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Best GPU(s) to suite my needs? plz chime in!

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April 30, 2009 10:55:33 PM

Hello community, I am a World of Warcraft player. I play 5 different versions of the game simultaneously. This creates a serious demand on my system as you can imagine.

My current build is: Asus P6T
Intel 920 core i7 (OCed to 3.6)
6 gig tri-channel memory (gskill 1600)
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS910 1000W(brand spanking new)
CoolerMaster HAF 932 case
CoolMaster V8 (aftermarket PCU cooler)
E-Geforce 8800 GTS (lol)

Basically I can not determine if I should go for 2 GPU's for ATI?, or SLI? Or should I just go for 1 super GPU like a 295?or 2? I am researching a lot on this subject but honestly can not find what kind of GPU combo would be best to get a high framerate while running 5 games at once. Im looking for anyone's opinion or advice. I really would appreciate it as I do not want to get the "wrong" GPU.

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April 30, 2009 11:40:22 PM

Which 8800GTS is it? is it the G80 core or G92 core? From my point of view if you were to upgrade I'd get 2x 285 or 2x 4890, the 295 is simply 2 of the Gtx 260 on 1 board. If your 8800Gts is the G80 core I'd throw that thing out and get either a 4890 or Gtx 285. Also how much were you looking to spend.
May 1, 2009 12:12:45 AM

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the 295 is simply 2 of the Gtx 260 on 1 board


The GTX 295 is actually 2 GTX 275s on 1 board.....That is why it is faster than the 4870X2
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May 1, 2009 3:53:39 PM

well im thinking about 400-500 tops to get something really nice.
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May 1, 2009 4:31:03 PM

boudy said:
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the 295 is simply 2 of the Gtx 260 on 1 board


The GTX 295 is actually 2 GTX 275s on 1 board.....That is why it is faster than the 4870X2


The GTX295 and the GTX275 both may have 240 cores per GPU-core, but the performance of a GTX295 falls more in line with 2xGTX260s 216 core OCed.

A GTX275 is on the same level as a GTX280. Two GTX275s will be a good deal better than a GTX295 in performance.
May 1, 2009 6:22:24 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
The GTX295 and the GTX275 both may have 240 cores per GPU-core, but the performance of a GTX295 falls more in line with 2xGTX260s 216 core OCed.

A GTX275 is on the same level as a GTX280. Two GTX275s will be a good deal better than a GTX295 in performance.


I thought what they did was dumb down the GTX 275 in order to get a reasonable power consumption. Well I guess everyone will have their own opinion about it.

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well im thinking about 400-500 tops to get something really nice.


Well the 4870X2 is right in that price range. 2 4890s or 2 GTX 275s would also be right there.
May 1, 2009 7:28:40 PM

Great stuff guys. Im gonna look more into those suggestions now. Thanks!
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May 1, 2009 7:44:10 PM

What monitor and which resolution will you play on?
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