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Old 12-15-2008, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, all, i was wondering what would work better for a 1920x1080 moniter

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N879-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
9800 GTX+ (or the 1gig version) in sli

or....

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
260 GTX core 16 clock, superclocked

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SLI 9800GTX+ will be better in raw performance.....but the price/performance ratio of the GTX 260 Core 216 is better in the long run. Plus, when the GTX 260 starts to lag behind, by that time another one for SLI with that will only cost probably around the $125 to $150 range.
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what about the regular 9800 gtx? if i sli those, will i still be gaining performance over the 260?
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Yes, the performance would be higher, but so is the cost.

Can I have the rest of your system specs?

If it was me I would get the GTX 260 Core 216. Who wants to mess with SLI anyways?
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Yes, the performance would be higher, but so is the cost.

Can I have the rest of your system specs?

If it was me I would get the GTX 260 Core 216. Who wants to mess with SLI anyways?
yea...performance would be better. but you have to think of the negatives of SLI

more stress
some games don't use
some games act weird with it
driver issues
etc....
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