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Old July 7, 2009, 09:00 PM
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Default GTX 285 2G version or 2X Powercolor Radeon HD 4890's (1G each)

I was wondering which would be better a single GTX 285 2G version or 2X Powercolor Radeon HD 4890's (1G each) I have a 30" LCD monitor and I would like to upgrade my videocard so which is better?

Price wise is about the same I can get a new board and the 2X Powercolor Radeon HD 4890's for a little more then the single GTX 285 2G. All that really matters to me is performance wise.
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Old July 7, 2009, 09:10 PM
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You should get 2 gtx285 1 gb's or if you cant afford, then just get one because the gtx 285 1gb even beats sometimes and if not, ties the gtx 285 2gb
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I say just get the most powerful single card you can afford and stick with that. Multi-card setups are a HUGE pain in the @ss and take a lot of your time. More often than not, they do not perform as you expected that it would.
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Multi-card setups are a HUGE pain in the @ss and take a lot of your time. More often than not, they do not perform as you expected that it would.
I disagree..please elaborate........

From my experience its "plug n play".......hardly a pita !!
Also, huge gains all around with no dissapointments at all............were you referring to SLI or Crossire?
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You should get 2 gtx285 1 gb's
^ agreed....or even 2 x GTX 275's !
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I say 2 ATI 4890's in CRossfire than the GTX285 b/c you have 2 actual cores using the 1Gb Ram each.
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So based on what was said above, I am assuming that 2X GeForce GTX 260's (1.7G) will beat the 2X Powercolor Radeon HD 4890's (1G each)? Correct me if I am wrong on this.
Also can some one suggest a good SLI board as I don't have much experience with SLI
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Old July 8, 2009, 02:11 PM
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lga 775 or lga 1366?
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LGA 775 Core 2duo E8500
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get the 780i like me :P its purrdy.
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get the 780i like me :P its purrdy.
Same one I have in my 2nd Rig...not sure if you can find a 750i as 780i is actually a Tri Sli Board....
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