Gaming on 8800gt @ 1920 x 1200

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by irishgrizzly, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I'm getting a larger monitor that goes to 1920 x 1200. Was wondering what experiences people have with gaming on a 8800gt at this resolution? I use bootcamp XP for playing Fallout 3 and Far Cry 2. I played on a smaller monitor, and wonder will I take a big performance hit.
     
  2. IroquoisPliskin macrumors regular

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    If my PM G5 can play games well with that resolution a MP should have zero problems.
     
  3. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    youl be fine 8800gt was made for that res!

    it have no probs depending on game you should max the settings with 80fps
     
  4. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

    ildondeigiocchi

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    I have an 8800GT in my Mac Pro and I am a hardcore gamer. I have been able to max out almost every game at 1920 by 1080 on my 30" ACD except for Crysis however Far Cry 2 plays amazing at that resolution.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're looking at least at the 4870/GX260 at 19 x 12. If you like your settings high that is.
     
  6. nanvinnie macrumors regular

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    i play COD4 and Madden on Bootcamp off my MBP on a 24" @ 1920 x 1200. Works great!
     
  7. Munix88 macrumors member

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    Snap!

    I know its kind of a older game now but Bioshock runs at full 1920 x 1200 res and highest settings without a hitch and probably 60fps on my system under Vista x64 Ultimate. Its miles more fun than playing it on my old MBP. Pretty soon here I'm going to test the Orange Box games from Valve .. and then Crysis :eek:
     
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    For Crysis, yeah...

    But, most (if not all) other games fun absolutely fine @ 1920 x 1200 on the 8800 GT.
     
  9. inigel macrumors regular

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    Just be careful with Source games (Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress 2, etc.) as they make my card scream. However, I also think it may have something to do with 64 bit Vista as I've only noticed it since I installed it a little over a month ago.
     
  10. Pili macrumors regular

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    I can run crysis between med and high settings at 1920x1200 but I ususally end up turning the resolution down slightly and bumping everything up to high. Definitely still very playable though. I do the same thing with fallout 3, except that most everything is maxed with 2 or 4 times AA on, I forget. I can get some real numbers for you later when I reboot.

    edit: I am looking forward to when the ati 4870 comes out though, I feel like it will make a huge difference. Also I can run all steam games maxed out at very high fps as well.
     
  11. Topper macrumors 65816

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    Crysis v1.21 (1920x1200, 4xAA, 8xAF, Very High Quality)

    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 280 SLI - 22.4 fps
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 SLI - 21.60 fps
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 280 - 16.3 fps
    NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GT SLI - 16.1 fps
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 CF - 14.5 fps
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 CF - 13.9 fps
    NVIDIA Geforce 9600 GT SLI - 13.3 fps
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 - 12.6 fps
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 - 10.8 fps
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 CF - 10.4 fps
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 - 9.6 fps
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (1024 mb) - 8.9 fps
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 - 6.6 fps
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (512 mb) - 4.6 fps
    ATI Radeon HD 3850 - 2.8 fps
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT - 1.8 fps
     

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