception of Metro and Crysis, you will be able to play pretty much anything with ease. Obviously I'm not talking about 32xAA or something ridiculous like that.
Notice what he said,

Quote:
Originally Posted by skatpex99 View Post
love to play graphically intense games like Crysis, Metro 2033, etc.
To play comfortably, going sli would definitely help. Also, gtx 480's go for around 280-300 used.
Edited by t0ni - 1/28/11 at 9:47pm
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post #5 of 11
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Thanks guys for your advice. Yes I do love to play games like Crysis and Metro maxed out but it might not be worth another $300 plus possibly needing a new PSU to handle SLI gtx480's. Maybe if I sell some stuff I could afford both if needed. thanks
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post #6 of 11
A 480 should max out 2560x1600 with 2-4xAA in the large majority of games. In the worst-case scenario of the newest/toughest games, you may have to sacrifice AA, perhaps lower texture quality by a notch or two ... Metro, though ... is a beast in it's own class.
    
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by t0ni View Post
Notice what he said,



To play comfortably, going sli would definitely help. Also, gtx 480's go for around 280-300 used.
Ya I should have elaborated on that a little. It's quite possible to play both with acceptable framerates(30+) but things like AA would have to be sacrificed. However, at that resolution AA doesn't really have as much affect.
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post #8 of 11
Metro cant be maxed even @ 1080p with GTX480. I know my GTX580 cant do it.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Metro cant be maxed even @ 1080p with GTX480. I know my GTX580 cant do it.
Even GTX580s in SLI have trouble with Metro with AA and AF on (along with DoF and Tesselation) especially with the minimum frame rates.
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post #10 of 11
It wasn't until I added my 3rd 470 that I could max out Metro 2033 on 1920 x 1200, now time to see how much i need to sacrifice for 5990 x 1200...
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