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Old 06-10-09, 09:47 AM   #1
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Question GTX 285 + GeForce Vision

Hey guys. Its been a while since I last upgraded.

Currently, I have at stock speeds:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
eVGA 8800GTS 640mb Superclocked
Intel DG965WH motherboard
8GB DDR2
Seasonic S12-500w power supply
Resolution I will be running is 1650x1080

I am interested in GeForce Vision for WOW. I heard its pretty cool, and I enjoyed 3-D back in the day with SimulEyes and the like.

Now, looking at my PC and limited budget, it appears the GTX 285 is the best bet. I was able to get the BFG 285 GTX OC for $305 shipped which seems like a good deal. Of course I would have liked a 295 but it is a lot more expensive, my PSU can't hack it, and my PCI-E slots are not 2.0. So 285 looks like the smartest without a whole PC rebuild.

Question: Putting the 285 GTX into my above rig, how will it run with GeForce Vision and WOW? I am aware that the 3-D penalty is around ~50%, but WOW is not super graphic intensive. I would like to hear some opinions before I drop cash on it.
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