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Old 07-03-2009, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which is the better option performance wise, to go all out and grab a GTX 295 or get two smaller cards, iuno like two 260's and SLI?

My limit is about $650-$700US
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I would personally go with 2x260 c216's. They could handle pretty much everything you throw at them.
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260s will own a 295 for sure. You could always get a 285 and SLI them later though.
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Which is the better option performance wise, to go all out and grab a GTX 295 or get two smaller cards, iuno like two 260's and SLI?

My limit is about $650-$700US
1 GTX 285 or 1 GTX 275 (SLI later, I assume you have an SLI board since you mentioned 2x GTX 260's?)

or HD 4890 CFX (1 now, 1 more later)
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yep, getting an Evga X58 SLI sometime next week...WOOT!
Right now I'm leaning towards getting a GTX 285, just checked out the prices and I'm liking them.
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i loved both my 280 and my 285, oddly the 280 was slightly better when both cards were oc'd.

cant wait to jump back on the nvidaggan when the new stuff hits the stock

get cha a nice 285 and call it a day.
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ok, looks like it's the 285 then. But then there's still ANOTHER choice, 1gb or 2gb model? Is the extra gig worth it? It's going to cost me about $70US more
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Personally, I wouldn't bother with the 2gb, not worth the extra cash.
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^woot for you, 4000 posts
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this small 512mb 4770 runs my 1920x1200 just fine for now, 2gb isnt worth the extra cash imo.

maybe down the road, but not now.
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