I am in the process of building a new computer, and I am unsure about the video card. I have a Viewsonic 27" Monitor that I will be running at 1920x1200. I would like to get the 8800GT because it is so much cheaper, but I have seen a few people saying that the 8800GT is really weak at that high of a resolution and to go up to a GTX.
I will be running a Core2Duo E6750 on a Gigabyte P35 motherboard with 2gb of corsair ram.
The soon to be release of the (refresh?) GTS may be the answer to this, as its cheaper like the older GTS, and may handle higher resolutions as well, getting the performance of the GTX at the same time, using less power, and cooler as well
I currently run the e6750 and the GTX on a 28" screen at 1920x1200, and if max framerates are your thing, that is the way to go.
Having said that, I run Crysis at a lower res, just to keep ALL the eye candy going, and still not get bogged down. Handles other new stuff (COD4, UT3, etc) at or above 35 fps.
But, my GTX is over a year old, and if I was upgrading today, the GT would be my gig. Spend ~ $250, vs $500, and use it to step up to the next gen king card coming down the pike. Heck, use the EVGA card, and step up and get your money back if they get a new king in 90 days. Lifetime warranty is hard to beat too!
The card in the link below is the 65nm refresh...not the G92 refresh. It has 112sp instead of 96 and is @ 65nm. It runs faster clocks than the original 8800GTS. The clocks are now up to the old GTX speeds of 576mhz x 1800mhz. Since the price of the GT is higher right now, availability is low and you are planning to play at a pretty high res. I would go with this card and then within the next 3 months step up to either the G92 Refresh when it is available and it wont cost you much...if anything at all. Or to something higher if available of course. The price is not to high above the current 8800GT's that you cant find. I was originally going to get a HD3870, but since I cant find them and I will be getting my vid card for an X-Mas gift I will probably get this and then step up to the G92 GTS 512mb if I feel I need 2. Also, this card has a quiet dual slot cooler that will vent the air out of the case. I love this, and since the 8800GT does not have this I would never buy it. The 8800GTX imo is not really an option anymore with these 3 cards out and the G92 refreshes around the corner (3870, 8800GT, 8800GTS SSC). Here is a review of the card. I dont believe they do to much @ 1920x1200, but just remember that the higher the res goes...the more the advantage that this card has over the 8800GT. Hope this helps!
Get the 8800GT as it's much cheaper than a GTX and gives the same performance when overclocked.But,you can't play the newest and greatest games at that high of a resolution with any card,at least not very playable frame rates.I have a 7950GX2,and the 8800GT outperforms it.Goodluck.
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If you were planning on the GTX use the money to get 2x8800GT instead. Of course as everyone else is saying you could wait for the refresh. I remember hearing to expect them in the neighborhood of $400 but thats way out of my price range so I didn't pay that much attention.
The new (g92) GTS will be ideal, as it has been proven that it performs better than the 8800GT at higher resolutions, as a dual slot cooler, and will cost maybe $50-75 more than the current asking price of a GT (yes, at release).