Hi. I have a Dual Nvidia GTS 240 (1GB each)system and was thinking of doing a upgrade on this graphics config, and was wondering what should I go with?..Does a single GTX 260 Core 216 have better performance than my current set-up or maybe the 275. Your Thoughts? Thanks
Did those come in a dell? because stock GT 240s arent SLI capable... Considering they are nonstandard dell cards I cant give you any benchmark comparisons...
What is your price range, system specs, screen resolution, and purchase date?
You display a very large range here... a GTX 260 is worth about $165 and a GTX 275 goes for $350...
Personally I would suggest you not go with a Nvidia option--as ATI cards are newer technology right now. Most likely your best bet is to wait a week or two and get an ATI 5830 for $200-250, or to just go ahead and get a 5850 right now for $300.
Well sort of, I recently bought a Alienware and it came in a Dual GTS 240 1gb setup. Ya I know, most people hate Alienware, but I didnt have the tech savvy or the time to do it myself and I thought it was a good deal. Hers what I know offhand about my system.
Ok, Im not real worried about the cost. I just want the best Graphics that I can run with the system I currently have without making a PSU change. Does the 5870 have better performance than the Dual GTS 240s?
Most cards above $145ish has better performance than your GTS 240s.
Either a 5850 or 5870 would be many times more powerful. However, unless you are running a few very large monitors I highly doubt you will be able to tell the difference between the two--so I would suggest you save the $100 and go with the 5850.
Toms declares the 5850 "Exceptional 1920x1200 performance, 2560x1600 in most titles" and the 5870 'Good 2560x1600 performance in most games"