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In regards to a 8800GTS 320mb, what is considered high res?

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April 20, 2007 6:14:07 PM

I know with the higher resolution you go, the more the 320mb of available vRAM will effect your performance, but my question is, what exactly is considered a high or too high resolution for this card? How does it handle 1680x1050? 1920x1200?


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April 20, 2007 6:17:08 PM

1680x1050 is on the border, 1920x1200 is really pushing it. In this Anandtech review, the 320 does fine at 1920x1200 without AA/AF on but the memory limitation is noticed as soon as 4xAA goes on in FEAR.
April 20, 2007 6:35:27 PM

I would like to add that it also depends on the game. In a game that is pretty light ont he GPU overall you will be able to achieve a higher resolution much easier. If you have an LCD I would definitely run every game at the native resolution and sacrifice other graphics settings first. So i guess I would advise you make your decision based ont he native res of your screen. BTW are you buying a monitor or a video card, it sounds like you could be looking for one of the two?
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April 20, 2007 7:25:37 PM

I play at 1680x1050 using a radeon x1950xt with 256mb ram. Only game i've come across that has trouble is rainbow 6 vegas as this uses the new unreal engine and shafts my pc. Its the only game where i have had to drop the resolution.
April 20, 2007 8:01:16 PM

BTW are you buying a monitor or a video card, it sounds like you could be looking for one of the two?

I'm in the process of building a new PC in which I will also be upgrading my monitor. I'll most likely be purchasing a 22' LCD so I will be running a native resolution of 1680x1050; which is why I was curious about the 8800gts 320mb's performance at that size.

Thanks for the link to the benchmarks, checking that out right now.
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April 20, 2007 8:53:28 PM

I have a 22" LCD running 1680x1050 and a 320MB GTS. Most games it does fine, but I would like more, especially for running Oblivion with 4XAA/16XAF with some mods. Anyway, just depends on your games and desires. It's great for the price, but not a 1680x1050 Max detail/eye candy card in all of todays games by any means. For that grab the 8800GTX or wait and see how R600 XT does.
April 20, 2007 9:40:29 PM

At 1440x900, you will be totally safe. In any game at any settings.
Problem is that you cant go larger than 19"/20" at that resolution (are there 20" 1440x900 monitors to begin with?), otherwise it would look damn awful.