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Upgrade from GTX 260 to GTX 285 ??

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Upgrade from GTX 260 to GTX 285 ??

Total: 10 votes (4 blank votes)

  • Yes
  • 50 %
  • Its ok
  • 50 %
January 17, 2009 7:40:29 AM

My system is : Cpu E6850 3 GHZ, mobo Asus P5KC, 4GB Ram OCZ 1066 Mhz, PSU Zalman 600 W, Windows XP SP2, monitor Samsung 2232BW 22".

My question is: I have a XFX GTX 260 xxx edition card. I play at 1680X1050 resolution, very high details and i am satisfied with my perfomance. I will sell my card for 220€ to a friend of mine and i will give another 130€ to buy a GTX 285 card. I saw in some forums that GTX 285 is about 22% faster from my card and 12% from GTX 280. Am i see any difference? Is it worthing, specially in Crysis which i play all the time? I also play COD, World in Conflict, Company of heroes, Assasins Creed, Kings Bounty: the Legend, Far Cry 2 etc...etc...

P.S. My PSU will handle the new GTX 285 card?
P.S.2 Sorry for my poor english

I expect your help...
Thank you!
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 17, 2009 9:05:34 AM

Mate,when u are satisfied with your performance and have no problems why upgrade it ?
GTX 285 is faster but its not worth the upgrade.

"Upgrade something when u really dont get performance from it,not only because something new is out"
January 18, 2009 1:08:50 AM

I have a similar system to you and I would do it. My system slows a tad in GTA4 and it bugs me. So I would.
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January 18, 2009 3:21:47 AM

If you really want to upgrade get the GTX 280 for cheaper and overclock it to the GTX 285s stock speeds (very small OC) and save yourself $50. The GTX 285 is a total joke. It runs slightly cooler and is factory OC'd, just like the 9800 GTX was ridiculous when you could get an 8800 GTS 512 for cheaper.
January 18, 2009 3:24:00 AM

Spitfire7 said:
I have a similar system to you and I would do it. My system slows a tad in GTA4 and it bugs me. So I would.


Ha, same here and look at my system. don't let it bug you the game is total **** on the PC.
a c 358 U Graphics card
January 18, 2009 4:40:43 AM

Nah, I would wait for the next gen card.
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2009 6:08:46 AM

Not worth it. Wait for a significant bump, not just a slight improvement. The possible exception is EVGA's step up program, but that's a special case.
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 18, 2009 9:15:48 AM

Spitfire7,GTA IV PC is a poorly optimized game it has problem with all cards,i cant run it well with MY 4870x2 either.
January 21, 2009 10:14:37 PM

Thank you guys!
Maybe i will keep my GTX 260 xxx.
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