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Old October 5, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Uh where have you been... Go read any review out there or anything...NVIDIA chipsets limit you to using just NVIDIA GPUs when you want to run multi-GPU configurations. If you want to use a single GPU, there's no problem...
x2. By the time you'd need a second 5870, you'll need to get a new cpu anyways. The 5870 wouldn't be a bad choice. Neither would a 260 though! Depends on your budget.
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Sorry to tell you but ur 8800GTS 512mb is the same thing as GTS250. Stupid Nvidia for rebranding older tech to trick people.
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If you decide to sell, I'm interested in those GTSs. PM sent.
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sooo...what if i plan to jump from my 8800's to 260 core 216's ? (2 of them in sli) worth it or not? they're 10x cheaper than when they first came out xD
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Old October 5, 2009, 08:11 PM
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sooo...what if i plan to jump from my 8800's to 260 core 216's ? (2 of them in sli) worth it or not? they're 10x cheaper than when they first came out xD
You really want to SLI don't you...

2 GTX260 Core 216 would cost you probably around $400. I'll go with the ATI 5850.
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Heck, for that matter, at the cost of 2 GTX 260's, you may as well get a single 285 if you're hell bent on nVidia. And if you want to go all out, you could spend an extra $100 and get a 295. Really, it seems crazy to spend that much money on such a marginal upgrade. Not to mention you likely won't really see a difference at your resolution.
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When one of my 8800gt's gave-up-the-ghost I went with 2 gtx 260 (216) in sli. For some reason, there wasn't as big a FPS improvement as I was hoping. I'd probably guess just over 10-ish% increase FPS? I suspect it would depend on the game. However, I think the real improvement will mostly be in the eye candy that you'll be able to turn on. I was able to crank up the eyecandy with the 260's compared to the 8800gt's.

So, don't expect a huge FPS jump, except maybe in newer games. The biggest notice will be in the types of features you can turn on. Oh, btw, the 260's are power hungry compared to the G92 cards.

As for 2 GTS 250's? I took two of these for a one week test drive in my system so I know you'll get only a marginal FPS improvement here. The benefits of 2 GTS 250's over the 8800 gts's would be faster clocks, comperable power consumtion, more memory (1gb), and I believe they're suppose to be quite overclock capable compared to the 8800 gts. I didn't try to overclock the 250's I had. They did handle the eye candy a bit better than the 8800gt's. A very capable card none the less.
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I say you should go with the 285 or the 5870, your pick?
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