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Which card @ 1680x1050

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April 13, 2009 5:00:35 AM

Well I upgraded my screen to an ASUS VK222U 22" (2ms, 1680x1050, 5000:1) and to get the most out of it and my rig I will need a better graphics card. My current card is a 9600GT and is quite out dated now. I am open to any suggestions but please explain why you recommend a particular card. I have always bought NVIDIA in the past just because I know they have never let me down and my friends are constantly going on about unstable ATI drivers etc. Price isn't so much an issue but I don't want any overkill. Oh I also plan to watch digital TV in the future on my computer, not sure if that has any to do with the graphics card since it requires a TV tuner. :??: 

So I guess my question is: Which would be the best NVIDIA and best ATI card at 1680x1050? and Which is best out of both? Thanks

My current system is:

Intel DX58SO
Intel Core i7 920
6GB Corsair 1333MHz
9600GT 1GB

ASUS VK222U 22" (2ms, 1680x1050, 5000:1)

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April 13, 2009 5:04:41 AM

Oh also I should add I need it for gaming mostly, but also CAD programs such as AutoCAD 2007 and SolidWorks. Digital TV also in the future.
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April 13, 2009 5:31:14 AM

GTX260-216core or ATI4870-1GB should fullfill your needs just fine.

Or spend an extra $50 for a GTX275 or ATI4890

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April 13, 2009 6:23:04 AM

ATI HD 4890 is better for your needs, or try the GTX275 which is on par with the 4890
April 13, 2009 6:27:22 AM

Thanks. GTX 275 is sound rather good. Just wondering how Palit can make cards so much cheaper than Asus and other brands. I have bought Palit in the past and have been happy with the quality and as far as I know a GTX 275 is a GTX 275 no mater who makes it.
April 13, 2009 7:52:57 AM

Yes the chip is the same but is the quality? I know manufacturers like EVGA are very good or Sparkle makes wonderful cards like the Calibre series.
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April 13, 2009 9:10:28 AM

will420 said:
Thanks. GTX 275 is sound rather good. Just wondering how Palit can make cards so much cheaper than Asus and other brands. I have bought Palit in the past and have been happy with the quality and as far as I know a GTX 275 is a GTX 275 no mater who makes it.

Well yes a GTX 275 is a GTX 275...

But that is only a chip and the circuit board, on which it is laid and the supporting components on that circuit board varies from one brand to another...
It is the quality of these boards and the components that make the difference...
It is very similar to a motherboard...You get a cheap mobo with the same chipset as well as the same chipset mobo at a very high price...
April 13, 2009 9:25:07 AM

4890/GTX275 value

4870x2/GTX295 if you have the money, play some serious games, and want great frames

April 13, 2009 12:30:20 PM

i bought the GTX 260 maxcore OC yesterday and i play on a 22'' lcd and its insane ... this or the HD4870 will fill your need , be sure .. over that is a waste of money for this monitor ... you will gain 4-5 more fps ...
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April 13, 2009 12:50:50 PM

^ Actually for the current games, the 260 would be more than enough for that 22" But just in few months time, it might find it hard to play the latest games at max settings...
So the best option would be to get the most powerful card that you can afford...
Be it the GTX 275 or any other...
April 13, 2009 1:01:49 PM

How much better is the GTX 285 compared with the GTX 275?
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