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Old September 22, 2008, 09:41 AM
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I just want to be informed! Which is the best option I have with a resolution of 1650x1080 without wasting money for a card that is mostly fit for higher res?
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Old September 22, 2008, 10:00 AM
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Although it varies depending on what game you play (Crysis, for example) I'd say that $200 card or so will do you nicely at that resolution. If you want extra eye candy, go a little higher to $250 or max $300. Anything $400+ is not really useful at that resolution.
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Like the 4870x2 in your signature ... I would surely go with extra eye candy haha. So, it would be more like a gtx 260, single 4870 ? I'll do more research !
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Old September 22, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Either of those should be more than enough. I just went "crazy" and got a 4870 X2 because in the future I know I will be running 3x 1680x1050 monitors off it.
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I recommend Geforce GTX260 the later 9 series show marginal differences in performance. Given the current PC gaming market and future release the GTX260 will offer you much better performance than moving to a 9 series card from nVidia. Now if you're willing to migrate to AMD/ATI solution then look no further then the 4870 it will offer you probably the best performance at 1680x1050 at least what I have read people that have this card are blown away by its performance.

Ultimately it comes down to price do your homework and pricematch the heck out all models you look at I personally use shopbot.ca and pricebat.ca to find the cheapest version and model I want from the many e-tailers out there, also be weary of MIR as they take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to process so don't expect to see that 30-40 dollar rebate for a while.

I am sure many other people can help you out here I am very much in the same position wondering if my current videocards are worth keeping or if my step-up is still available from EVGA that I might get 2 GTX260's to replace my 8800GT akimbo setup, good luck with your hunt.

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Old September 22, 2008, 10:13 AM
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I'm presently running a GTX 260 FTW edition @ that Res. Great Card, may not be as inexpensive as some ATI solutions, but the Fan Speed noise is hardly noticeable and the Temps are amazing...62 celcius under load is the most heat I van get out of this Card.
I will trying out another GTX 260 (216 Core) in SLI @ same resolutions and will report my findings.

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[...] and the Temps are amazing...62 celcius under load is the most heat I van get out of this Card.
ATI's don't have much of a heat problem either if you use the CCC to make your own fan speed profiles . My 4870X2 never goes above 60-65 while gaming.
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I have a ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP, so I would only be able to crossfire! Consequently, I might go with a single card (student budget hehe)
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D'oh!! Should of looked up your motherboard first before I made the SLI reference...edited the post to reflect that. Furthermore heck I would be dropping a 4870 in there and forget nVidia all together if you ever move to a larger monitor add a second later for crossfire and higher resolutions.

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ATI's don't have much of a heat problem either if you use the CCC to make your own fan speed profiles . My 4870X2 never goes above 60-65 while gaming.
My buddy also has same ATI set-up, obviously you have to jack-up the Fans to get cooler results (85 - 100%), sounds like an F14 Fighter sitting by my head!! My GTX sits at 65% Fan speed (continuous) and I can barely hear ot over me Case Fans...
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