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Old 06-30-2009, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have 8800gt sli with a 750i ftw board and a 2.4 x3220 @ 3.4g... Would the gtx 260 sli be a nice upgrade or should I spend a little more on the 280's or something... best bang/buck is what I'm lookin for =)

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260 is perfect in the bang/buck category, 4870 is similarly good. Though now the 275 is out I'm not too sure. Still, a 260 is great choice.

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I'd recommend GTX 275 SLI which are the two cores in a GTX 295, but even a GTX 260 c216 in SLI outperforms a GTX 295.

Pretty much any of the cards above the 8800GT are viable upgrades and offer around the same bang for the buck.. but I'd take two GTX 275's or two C216's.
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What res are you playing at? Why do you even want to upgrade? Unless you are at 2560x1650, I couldn't see you not maxing anything.
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actually I played a lot of games that still run under 60 fps at max gfx.. I think in another 2 months or after next price drop i'll pick up the 260 c216's thanks
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