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which is good 2 9800gt or a x260

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July 18, 2009 2:31:32 PM

can any one help me i hav a9800gt 512 mb i m looking to buy a new one which should i prefer . to go with another 9800gt or buy a x 260. my mobo dont support sli so i m also going 2 buy a new mobo with sli tech .which mobo should i buy .
i hav a amd phenom x3 8450 2.1 ghz
and my smps is 600watts
if i buy a another 9800gt ,is 600watts smps enough
..................pls any one give reply....i m now really confused

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July 18, 2009 2:48:44 PM

if you go with a SLI route; you will need to buy a new card (that's getting long in the tooth), a new motherboard, and would need to upgrade your CPU so not to bottleneck your system. Then hope the games you play support SLI.

I would just get the GTX 260
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July 18, 2009 3:29:32 PM

Dont go for SLi when u can buy a GTX 260 for same price as there will be no problems and also less power consumption
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July 20, 2009 11:45:26 AM

thank u teja 92 4 ur reply
do gtx 260 get that much performance
i hav a 22 inch monitor
if u dont mind can u give me a good config 2 buy
or make my present config better
my sys is
amd phenom x3 8450 2.1 ghz
mobo asus m3a78em crossfire
4 gb ram
9800gt 512mb gfxc
160 gb sata hdd
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 20, 2009 5:28:07 PM

As an advocate for SLi I would advise you to get a GTX260 (216) or a GTX275 and either use your existing card as a PPU or sell it and buy beer.
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July 20, 2009 5:44:18 PM

SLi is mainly for people with SLi mobos...that's the only way it is cost effective. If you only have 1 PCIe slot, just get a better single GPU
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July 21, 2009 1:33:30 AM

I have both a 9800 GT SLI system and a non-sli system with a GTX 260. The GTX 260 beats the SLI system in everything I do, games, benchmarks, etc...

In short, had I known what the GTX 260 can do, I would have never built the SLI system. However, when I upgrade to a 26" monitor, I will get rid of the 9800 GTs, buy another GTX 260 and SLI them.
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July 21, 2009 3:25:51 PM

hundredislandsboy said:
I have both a 9800 GT SLI system and a non-sli system with a GTX 260. The GTX 260 beats the SLI system in everything I do, games, benchmarks, etc...

In short, had I known what the GTX 260 can do, I would have never built the SLI system. However, when I upgrade to a 26" monitor, I will get rid of the 9800 GTs, buy another GTX 260 and SLI them.

And soon after which you may see some benchies for a GT300 card beating the 260 Sli setup, then you will be back to lamenting how if you knew what the newer card could do you wouldn't have got the second 260 as a single card is better, no 'MS' or heat issues, pretty much the same complaints you've voiced previously just with different cards.
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July 22, 2009 2:28:34 AM

Mousemonkey said:
And soon after which you may see some benchies for a GT300 card beating the 260 Sli setup, then you will be back to lamenting how if you knew what the newer card could do you wouldn't have got the second 260 as a single card is better, no 'MS' or heat issues, pretty much the same complaints you've voiced previously just with different cards.


You are right and I admit that I demand more significant performance gains from an SLI system than a single card system. Why? Economics. Why spend much more on an SLI system and get a lower return when compared to a cheaper single card system?

Besides, a single GTX 260 can't put out super smooth framerates on a 26" monitor. And since I've already got an SLI mobo and one GTX 260, I don't feel like I'm building another SLI system. My position is still this - if building a new gaming system, DO NOT go for the hype of SLI!
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July 26, 2009 12:57:57 PM

Another vote for getting a single card such ast the GTX 260 (216). Had you already owned a SLI mobo, then you'd have a real decision to make.
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July 26, 2009 1:15:20 PM

hundredislandsboy said:
I have both a 9800 GT SLI system and a non-sli system with a GTX 260. The GTX 260 beats the SLI system in everything I do, games, benchmarks, etc...

In short, had I known what the GTX 260 can do, I would have never built the SLI system. However, when I upgrade to a 26" monitor, I will get rid of the 9800 GTs, buy another GTX 260 and SLI them.


That's odd. Different system specs, or the same system? OS and everything the same? What games, resolutiion, FSAA? Going by both reviews and personal testing, I'd expect your two graphics solutions to trade blows with each other.
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a b U Graphics card
July 26, 2009 1:18:16 PM

Is ati cards out of the question??

Check out the 4870/4890.
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July 28, 2009 9:20:07 AM

pauldh said:
That's odd. Different system specs, or the same system? OS and everything the same? What games, resolutiion, FSAA? Going by both reviews and personal testing, I'd expect your two graphics solutions to trade blows with each other.


Both systems with an OC'd e8400 to 4.0 Ghz, Windows XP, 4 gig RAM. However, the GTX 260 is on an Asus P5Q SE PLUS while the dual 9800 GTs are on an Asus P5N-D. The scores are very close and are on Futuremarks results database.
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