well im sure it will be priced around like 150 or more considering it takes alot of many to make those and i believe they stopped production. i would go with the gtx 260 or ati 4870. 4870 is slightly better but i found a good deal on a oc evga gtx 260 for 245$ last wk so it seemed like a better deal
Depends on the cost, your games and the resolution/settings you game at. Don't buy a second 320MB card expecting to play at 1920x1200 with 4xaa. But, a second GTS could offer a huge boost for ya in many games, and a nice way to go if priced right. I picked a second one up brand new many months ago for $88 no rebates.
I play on 1280x800 rez. no AA I just wanted to play crysis:warhead or farcry at a decent setting. Nothing too fancy. My current system runs crysis fine on medium setting but lags alot when I set it to high. I live in S.Korea and I can prolly get a geforce 8800 gts used for around $80 to $120. Oh and btw... should I get more ram? It seems like my 2gigs aint cutting it anymore. I run vista 32bit. Thanks in advanced
sli doesnt necessarily have scaling problems... in this review: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=14
the top chart shows an almost 100% scaling, and if you look a little further down, at the 1680x1050 column, it is ABOVE 100% SCALING! i didnt know that was actually possible, lol.
I think your `lag` is mainly due to lack of video memory, games like Crysis need a lot of it and 320 Mb is n`t really enough at even medium settings.
I would not recommend sli (see the FAQ at the top of the Forum as for why).
At your resolution I`d suggest changing to an 512 Mb 8800 GT/GTS or, if money allows a HD4850, but first read the threads here on the HD4850, it has a few `issues` with cooling!
Yeah I don't think the 320 version of the 8800GTS is gonna cut it for Crysis. You could get a second one and SLi them, and while that's gonna be a big boost in GPU power it's going to be limited by the fact that it has to get info from your system RAM over the PCI-E bus. More RAM would help, especially if it's fast, low latency RAM. You'll see a good increase in most games, but I think if you want to play Crysis on high you should get another video card.