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What Card To SLI Or XFire??? 4850x2 vs. GTX 260 vs. GTX 280 vs. 4890?

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April 18, 2009 3:50:30 AM

I am building a new rig, can't decide what would be the best option.

I am buying (2) of whatever card I decide to get to SLI or Crossfire. I don't want to pay top dollar for the 4870x2 or GTX 295.

What do you think?
April 18, 2009 3:57:39 AM

What monitor resolution?
April 18, 2009 3:58:42 AM

1920x1200
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April 18, 2009 4:48:01 AM

GTX260 216.
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April 18, 2009 4:50:53 AM

Yeh, for that resolution, 2xGTX260 216 Sli or 2x4870 Xfire/4870x2
is the best option.
April 18, 2009 5:27:31 AM

4850x2 in quadfire looks pretty tempting for $500
April 18, 2009 5:57:48 AM

Just go for the 2 GTX260 SLI or 4890 crossfire. If you have the need upgrade wait for this summer when they release better cards. Ati's 5800 or nvidia's 300 cards should be very promising.
April 18, 2009 5:15:01 PM

id go with tipmans suggestion. 4890s crossfired and overclocked to 1ghz(if you get a couple good ones) would make a hell of a machine. i contemplated selling my 295 for this option but the gain would be negligable.
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April 18, 2009 5:42:47 PM

^ Quad fire scales poorly. Tri-Xfire/SLi is the max you should do.

ie. Get 1 4850x2 and Xfire that with a single 4850

Or Xfire 2 higher end GPUs
November 21, 2009 12:43:04 PM

i go for the GTX 260 SLI for the 1920x1200 :bounce: 
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