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implosion222 July 30, 2010 01:51 PM

Time for an upgrade .. maybe?
 
Well I've had this Visiontek 4870x2 and XFX 4870x2 in CF for a while now. It was doing fine.. until I went up the 3008WFP.

What should I do? Sell the 4870x2's? upgrade to a GTX480 or wait till 104?

Ultimately I'd like to go with a 1 card solution. CF = insane amount of heat and poor scaling.

_dangtx_ July 30, 2010 02:06 PM

good idea to sell em till they still have some residual value in them :)

104 as gf104? two of those in sli will be as good or better than a gtx480, but dont think itll spank dual 4870x2's

implosion222 July 30, 2010 02:28 PM

I'm thinking GTX 495. My CF'ed 4870x2s have a hard time keeping up at 2560X1600. And I dont wanna spend more than 600-700$

_dangtx_ July 30, 2010 03:26 PM

itll be expensive, cheaper to get dual cards than one single pcb with dual gpus onboard :)
sli rules still aply be it on same pcb or not, altough its easier i guess with one card.

rjbarker July 30, 2010 03:45 PM

One thing I can honestly attest to, the Scaling with Sli 480's is incredible......as it was with my previous 280's..

_dangtx_ July 30, 2010 03:51 PM

i think i looked into it before..hmm..but is it the cards themselves or better drivers this time around that improve on the mentioned scalability? :)
anyway you look at it it doesnt make sense not to sli at the present moment :)

implosion222 July 30, 2010 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjbarker (Post 409839)
One thing I can honestly attest to, the Scaling with Sli 480's is incredible......as it was with my previous 280's..



I know.. that's why I wanna get away from ATI. the performance gain with a second 4870x2 is.. well minimal.

supaflyx3 July 30, 2010 05:26 PM

I still say 2x 460 1GB :P

implosion222 August 1, 2010 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supaflyx3 (Post 409865)
I still say 2x 460 1GB :P


Yea but I'm not looking for something that will match or not even in some cases, the performance of my 2 cards. I'm looking for something that will significantly increase my fps.

lowfat August 1, 2010 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by implosion222 (Post 409842)
I know.. that's why I wanna get away from ATI. the performance gain with a second 4870x2 is.. well minimal.

Current generation ATI cards scale very good as well. A lot of games have near perfect scaling.


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