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9800gtx+ or gtx 260: whats better

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March 12, 2009 5:22:15 AM

I'm looking for a video card for my new pc and am wondering whats better, the 9800gtx+ or gtx260. I may eventually get 2 and run them in sli but i doubt i will, mainly because of the lack of multi gpu support. My motherboard manufacturers website specifies that if i want sli I have to get Leadtek PX9800GTX or a Gigabyte GTX260 to be able to use sli. So which is better, the 9800gtx or gtx260?

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March 12, 2009 5:30:33 AM

well u said gtx260 then u said gtx280. either way, the gtx series is much faster. that being said your computer will be as fast as your weakest link: ie, your processor. you will not notice much improvement if you drop a gtx260 into a computer with a p4 on it.
March 12, 2009 5:50:57 AM

Sorry i fixed that now. GTX280 isn't on the supported gpu list. Which gtx were you talking about, the gtx260 or 9800gtx, because they both have gtx in their name?
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March 12, 2009 6:00:55 AM

What resolution?
March 12, 2009 6:02:15 AM

good question, um...probley around the 1920x1080 hd resolution
March 12, 2009 6:05:39 AM

rav3n said:
good question, um...probley around the 1920x1080 hd resolution

A single GTX285 is good for that res.
March 12, 2009 6:10:11 AM

well apparently for my mobo to fully support the gpu it has to be listed on the asrock website which i thought was a load of *** but i rang a tech shop and they confirmed it is true so im kinda limited and the gtx285 is a out of my budget so its either 9800gtx or gtx260
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2009 6:25:13 AM

GTX 260...
March 12, 2009 6:26:05 AM

like i said before: the gtx series no matter what gtx is faster than the 9800gtx. what processor u got?
March 12, 2009 6:28:51 AM

I have a amd phenom II 940 3ghz quad core (dont ask why i didnt go intel) asrock K10N780SLIX3 mobo, 4gb ram, 850w sli psu, nzxt tempest case,320gb hdd,
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2009 6:34:47 AM

Well get the newer card...the GTX260...shuld be very gud for ur setup...
March 12, 2009 6:37:14 AM

Makes sense thanks for the help :) 
March 12, 2009 3:34:28 PM

You should get the gigabyte Gx260. It's odd how limited your options are. There probably the only tested brands. Many other would probably work fine.
March 12, 2009 3:58:24 PM

Lucky for you, the GTX 260's just dropped in price!
March 12, 2009 11:38:38 PM

Well i ended up getting the EVGA GTX260 overclocked one. Thanks for the help peoples. :) 
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2009 12:10:01 AM

gtx280 isnt support? im sure it will work on your mobo.
March 13, 2009 5:45:39 AM

just get two 9800gtx plus and it will out perform on sigle gtx260 ...
March 13, 2009 5:36:22 PM

1 GTX 260 is more future proof, and allows a cheap upgrade path to GTX 260 SLI in the future.
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2009 6:58:25 PM

^ But by the time you get another GTX260 for SLi, DX11 cards would be released. =/