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2x GTX 465 vs. 2x GTX 295

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May 12, 2014 6:06:25 AM

which is a better performing SLI setup.

Current setup:

i7 1366
18 GB Ram
Fatality Soundcard
1200w PSU
2x GTX465
3x GD235hz monitors
Nvidia 3D Vision

Games played:

Call 2 Duty Ghosts
Fallout 3 and NV
Civ 5
Simcity

I am wondering if 2x GTX 295 would perform better in Surround and 3D.

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May 12, 2014 6:09:57 AM

GTX 295 SLI is better (easily), but that is Quad SLI, many issues with micro-stuttering and scaling is not right. Sticking with dual GTX 465's may be best.
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May 12, 2014 6:12:18 AM

sli 465 will be better. 295s dont even support DX 11, they are getting very old now.
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May 12, 2014 6:49:05 AM

What are some inexpensive alternatives to the GTX 465s? When playing some games in 3d, I get a message the due to lack of resources A.A. Has been turned down to 2x, and to stop getting this message I need to turn of surround. I would do that but then the game screen moves to one of the outer displays instead of the center display. Moving displays is not a option during gameplay.
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May 12, 2014 6:54:16 AM

Whats your full system spec? Are you sure the message is relating to the graphics cards?

Modern alternatives would be GTX 660s, or 760s but they are more expensive still.
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May 12, 2014 7:08:19 AM

if it was me, id sell them and get newer generations
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May 12, 2014 9:13:23 AM

RobCrezz said:
Whats your full system spec? Are you sure the message is relating to the graphics cards?

Modern alternatives would be GTX 660s, or 760s but they are more expensive still.


The i7 is a 920 2.67 1366
16 GB Ram 12 GB triple channel, 4GB just added because I had it but same type of Memory
1200w PSU
Asus sabortooth MB x58 chipset
64 bit O.S. W.E. score of 7.2
Samsung 120 GB SSD for O.S.
2 WD velosiraptor HHD in raid for speed
1 2TB WD HDD for user files

3x Acer GD235hz Displays in surround vision

I do believe my issues are V.C. related but could be wrong.

if I turn off the 3d Vision the message goes away. Only when 3D is enabled in nvidia control panel do I get that message. even if i am not playing in 3D.
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May 12, 2014 9:24:25 AM

there is a Titan card that supports 3 displays but that is at least $1500 and i just don't have that to spend or let me rephrase that The CFO(my wife), won't let me spend that kind of money to play games. I am working on her though.
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May 12, 2014 5:52:42 PM

you can get a GTX 780, that is around $550, great performer for the price.
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May 13, 2014 2:40:02 AM

i personally don't think Titans are worth it, it's triple the price but not on performance. and even if it does tripple the performance (of a 780), i'd rather save the cash and buy the high end card (like an 880 or skip and get 990, or whatever they will call it)
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May 14, 2014 5:07:09 PM

So I decided to go with the ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Cards, they were priced low enough to get two. I am addicted to my 3 display setup and could not go back to just 1 and having 2 displays wont work with the bezel in the middle. I plan to install the cards tonight and will let you all know what i think. I only hope the GPU upgrade is worth the money spent.
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May 15, 2014 12:48:56 AM

rushman64 said:
So I decided to go with the ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Cards, they were priced low enough to get two. I am addicted to my 3 display setup and could not go back to just 1 and having 2 displays wont work with the bezel in the middle. I plan to install the cards tonight and will let you all know what i think. I only hope the GPU upgrade is worth the money spent.


A good single card can do 3 displays no problem. But you will be fine with sli 660s.
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