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Sc0rp10n
02-10-07, 08:12 PM
Thinking of going all out for a new system. Going to be running dual 22" widescreen LCD's. When gaming (single monitor), is 8800 GTX SLI overkill for a single 22" LCD?

Roliath
02-10-07, 10:51 PM
I tried SLI with my rig at 1680x1050 with a buddies EVGA 8800GTX. Still have it installed due to his rig being down, but i've noticed me being cpu bottlenecked at that resolution.
I think to "really" make full use and make it worth going SLI with 8800GTX's is minimum 1920x1080.

|MaguS|
02-10-07, 11:09 PM
Nothing is overkill as long as you can pile opn the AA/AF, heck at 1680x1050 you should be able to play Crysis dam good.

grimreefer
02-10-07, 11:20 PM
the smaller the native res, the longer before u have to upgrade again. 1680x1050 should be fine for crysis with aa and af.

Madpistol
02-11-07, 09:42 AM
the smaller the native res, the longer before u have to upgrade again. 1680x1050 should be fine for crysis with aa and af.

I hate small res's. Makes the picture look horrid once you've tried higher resolutions around 1600x1200 and higher.

HeavyH20
02-11-07, 09:49 AM
For gaming, I think the best resolution for widescreen is 1920x1200. If the game supports widescreen, great. If not, at least it displays 1600x1200 native. Can't beat that. And, this res is where SLI starts to shine.

Madpistol
02-11-07, 12:40 PM
I just love how these systems don't slow down at all. Then, when you get to 1600x1200 or 1920x1200 and you think "oh man it's about to slow down."

Then.... it doesn't. (nana2)

jcrox
02-11-07, 12:48 PM
Anything less than 1600 x 1200 and an 8800 SLI system is pointless. 1600 x 1200 and above with max AA and AF is where it really does show its worth. Putting both of my 8800 GTS's in a buddies C2D system and cranking it up, I would still guess his x6800 limited the framerates.

Smokey
02-11-07, 01:28 PM
Im not pushing my single 8800gtx @ 1680*1050!

Sc0rp10n
02-11-07, 03:48 PM
Well, I'll be using an LCD, so the res will be fixed somewhat at 1680 x 1050. I want to go 8800 GTX SLI, but I'm a little worried about stability issues after reading through the forums.

Blacklash
02-13-07, 01:29 PM
A single 8800GTX does very well until 2560x with filtering:

http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.aspx?page=12&articleid=930&cid=2

Heck a single X1950XTX can handle 1920x in many cases.

Spartan 117
02-13-07, 04:29 PM
1680x1050 works well for me, no need to upgrade for a while and not put to much stress on my GTX's for a good while to come :)

licker
02-13-07, 05:06 PM
Get a "Gateway 24" HD Monitor and run everything in 1900 with everything maxed. Its the only way to game! :afro: