I am currently running a single EVGA 9800 GTX SSC card, which I bought with the intention of stepping up to a GTX 280. Now that it is out and with the price/performance numbers coming in, I am faced with several options. My current card was $350, so stepping up to the 280 would be $300. Stepping up to a 9800 GX2 would be $250. Finally, buying another fairly highly OC'd 9800 GTX would cost about $280 (with the benefit of stepping up for that card as well). So basically, my options are one 280, one GX2, or 2 OC'd 9800 GTXs in SLI. Right now I'm heavily leaning towards the SLI, but I was wondering what you folks all thought?
My mobo is a EVGA 780i, but PSU isn't good enough for tri-SLI. But anyway, there is data to back up the dual 9800 GTX (and especially my SSC's OC'd to 810 core, 2044 shader, and 2430 memory). http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_... The SLI'd GTXs handily beat the current most heavily OC'd GTX 280's. I think the choice is becoming pretty clear. Anyone think people in my situation should wait for the ATI cards though, if nothing else to drive prices down?