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Old 01-28-2009, 08:49 PM   #31 (permalink)
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as been said already, the amount of Vram necessary for a 30" isn't cutting it with 2 260's, let alone 2 gtx295's. so 3 gtx285's would do the trick, and the third doesn't scale well, and is only there for the vram and extra's. so for that res 3 260's wouldn't be as good as 3 gtx285's.........
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If nothing else people like Veedub and Nosboost prove to be an excellent source of used hardware
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:57 PM   #33 (permalink)
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2 GTX295's have more VRAM, right?

2x1792MB=3.584GB
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3x1GB=3GB
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2 GTX295's have more VRAM, right?
2x1298MB=35.96GB.
somebody ought to go back to middle school and learn multiplication again....
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:45 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Getting three GTX 285's over two 295's isnt gonna make a huge difference, its only an additional 128mb of vram.

And yes the GTX 295 has a smaller bus, but guess what when oc'd it keeps up with GTX 280's.

GTX 285 = 1024mb

GTX 295 = 896mb
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We were talking about non-SLi GTX295's?! No wonder..

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Old 01-28-2009, 11:01 PM   #37 (permalink)
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No.

You dont add up the memory in SLI.

A non-sli GTX 295 is two GTX 260's with 240 shaders.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:06 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I meant half of a GTX295.. I kinda think I should go back to middle school, and learn multiplication, and division again. :Z
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It doesnt matter, whether in sli or not you still have 896mb of vram.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:19 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Then why does the specs say 1792MB of RAM? I am confused..
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