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Crysis

Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB
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After being the ultimate card for the Supreme Commander gamer, the 8800 GTS 512 MB appears to be in the same position for this little game that only a few people know about. Namely: Crysis. It is superior to the GTX in the end but its lead falls seriously as we move up in resolution and in filters. This is so pronounced that in 1280*1024 + antialiasing 4X and in 1600*1200 + antialiasing 4X, the GTX takes back the lead. Overall, Crysis seems to be more sensitive to the GPU's power than the memory bandwidth. In regards to the lead of the new GTS over the old GT, it varies between 11 and 16%. The fact remains that 1600*1200 isn't comfortably playable with this 8800 GTS 512 MB, even though we weren't using a high level of details.

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    eisley , December 15, 2012 8:46 AM
    Hi, this is a tricky question, I think. I'm curious. How come a 5 year old video card is only 9 tiers down below the more recent and super powerful 7970 GHz Ed.? (From your most recent Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart) And also it is 8 tiers above the pretty cool Intel HD Graphics 4000?

    Does that mean its specs and 512 MB are enough to work with media and play nicely most nowadays games? (at medium-high settings?) I know that does not only depend on the video card, but that chart suggest that.

    This can be silly, but I'm looking for a video card like this one. I have a Core 2 Duo E8400 3Ghz/4Gb/IntelQ45 machine that I'd like to improve by adding this video card. Any piece of advice? I'd appreciate it very much. (I know I can try upgrading to some Core 2 Quad, but I'm not to much into games nor editing).

    Mostly, what I'd like, besides casual medium-high settings gamming, is what I see in my monitor (videos, images, Windows 7 user interface) is crisp and clear, -much- more than usual. I like high-definition views :) 

    Please, advice me on that matter. Thank you for your review. That video card looks like it's amazing. And is not that expensive.

    - Leo.

    (Cheers from Peru!)

    Pd: My pc is an original HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower PC. And my monitor is a Full HD TV (LG LD650) I have another 3D one, and use this one for my comp. And, I'd like the video card to have an HDMI port to conect through it this monitor I use. DVI does the same? Btw.

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    eisley , December 17, 2012 6:27 PM
    I think I should have said "my monitor will be a Full HD TV (LG LD650)." I couldn't get it to work with my pc cause I need a cable. Which I thought I had. I'll write more details soon. Going to reply the other post. Thanks. ^^