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Nvidia G8800 GTX or Nvidia Quadro FX

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November 17, 2006 9:45:49 AM

I'm going to buy myself a new pc beginning of 2007 with (hopefully) a 30" lcd display.
What graphics card does the best job for the massive screen resolution of 2550x1600 px : the latest G8800 GTX of the quadro FX 4500 ?

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November 17, 2006 10:27:10 AM

Depends what you're going to do with it.

Gaming?
November 17, 2006 10:32:18 AM

Actually I need it for both worlds : gaming and workstation stuff : DTP, rendering movies (adobe premiere pro), designing with illustrator, ...
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November 17, 2006 12:11:19 PM

If you are going to use it for gaming and workstation things go with the 8800GTX
November 17, 2006 1:29:24 PM

>go with the 8800GTX

*concurs*
December 26, 2006 11:46:12 AM

I've heard that the nvidia 8800 doesn't do a full HD (1080p) on a 30" display like the 3007WFP Dell, when the movie is a HDCP content protected movie. Is this thrue ?

Will the new ATI R600 do a full 1080p together with HDCP ? Remember : it will be on a 30" display with res of 2550x1600px.

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January 2, 2007 3:01:24 PM

>2550x1600

Assuming you mean "2560x1600", yes, both the 8800GTX and R600 will output this resolution. They all have dual-link DVI ports.

As for 1080p, no, neither will drive it as 1080p - it will have to be upscaled to fit on the display - whether by the monitor or the card. I suppose you could force it to display on a 1:1 pixel map, but you'd be wasting approximately a third of the screen on black space.

I would imagine that 1080p video would look *amazing* on the 3007 monitor - it won't be any worse than a true 1080p screen (and will probably be significantly better) - but it won't be displaying in native 1080p. In exactly the same way as a 1080p screen won't display native 720p - it upscales.

As far as I am aware the 8800GTX has full support for HDCP.
April 15, 2007 3:12:48 PM

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I've heard that the nvidia 8800 doesn't do a full HD (1080p) on a 30" display like the 3007WFP Dell, when the movie is a HDCP content protected movie. Is this thrue ?

Will the new ATI R600 do a full 1080p together with HDCP ? Remember : it will be on a 30" display with res of 2550x1600px.

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ya, 8800gtx wont support it on both link ports.. only one dvi link supports hdcp so it ll b hard for a 30" monitor to work out with those hdcp movies.. and also yes for ATI R600, That supports full hdcp.:D 
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