260 sli vs 280

Okay so I have a question as to which would perform best. I've got a 2.93 i7(be jealous), 6GB DDR 1600, and a 1000W PSU. Which setup should I go with for my video card? 2 x 896MB 448-bit EVGA cards 260 with SLI or 1 1GB 512-bit EVGA card 280?
I basically want to get the most out of crysis and farcry!

This would be the SLI 260
EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130400

This would be the single 280
EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130368

And just incase a reason is to save a PCIe 2.0 slot, I have 3

Thanks!
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  1. SLI 260, without a doubt, unless space is an issue.
  2. Thanks man, any others out there?
  3. If it's just between sli 260's and a 280, definitely sli the 260's.
  4. Definitely go with the 260's in SLi. I just ordered a pair with my new build which should be here in a couple days. Here's some benchmarks from Crysis running a huge ammount of configurations including the single gtx280 1gb and the SLi gtx260's 896mb.
  5. Radeon HD 4870 X2
  6. jakethesnake said:
    Definitely go with the 260's in SLi. I just ordered a pair with my new build which should be here in a couple days. Here's some benchmarks from Crysis running a huge ammount of configurations including the single gtx280 1gb and the SLi gtx260's 896mb.


    You kinda forgot the benchmarks.......

    Agree with the GTX260 SLI
  7. houstonserenity said:
    Radeon HD 4870 X2


    ATI doesn't really compare to the quality of NVidia. With equal cards of course
  8. jakethesnake said:
    Definitely go with the 260's in SLi. I just ordered a pair with my new build which should be here in a couple days. Here's some benchmarks from Crysis running a huge ammount of configurations including the single gtx280 1gb and the SLi gtx260's 896mb.

    Yeah can you please include those benchmarks? I was looking but couldnt fin't any.
  9. Wow, I did forget the link. Sorry about that, it was late when i wrote it. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-comparison,2007-14.html . There's the crysis benchmarks and theres a several more games listed with full benchmark results. enjoy:)
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