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Old 06-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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Hello. I am still looking for a good graphics card to use for dual 28" WUXGA monitors. I need it to be able to do high settings on most games on one monitor, and it should be able to do at least med. settings on one while playing HD TV on the other. Right now, I am thinking this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...L0F-_-14130433
Also, I am going to use XP, not vista on my new rig, if it means anything.

thanks. I usually am an ATI user, so I don't know much about nvidia.
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Whats the resolution on the 28" monitors?
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Whats the resolution on the 28" monitors?
WUXGA

AKA 1920x1200
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I would say a GTX 275 at least if you wanna game on both of those at native resolutions.
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No I want to game on one, TV on the other.
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No I want to game on one, TV on the other.
I would still suggest the 275 or higher. That's a pretty big screen, at a pretty high resolution.
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I would still suggest the 275 or higher. That's a pretty big screen, at a pretty high resolution.
OK. I will look at that one. Does the size really make a difference? I don't know a lot about graphics cards.

OK. How is this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127429
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OK. I will look at that one. Does the size really make a difference? I don't know a lot about graphics cards.

OK. How is this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127429
That's an ok one, but I would go with the EVGA one. EVGA is a fantastic company, with excellent customer service, and an awesome Step-Up program, where you trade in your current GPU for a better one, and only pay the difference. And no, the memory size is really just a marketing ploy IMO, even crysis on all maxed barely goes over 512mb of video ram. If you want to get more memory you can, but if it comes down to a lower model card with more memory or a higher end card, go with the higher end card.
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OK. I don't want to spend that much money, though. So, what would you recommend? Also, how would it stack up against a 4890. I had this in mind. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141091

Oooooo....GTX 280....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130492

Actually, I like this one because I like to have more than 2 monitors.
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The MSI N275GTX TwinFrozr OC GeForce GTX 275 would be a very good choice as it has an awesome cooler and is overclocked. It should perform on par with a GTX 280. But then, you can get the 280 for the same price, less after rebate.

The HD 4890 and GTX 275 are very similar in performance with the 275 coming out ahead in many tests.
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