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The Equivalent To 2 x GTS-250 SLI?

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December 17, 2009 12:30:58 AM

Hi, I wanted to know what the equivalent would be to the GTS250 in SLI? Nvidia & ATI.

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December 17, 2009 12:48:16 AM

2 x HD4850 or a single GTX285
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December 17, 2009 1:25:53 AM

O, sorry, I forgot to mention. I ment single card wise, not SLI/Crosfire.
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December 17, 2009 1:31:57 AM

Two GTS250s will be slightly better than a GTX285. So two GTS250s are equal to a 5850.
December 17, 2009 1:56:42 AM

^ Thanks blue.

I was thinking on either going SLI with the GTS250, or switching it out for a single card so I can upgrade to the new card for SLI in the future.

(Lol, ironicly, I said the same thing when I bought the GTS250 over the 8600GTS SLI.)
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December 17, 2009 2:45:36 AM

If you already have a GTS250, and if you can get another GTS250 for around $100-$110, go for the SLi option. Anything more expensive than that then no.

If GTS250s are more expensive that that, sell your GTS250 and get a single 5850 when the prices go down to the normal retail value of $260. (probably in a month or two)
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December 17, 2009 3:06:09 AM

hopefully a 5850
December 17, 2009 3:14:04 AM

I'd rather buy a single 5850 instead, but if you already have a gts 250 another one would be a good option.
December 17, 2009 3:35:54 AM

The problem with this is, my motherboard has 1xPCI-e 2.0 slot (useing now) and 1xPCI-e 1.1 slot.

If I use the second one for SLI, would it not kill the performance of the first card and tone it down to 1,1?
December 17, 2009 3:38:27 AM

Nah, the pcie 1.0 is running half the bandwith as a pcie 2.0 slot and no card needs more then that, I dont even think a 5970 needs that much at stock. If you can sell your gts 250 for $100 and can drop $200 for a 5850 then that would be better. Regardless you should be happy with what ever you choose just make sure you have enough power and your mobo supports sli before you go ahead!
December 17, 2009 3:42:59 AM

how much power does the 5850 consume? If its way more then 2xGTS250's then I'll just go with another GTS250. You can pick them up on ebay for like $60 these days.
December 17, 2009 3:50:26 AM

impaledmango said:
Nah, the pcie 1.0 is running half the bandwith as a pcie 2.0 slot and no card needs more then that, I dont even think a 5970 needs that much at stock. If you can sell your gts 250 for $100 and can drop $200 for a 5850 then that would be better. Regardless you should be happy with what ever you choose just make sure you have enough power and your mobo supports sli before you go ahead!


Well your right about the gts250 not needing that much bandwith but the 5850 and up do better with x16 so the pci 1.1 would be doing about 8x.
So what im trying to say is a complete go for the gts250 and it wouldnt lose any performance at all.
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December 17, 2009 3:56:46 AM

HD5850 = $315
2 x GTS250 = $250
Price/performance = GTS250
How much is DX11 worth = ?????????????????
December 17, 2009 1:57:27 PM

rolli59 said:
HD5850 = $315
2 x GTS250 = $250
Price/performance = GTS250
How much is DX11 worth = ?????????????????


Nah, forget DX11. I'm not THAT much of an gaming buff. I just like eye candy, but not the *** that I could never spot with a naked eye in game play. DX10 is all good for me.

Thanks for all the replies. I already own a GTS250, I'm just savaging on ebay looking for a used one. :)  Probbally around 70 bucks at most.
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December 17, 2009 11:14:09 PM

godbrother said:
Nah, forget DX11. I'm not THAT much of an gaming buff. I just like eye candy, but not the *** that I could never spot with a naked eye in game play. DX10 is all good for me.

Thanks for all the replies. I already own a GTS250, I'm just savaging on ebay looking for a used one. :)  Probbally around 70 bucks at most.

You should also be able to use a 9800GTX+, so long as the memory sizes are the same.
July 17, 2010 9:42:29 AM

even single gts 250 consume same power as radeon 5850.. best is to get radeon card... also it has direct x 11 with tesselation technology...:) 
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July 17, 2010 1:49:16 PM

gopitaker said:
even single gts 250 consume same power as radeon 5850.. best is to get radeon card... also it has direct x 11 with tesselation technology...:) 

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