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I want to upgrade but I'm not sure how

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January 2, 2010 4:12:21 AM

I am currently using a 9800gt and I would like to upgrade but I can't decide how. Now, I was thinking about getting another 9800gt for SLI but I'm worried about temps and my PSU. I have a 650w PSU I think can handle it but I'm not 100% sure. That said, I will buy another card once nvidia comes out with their 300 series and move one of those 9800gt cards to my spare computer for a media PC and use the other for PhysX. This all said, I was also looking into a dx11 card but I can't afford a 5850 so I was looking into a 5770. So here lies teh questions

I do have an i5 but the board I have supports two way SLI/Xfire at x16/x16 for what its worth. I heard the 2x 9800gt card would be similar to a gfx 275. What would be better ATM, the SLI option or the 5770? Is DirectX11 important RIGHT NOW?

With the SLI option, I'd plan on upgrading one to a gfx 300 series like I stated before using one 9800 in a spare and another for PhysX.

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a c 1649 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 12:19:56 PM

2 x 9800GT is going to give you better performance than a Single HD5770. DX11 is as important as the games that are out, 2 at the moment Dirt2 and Battleforge. If you are not playing those titles there is no use for it.
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 12:35:06 PM

Go with the 2X 9800GT ,when coming to 5770,The only good is the DX11 andtri-Monitor support,and 2x9800 will perform better than a 5770(i think!)
And there are only very few dx11 games,So go with the SLi
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January 2, 2010 1:43:18 PM

Is there a timeframe as to when we can expect the nvidia dx11 cards to be released?
a c 1649 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 1:57:45 PM

Fermi is supposed to be out at the end of the first quarter 2010!