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Should I go SLI 8800GTS or single GTX 260 Core 216

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November 23, 2008 8:43:14 PM

Ive had my mind set on a single EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 for a while now with the possibilty of doing that in SLi mode in the future but for about $50-$70 more, would I be better to go with two BFG Tech 8800GTS's...

The games I play are, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Call of Duty: World at War (when I get my new pc built) and FarCry 2/Crysis (when I get it built also)

Should I go with the two 8800's right now or go with the 260 and wait a little while and do that in Sli?
November 23, 2008 9:10:55 PM

I think having two 8800GTS is a better idea provided you have a PSU that can handle it. :) 
November 23, 2008 9:13:56 PM

I say 260, and use your gts for physx. The 260 when overclocked probably runs neck and neck with 8800GTS sli.
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November 23, 2008 9:25:02 PM

Well, i dont know how it runs when its overclocked but I do know it's just barely under the two 8800's....

You're right!! I forgot about the physx in the GTX 260! thanks & sorry for the dumb post.
November 23, 2008 11:48:57 PM

Not dumb if you already have 8800gts not everyone knows that you can run 1 card for just physx and another for games.
November 24, 2008 12:25:29 AM

+1 !

core216 = main gpu
8800gts = physics

Seems to be good, not alle game thats support Physics but youll have a nice card to run all game (GTX260) and Better physics on some game.

GOOOD

P.S. and you can still and another Core216 later ....
November 24, 2008 12:27:47 AM

You can SLI a GTX 260 and a 8800 together?!

I thought you had to have the same card and I don't have a 8800, Im trying to decide on all this stuff because Im planning on a new build very soon.
November 24, 2008 12:59:55 AM

NO, were not speaking about SLI, we speak about dedicated PHYSX card.

you can offload the physx calculation from the main GPU by adding a second GPU (that can be a different one) and tell your driver to use this second card as the Physx driver.

NOT ALL GAME SUPPORT PHYSX
http://developer.nvidia.com/object/physx_good_company.h...

You get better in game physics, not better perf.

Your futur SLI core 216 is still the better choice !
(need nice PSU-CPU-Memory to prevent bottleneck)

In my opinion, buying the core 216 is the better choice you can make. Nice GPU.
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