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Cadence October 5, 2009 01:49 PM

buying new gpus!
right now im running 2 x 8800 gts sli

how big of a jump will i be making if i 2x sli either:
evga 250
or evga 260 216 core??

CMetaphor October 5, 2009 01:51 PM

What resolution? What games?

MpG October 5, 2009 01:55 PM

For the first, extremely little. Especially if the 8800GTS's are the g92 core variants, since the 250's use the same core. 260's will definitely be stronger, but it's going to depend on the game. A bigger gain might come from having more video memory, since SLI gives you some muscle to actually use it.

geokilla October 5, 2009 03:20 PM

What resolution are you running? Imo, if you want to upgrade, get the ATI 5850. It'll be way better than running SLI GPUs.

Silvgearx October 5, 2009 03:26 PM

the only upgrade worthy for you right now is the 5870 for $400CAD or wait to see what nvidia's got to offer next year.....

Cadence October 5, 2009 05:14 PM

Running 1680x1050. Most recent games: red faction guerilla, nfs shift, re 5. The 8800gts are 512mb each and are made by pny.
I can't go ati, check my sig for my rig.

geokilla October 5, 2009 05:29 PM

Tehre's no reason why you can't go ATI...What makes you think that you can't go ATI?

Cadence October 5, 2009 07:10 PM

doesnt nvidia chipset not mix well with ATI gpus?

NoKlu October 5, 2009 07:16 PM

Only one way to find out. Don't forget to take a video.:haha:

geokilla October 5, 2009 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by Cadence (Post 266203)
doesnt nvidia chipset not mix well with ATI gpus?

Uh where have you been...:doh: 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...

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