GTX 260 TRI-SLI vs. GTX 275 SLI??? Which is better?
I'm buying new video cards, which solution will offer the most performance? More "future proof?"
I take my statement about scaling back, I read a review on Guru3D, and it does scale much better than it did before.
And 3 EVGA 260's are $555 vs. 2 1792mb 275's @ $568 so tri-sli is actually cheaper....
But you would need a Fast Quad to fully realize the performance so keep that in mind.
I was too fast to downplay Tri-SLI.
anyone else care to comment? I just ordered all my parts for my new system, E8500, EVGA 780i 3-way SLI MOBO, 4 gigs Reaper OCZ Ram, Corsair 850 watt single rail psu, Xigmatek S-1283 cooler, Antec 900, 750gig Caviar Black HD,
The only thing in question now is do i go EVGA Superclock TRI-SLI GTX260 for $555 (with rebates) or MSI Frozer SLI - GTX 275 for $518?
3 260s would generally be better, but unreliable fps since tri and higher is iffy, but its more stalbe than quad.
I would stick to 1 or 2 very powerful cards than 3 soon to be discontinued cards, especially with Nvidia's lack of flexibility for sli.
if you have to 275 GTX, but if you want a single card that might be better in the long run 4890 would benefit from more vram or the 285 GTX (but thats exp).
260 is not a bad card at all, but its lived its life:)
Well, they way i look at is, the GTX 285 is just to expensive right now (although BestBuy just had the BFG OC on sale for $297), To SLI those will cost around $650. Crysis Bench @ 1680x1050 very high is 60fps. The GTX 275 SLI will cost $520 and be somewhere between the GTX 260 & 285 SLI i'm guessing 50-55fps.
Tri-SLI 260's cost $555 crysis bench 68fps. Yeah there is no more room to upgrade them if i'm using 3 but it will look sweet in my antec case and bragging rights i guess haha...
So i just bought 3 of these babys... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130433
What do you guys think?
Another thing to think about is that 3-way SLI requires more power and produces more heat.
Personally I would go with two 275's. You can always add a third 275 for 3-way or like a 9800GTX for dedicated Physx in addition to two way 275's.
I have two GTX 260's and love them. Either way you can't go wrong with Nvidia!
Best of luck!
Your going to see bad numbers in GTx 260 tri sli.....probably about a third of what you would get with a i7. If your giong to use Triple SLI, you should DEFINETLY get a i7. I've seen yields THREE TIMES as high between this same e8500 and a i7.
Get a i7 920=$300
Evga x58 3x sli=~$300~
Ocz 6gb ddr3 platinum=$160
Bit expensive, but so is tri sli....
goalguy02 - Personally I would go with two 275's. You can always add a third 275 for 3-way .
You cant 3way SLI 275s, or that would be the best deal.
for the performance/dollar tri 260 cant be beaten.
essentially the 260 275 285 are all the same card with memory OCd and a few more shaders.
their is more head room to OC a 260 than a 275 or 285. so you can get to almost performace, for very low cost.