well i got as a gift not to long ago a viewsonic 1400 x 900 monitor. Works great for what i need so i don't want to upgrade to a new monitor, but my question is i have a 8800 GTS 640 OC to core clock =676, shader 1545 and memory 1018. idle temps are 47 Celsius. Load on crysis 67-68. Would i get any advantages if i upgraded my GPU, say maybe to a 260? Or is my gts 640 OC good enough for the 1400x900 monitor. I dont want to waste any money on a new card if it wont really make a difference except being able to turn up the AA on crysis from 8 to 16QQ
I've got the slightly faster 8800GTS 512MB version. I currently game on a 1440x900 monitor myself. In Crysis 1.21 with Very High Settings, I can play with ~28-32FPS somewhat steady. Reduce settings more, and I could be playing pretty smoothly. Course I also have a Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz, so there could also be some difference in the equation that way since you probably have a different setup than me.
I just ordered a new monitor yesterday, cause I wanted higher resolution. Problem of course, will be once I bump up to higher resolution I'll probably want a new video card too. (or go SLI)
You should be okay where you're at. Just don't set Crysis to Very High settings and expect HD quality gaming.
thanks for the replies, if its not going to do much i will just stick with this one.
i have a q6600 (3ghz) and play on the highest setting on crysis with motion blur and 8AA with playable FPS i would say 30 or so. you should try overclocking your 8800gts 512 because i bet if you overclock it you can play on high settings with some AA. With my 8800gts 640 OC im running a tad faster then your stock 8800gts 512