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4 way sli Cassified, two gtx 295s or 4 gtx 285s ???

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February 10, 2010 3:26:06 AM

Whats the better set up for the 762/ 4 @ 16x ... 2 x 295's or 4 x 285's ???
a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 4:34:11 AM

HD5870x2 FTW!!!
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 5:37:27 AM

4 5850s will kill 4 285s for much cheaper as well.

1 5970 = 2 underclocked 5870s or 2 5850s
1 OCed 5970 = 2 5870s or 2 OCed 5850s

1 OCed 5970 = 2x GTX295 in Quad SLi
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a c 189 U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 8:12:57 AM

Agree with 3 peoples above... :D 
4x 5870.

Are u on a plan to buy those nvidia's cards?
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February 10, 2010 1:51:03 PM

I really would just like to see a setup with 4x GTX 285s since there is only one board (that EVGA classified) and one special EVGA card that will allow it. It would be pretty impracticable though since two 5970s would crush it in just about every game plus the 5970s are DX11 cards :D . I say get two 5970s in crossfire and one GTX 260 to use for PhysX. It will probably be cheaper than 4 of those GTX 285s
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 3:14:42 PM

If money isn't the issue, and you are intent on getting the strongest nvidia setup available today, 4x 285 is stronger than 2x 295.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 3:31:15 PM

If you really want nVidia, for the the 285's. But as others have said, it would be better to wait a few months. ATI's HD5890 will kill EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING in 4-way CrossFire.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 4:29:23 PM

Both are stupid, unless you enjoy throwing money away and probably making your CPU into a bottleneck.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 4:39:00 PM

Note that the EVGA does support crossfire, you just have to buy the crossfire bridges separately and I'm not sure how feasible that is.

To the OP, you are willing to lay down well over $1000 on GPUs, so I STRONGLY recommend that you wait until the GTX 4xx series, codenamed Fermi or G100, come out. These cards should be comparable to ATI's 5xxx series and will work perfectly on your board. They should be released mid-late March with limited supply.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 4:41:09 PM

I think the 5800 cards come with a crossfire bridge so that wont be a problem.
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February 10, 2010 4:46:59 PM

paperfox said:
I think the 5800 cards come with a crossfire bridge so that wont be a problem.


True, I forgot about that, but I wonder how they will work on that board, they should do fine I suppose.

Still if he is wanting to put down that much money and he can wait, then he should so that he can get the most for his money whether in the form of a GTX 4xx card or cheaper 5xxx cards, possibly the rumored 5890.
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February 23, 2010 1:36:01 AM

Thanks for everyones input... I really appreciate it... Yes the ATI/AMD cards will spank the hell out of the Nvidia cards... I do have an Evga 762, very sweet board by the way, I'm running 3 x Gtx 260 Maxcore 55's so I should be fine till we see what happens... I'm a little currious about Fermi myself ... And the Evga 762 does support Crossfire but you only get Nvidia bridges with the board... The Nvidia cards are now way out of line on pricing for the asssssswhipppppin they have been taking from the 5780's and 90's ... Thats why If Nvidia wants me to buy more of there cards , they need to step it up a notch or two, or three ... Thanks again everyone for you time ! Lets see what happens with Fermi... Thanks !
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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2010 1:52:23 AM

I'm just going to put this out there, OP what are your thoughts on eyefinity? It sounds like you have the money, and if I am correct then I recommend that you look around to see what it offers. I was... dispassionate towards it, but I've grown to like it myself after some research.

Also, good job on your patience, with a budget like yours waiting is a very good idea.
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February 23, 2010 1:59:52 AM

I know, I saw it... just a bunch of ###################################'s
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February 23, 2010 2:05:04 AM

Str8creepin said:
I know, I saw it... just a bunch of ###################################'s


I'm not sure what your meaning is here.
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February 23, 2010 2:10:16 AM

I'm running a Toshiba 1080 p 40 " Eyefinity would just make me three times as blind ... lol It is some very cool tech though... And yes, waiting is a good thing when your $ 1,600.00 worth of GPU's can become obsolete and considered mainstream or slow before UPS can get them to your door...
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February 23, 2010 2:12:13 AM

AMW1011 said:
I'm not sure what your meaning is here.

My type o on the ati card #s in previous post, sorry
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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2010 2:19:02 AM

Str8creepin said:
I'm running a Toshiba 1080 p 40 " Eyefinity would just make me three times as blind ... lol It is some very cool tech though... And yes, waiting is a good thing when your $ 1,600.00 worth of GPU's can become obsolete and considered mainstream or slow before UPS can get them to your door...


Very true very true. I'm not a fan of gaming on an HDTV myself, though I understand that there is nothing wrong with it, when it comes to gaming the pixel density is my main concern, but then again I am a resolution whore. Regardless, eyefinity is quite nice and not all that expensive with decent 1080p monitors, but it definitely is still a niche market. Then again PC gaming on a 40" is too... Damn it now I'm going to have to hook up my PC to the big screen and play some COH!

Yeah, I am very picky and cautious about buying PC tech. Some things will be obsolete before they even arrive, while other will do just fine for years. I still can only barely justify upgrading my old E6750 to my i5 750... Then again it becomes much more difficult when you want maximum performance. I can max out most games, or come close, at 1920x1200 without AA on cards that are over two years old. That is fine by me. I can definitely understand how it feels to get angry when you have to put textures to high instead of Ultra in MW2 or play Crysis at medium-high settings, but oh well I'm not made of money. To be honest I'm looking at the 6xxx series and nVidia's equivalent, likely a Fermi refresh, for my next GPU upgrade.
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