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I have a 1650x1050 moniter, GTX 295?

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April 17, 2009 1:34:11 PM

ATM I have a 1650x1050 moniter. Is the Nvidia GTX 295 still worth it? or should I just save $190 and get the Nvidia GTX 285?

I MUST play all games out now at max settings. (exception is Crysis, I want at least 4x AA).
April 17, 2009 2:32:36 PM

Save your money and get a gtx 260, 4890,4870, or gtx 275
April 17, 2009 2:42:10 PM

Yes an overclocked 260 or 275 will work very well indeed...or 4870 and 4890....any of these cards push 1680x1050 quite nicely...they even rock 1920x1080
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April 17, 2009 3:21:26 PM

Yeah. 260 should be fine after a slight OC. You could go 275 if you have the money.

One question: What happened to the "Create new thread" and "Create new poll" options on top the forum?
April 17, 2009 4:46:15 PM

The GTX295 is NOT overkill for this resolution if you play games like crysis, STALKER Clear Sky, Cryostasis, farcry2, empire total war. But it is overkill for games like Call of Duty, left 4 dead.

Some benchmarks with GTX295:

Crisis benchmark 1920x1200 veryhigh DX10 = 40fps
Crisis benchmark 1680x1050 veryhigh DX10 = 48fps

STALKER Clear Sky benchmark 1920x1200 max Setting DX10 = 25fps
STALKER Clear Sky benchmark 1680x1050 max Setting DX10 = 30fps
.....


GTX275/4890 value

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

April 17, 2009 4:54:32 PM

Yes, if you want to max AA and AF on crysis, your only choice is a dual card/gpu setup even at 1680x1050. But is the game play experience that much better? And is it worth the hassle and expense of dealing with crossfire or SLI?
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April 17, 2009 4:55:06 PM

michaelmk86 said:
The GTX295 is NOT overkill for this resolution if you play games like crysis, STALKER Clear Sky, Cryostasis, farcry2, empire total war. But it is overkill for games like Call of Duty, left 4 dead.

Some benchmarks with GTX295:

Crisis benchmark 1920x1200 veryhigh DX10 = 40fps
Crisis benchmark 1680x1050 veryhigh DX10 = 48fps

STALKER Clear Sky benchmark 1920x1200 max Setting DX10 = 25fps
STALKER Clear Sky benchmark 1680x1050 max Setting DX10 = 30fps
.....


GTX275/4890 value

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


At last someone with some sense. 1680x1050 is not overkill for 295. Brilliant well done michaelmk86
. Everyone else reckons it's overkill. NO IT ISN'T
April 17, 2009 5:25:21 PM

Aren't crysis and stalker both badly optimized titles though? :whistle: 
April 17, 2009 6:06:24 PM

rewindlabs said:
Aren't crysis and stalker both badly optimized titles though? :whistle: 


That's the rumor, but the vast majority of people saying that have zero programming knowledge and are just repeating what they hear. I'm not saying they are optimized, but I am of the opinion that simply being demanding and having high hardware requirements does not automatically mean unoptimized. If someone has some more compelling evidence, I'd like to see it.

No, that's not a challenge for arguing, I really would like to see it. I like being edumacated =]



Anyway, while a 295 would be overkill for most people, if you play all current games at maximum settings, use lots of AA/AF, and still want a good framerate, the 295 wouldn't be a bad choice. Similar to what Michael said, just make sure the games you play can take advantage of the horsepower.

If you decide the 295 is overkill, you should look at the Radeon 4890. It's a surprisingly potent card.
April 17, 2009 6:21:22 PM

Not really worth it.

The best value would defenetly be a GTX260 or GTX275. The GTX285 is the top i would buy for 1680x1050.

And this is what i have .. a GTX285 ... im playing @ 1680x1050 ....
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April 17, 2009 6:28:52 PM

boulard83 said:
Not really worth it.

The best value would defenetly be a GTX260 or GTX275. The GTX285 is the top i would buy for 1680x1050.

And this is what i have .. a GTX285 ... im playing @ 1680x1050 ....


I can't say i blame you although the GTX 285 is a very enviable card. What FPS are you getting in Crysis?

(I know people bang on about Crysis but I think it's still one of the best shooters. Yes it's not greatly optimised but if I have to throw serious hardware at it to make it play I will). My i7 system is coming in 2 weeks.
April 17, 2009 7:00:42 PM

michaelmk86 said:
The GTX295 is NOT overkill for this resolution if you play games like crysis, STALKER Clear Sky, Cryostasis, farcry2, empire total war. But it is overkill for games like Call of Duty, left 4 dead.

Some benchmarks with GTX295:

Crisis benchmark 1920x1200 veryhigh DX10 = 40fps
Crisis benchmark 1680x1050 veryhigh DX10 = 48fps

STALKER Clear Sky benchmark 1920x1200 max Setting DX10 = 25fps
STALKER Clear Sky benchmark 1680x1050 max Setting DX10 = 30fps
.....


GTX275/4890 value

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


Would the GTX 285 be in between value and enthusiast performance? I still want play all games with max settings at 1650x1050, the only thing I ever will turn down a little is AA.
April 17, 2009 8:29:29 PM

@ terminus
The GTX285 can do it ...

@ kkkk1
Didnt tryed crysis. Ill have to reinstall. Ill try it soon and leave you some feedback about it. Ill have my P5Q FSB1600 tonight. It mostly depand on if my GF let me play with my cpu ;) 

ill leave some feedback about it. I think the OP need it too :D 
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