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Why everyone say "its a tad overkill" ?!?!?! dont get it at all..

Before my current monitor i had a 1440*900 HP 19" WITH a 470; overkill?!?!?! some say yes, but there its nothing like turn every single gfx effects to the max (even on nvidia control panel when in-game its not enough) and enjoy a silky smooth game experience !!

Metro 2033 maxed?!?! yep BC2 Maxed with 32x AA?!?! YEP.. ANYTHING

ALWAYS go to the biggest GFX card you can buy no matter what.. period!!!!
I game at 1080p and I can max anything with 2x GTX 460's. They don't perform much better than one GTX 480.

My point is, at 900p a lot of GPU power will presumably be wasted.
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Gtx460 SE 1gb/768mb is the best for this resolution,
I'm also getting a gtx460 768mb for my rig.
The 1gb model(non SE) is perfect for 1680x1050
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i disagree here. the 5770 is good for vram, but i get the feeling it'll lack power for AA at this res in newer titles.

i have a 460 at this res and wish i had a 560. i'm not demanding - 30fps+ at 4xAA / 16xAF, very high but i lack the power to pull that off in Crysis 1, and also in Napoleon Total War and Shogun 2.

works for most games, but if you want future power i don't know if it will cut it.

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Why everyone say "its a tad overkill" ?!?!?! dont get it at all..

Before my current monitor i had a 1440*900 HP 19" WITH a 470; overkill?!?!?! some say yes, but there its nothing like turn every single gfx effects to the max (even on nvidia control panel when in-game its not enough) and enjoy a silky smooth game experience !!

Metro 2033 maxed?!?! yep BC2 Maxed with 32x AA?!?! YEP.. ANYTHING

ALWAYS go to the biggest GFX card you can buy no matter what.. period!!!!
i agree completely.
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I game at 1080p and I can max anything with 2x GTX 460's. They don't perform much better than one GTX 480.

My point is, at 900p a lot of GPU power will presumably be wasted.
Yes it "could" but no if you crank up the settings; and thats my point, you can do it and not think for a moment if the game its going to play smooth or not.. even beyond what the game can offer

Been there, done that

and trust me, in some games you can tell the difference between 30-40 FPS AND 60 FPS.. more horsepower = better

Always buy the best GFX your money can buy
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post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by HAVO View Post
Why everyone say "its a tad overkill" ?!?!?! dont get it at all..

Before my current monitor i had a 1440*900 HP 19" WITH a 470; overkill?!?!?! some say yes, but there its nothing like turn every single gfx effects to the max (even on nvidia control panel when in-game its not enough) and enjoy a silky smooth game experience !!

Metro 2033 maxed?!?! yep BC2 Maxed with 32x AA?!?! YEP.. ANYTHING

ALWAYS go to the biggest GFX card you can buy no matter what.. period!!!!
I disagree. It's all about balance. If you were building a new computer, would you pair a single 1680x1050 monitor with a pair of 6970s? No, you would be defeating the purpose of spending $700 on a GPU setup by only spending $130 on a monitor. Yes, you could play Crysis with all the texture packs you dreamed of, but it would still not look as impressive as a monitor with a higher resolution and better pixel aspect ratio.

What I've notice is that generally you will be able to max out (8x AA, 16x AF) and still be able to play almost all current games by spending twice as much on your GPU as your monitor setup. For example, a good 1080p monitor is around 150-200 (ignoring sale prices, we're just considering the actual value of the monitor), so if you spend 300-400 you'll not be lacking for GPU power. At the high end, a tri-1080p monitor setup costs around 400-600, so spending $1000 on a GPU setup is perfectly justified, and will definitely run all games at high settings. It doesn't apply to all games and all monitor setups, but when trying to determine a budget for a GPU given a certain resolution, it works quite well.

In the OP's situation, a good 1440x900 is around $100, so any GPU at around $200 is going to work and get the job done. 2 years ago I bought my friend a GTS 250 for that resolution, it cost $150. He could play Crysis at medium- had we spent another $50 and gone for a GTX 260 he could have played at high.
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Tried flashing that 465 yet? Perfect choice. ^^
     
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560 can run 1200p easy! 460 is a better option
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