Just looking for some information or opinions. I'm putting together a new gaming box and in doing graphics card research I saw a few folks suggest buying 2 GTX 260s instead of 1 GTX 295. Reasons being more performance and newer technology for less money.
Does anyone have any thoughts on that? Are two GTX 260s faster/better than one GTX 295? Is the technology newer/later on a 260 (even though that seems weird)?
Further information below that might affect the situation:
CPU: Intel i7 920
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II Extreme
Memory: 6 Gig of DDR3 1600 (Didn't chose a brand yet)
Power: 1000W power supply (Didnt' chose brand yet)
Case: Probably an Antec 1200 or a CoolerMaster Comos 1000
A 295 is faster than two 260sp 216s. As previously stated a 295 is like two 275s. Two 260 sp 216s come out ahead if they are significantly overclocked, and generally in price since two 260 sp 216s is cheaper than one 295 ^_^.
The GTX295 needs 46amps on 12v rails not 80. For example I have a 620w corsair with 50 amps on 12v rails and I use the GTX295 for 3 months now and I don’t have any problems.
Reply to michaelmk86
April 3, 2009 5:55:49 PM
Thanks to everyone for all of the information. The PSU info was especially enlightening as I could definitely handle saving a bit of money. I was planning on adding another 6 gigs of RAM and another GTX 295 so I don't know if that warrents the higher W PSU.