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Old April 24, 2009, 12:16 PM
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which one should i buy the 285 or 295?
im currently running
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8800gts 512

im selling my 8800 to some guy for 175

so what should i buy 285 or 295

is it worth spending around 200 dollars more for 295? is there microstutter? how are the drivers? are the minimum frame rates for the 295 fixed?

oh and one more thing i like to play my games at 1680x1050 4xaa 16xAF

as of right now i get 15,500:rtfm: points with my current set up in 3dmark 06 what score should i expect if i get either of the cards
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Old April 24, 2009, 12:58 PM
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For that resolution, the 295 would be overkill, I think. The 285 should give you great frame rates.
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Old April 24, 2009, 01:15 PM
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Agree, exept if you purchase a large LCD soon

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For that resolution, the 295 would be overkill, I think. The 285 should give you great frame rates.
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Old April 24, 2009, 05:14 PM
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yeah i was thinking the same thing, plus if i do purchase a bigger monitor its gunna be 1900x1200 which still the 285 should perform well,
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Old April 24, 2009, 06:06 PM
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I would say get neither, and instead get the GTX260. Also look into the ATI 4850 and 4870. Those will run your games at 1680x1050 4xaa 16xAF. Do you need to run them with 4XAA and 16XAF though?
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