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What does it take to power the beast?

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February 9, 2008 2:58:06 PM

What does it take to power a beast like the Dell 3007WFP-HC? (See http://peripherals.about.com/od/displaysmonitors/fr/del... ).

What graphic card solutions would do the job best, including SLI/CrossFire solutions?

What kind of image quality differences will you see when you are running at a lower resolution than the native resolution of 2560x1600 on a 30" monitor?

While I'm here, I also have to say that I'm disappointed by the lack of 2560x1600 benchmarking I've seen on Tom's and, well, everywhere...people just don't benchmark at that resolution. I don't think it takes a whole lot more to run through another demo at a higher resolution.

Any input is great guys! And before I pull any triggers I'm waiting to see what nVidia has to offer as a 3870X2 rebuttal. Maybe quad SLI/quad CrossFire is the only way to get reasonable FPS at resolutions that high. :) 

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February 9, 2008 3:22:00 PM

You assume all review sites have been given a 30" LCD for testing. If someone game me one, I'd test at 25x16 :)  Firingsquad sometimes tests at that res(if practical), just not in crysis.
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_3-way_sli_pe...
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/amd_radeon_hd_3870_...

The more power the better at that res. 8800GTS 512MB SLI would get my vote as the price isn't too bad. A single 3870 x2 would proabably be ok. Just don't expect to be maxing crysis out at that res.

I can't comment on how bad the interpolating would be on that monitor. Maybe someone that owsn one can comment if they find that satisfactory or if they play in a native smaller res window instead.
February 9, 2008 3:47:24 PM

Hopefully we'll have some comments from 3007WFP-HC owners.

They have a new 3008WFP out, which can scale resolutions much better, however it also cost about double the price of a 3007WFP-HC...a 3007WFP-HC is already a boatload of money, doubling that is just, well, f'ing rediculous.

I'll check out those benchmarks though! Thanks.
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