What Card To SLI Or XFire??? 4850x2 vs. GTX 260 vs. GTX 280 vs. 4890? Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx SLI Crossfire Graphics Last response: November 21, 2009 12:43 PM in Graphics & Displays Share wick001 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? More about : card sli xfire 4850x2 gtx 260 gtx 280 4890 theAnimal April 18, 2009 3:57:39 AM What monitor resolution? wick001 April 18, 2009 3:58:42 AM 1920x1200 Related resources Asus GTX 260 vs. Sapphire Radeon HD 4850x2 vs. BFG GTX 280 - Forum GTX 760 SLI vs R9 280x XFire - Forum High end system combo: 790/gtx280sli vs x48/4870x2 xfire - Forum GTX 280 Tri SLI vs GTX 285 SLI vs ATI 4890 Tri Fire - Forum 2x 4890's in Crossfire vs 2x GTX280's in SLI - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer theAnimal April 18, 2009 4:48:01 AM GTX260 216. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card April 18, 2009 4:50:53 AM Yeh, for that resolution, 2xGTX260 216 Sli or 2x4870 Xfire/4870x2 is the best option. wick001 April 18, 2009 5:27:31 AM 4850x2 in quadfire looks pretty tempting for $500 tipmen 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. xblackjackx 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. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card 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 SLI-FPS November 21, 2009 12:43:04 PM i go for the GTX 260 SLI for the 1920x1200 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Mobile 4850 CF vs. gtx 260m sli vs. gtx 280m Forum GTX 280 vs. GTX260 SLI Forum GTX 260 SLI VS GTX280, Which's better?? Forum GTX 260 triple SLI vs. GTX 280 SLI-2 Forum SolvedSLI GTX260 vs ATIs... what? Forum GTX 260 Core 216 vs 4850x2 2gb Forum SolvedGTX 760 in SLI vs 7970 GHz Edition vs GTX 770 OC vs 7950 in Xfire Forum GTX 260 SLI vs newer GTX card Forum SolvedGTX 460 vs. Radeon 5850 (also SLI vs. Xfire) Forum Solvedr9 280x crossfire vs gtx 680 sli Forum Solvedgtx 770sli vs 280x crosfire Forum Solvedr9 280x vs gtx 770 (sli) Forum SLI Msi gtx 760 oc 4gb vs Xfire Asus rog matrix 7970 3gb for BF4 Forum SolvedGTX 770 vs R9 280X (Crossfire and SLI in near future) Forum SolvedGTX 280 vs GTX 260 Core 216 SC vs Radeon HD 5770 xxx edition? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !