I know there have been hundreds of these threads, but its a big decision. I keep coming back to wanting a 4870x2 - cheaper, quadfire, cheaper Mobo compared to tri-sli.
GTX295 - saw this article http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/ [...] index.html espousing the brilliance of the 295, but again, I'm not sure.
GTX280 - sli has great results, but to upgrade requires tri-sli mobo, and they are going to stop making these (replacing it with 285). Can't afford 285, in UK the price is insane, dont want to buy a 280 then find no others around for sli...
And you'd go for the single card/sli, but if pushed for performance, ATI cause of the price/performance.
Also for a tri sli fun time, do you need a mobo that does true x16 on each lane, or will the reduced speeds as on MOST boards be ok (i.e. x16, x8,x8)???
lol 295 GTX is only 10-15% faster...its not quite Price/performance, but I mean at 2560x1600 or 1920x1200 in general is def not a waste. Only thing I don't like about the 295 GTX is the low Vram count compared to a 6 month old card like the 4870 X2. 6 months later and still no dx 10.1 atleast if your not going to do 1 gig
Even in games with 1680x1050 if AA is killer like 16 x it could stress a card even like a 295 GTX (Crysis again , and stalker ahahaha)