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2x9800GTX, or one 285?

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April 14, 2009 7:23:40 PM

Thinking about my next upgrade path. Going from a 19" VX922 to probably dual-display 22" monitors. I have a 9800GTX.

SLI the 9800GTX, or go for a single 285?

Just as an FYI, I don't plan on running any games on both monitors at once (if it's avoidable). Also, I have a PC P&C 750watt PSU so I would be fine for power if I SLI'd.

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April 14, 2009 7:32:31 PM

The SLI 9800 GTX would beat the 285..But i rather you go for a single 285 for now and SLI another 285 down the road later because the 9800 GTX is going to start getting a little out dated soon.
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April 14, 2009 10:59:02 PM

I don't think you can run two GTX285s in SLi with that power supply.

The max he can do is two GTX260s in SLi.

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April 14, 2009 11:14:35 PM

no he can

Graphics card IDLE WATT FULL WATT
GeForce GTX 285 194 381
GeForce GTX 285 POV EXO 194 389
GeForce GTX 285 eVGA 194 392
GeForce GTX 285 Inno3D 194 388
GeForce GTX 285 SLI 249 556
GeForce GTX 285 SLI (x3) 262 701

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April 15, 2009 2:38:12 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
I don't think you can run two GTX285s in SLi with that power supply.

The max he can do is two GTX260s in SLi.

I am running 2 285 slied with a pc p&c 750 with no problem. There is pleanty of headroom if i really wanted to add a card, but if I did that I would still upgrade psu.
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