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8800gts 640 sli vs gtx 260 sli

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March 24, 2010 2:35:47 AM

Hello, i myself currently have a evga 680i mobo, 2x 8800gts 640ssc's, core2 duo 3.0ghz, 8 gigs of ram.

i currently want to go with 2x gtx 260's for about 400$, a new asus monitor with res 1920 x 1080.

i guess my question is is this a good move for my money? or is it even worth me upgrading the cards at all and just get a new monitor? i also wonder will my 680i mobo pose any problems with the gtx 260's?

eventually ill get a new x58 or higher mobo but not yet, all my other components work just fine.

i mostly play games like wow and cnc3^ and codmw2.
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March 24, 2010 2:43:09 AM

currently the GTX 260 is over priced so if you want to go with Nvidia, I would await their new cards that are launching this month
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March 24, 2010 2:45:29 AM

+1 ct165,

For $400, you can get a 5870 which performs equal to a GTX295. The 5870 will run cooler, use less energy, support dx11, eyefinity, etc. It will equal 2xGTX260s in terms of raw power.

Or you can get 2x4890s for about $380ish, which is equal to 2xGTX275s.
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March 24, 2010 2:46:55 AM

Either do what ct165 said and wait it out for an Nvidia card or go with the 5870.
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March 24, 2010 3:10:31 AM

ty for the input.....guess ill just get my new monitor, dress up my case and stuff...i was thinking of goin with amd and maybe radeon instead of intel and nvidia.....well see ive got time to decide....
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March 24, 2010 3:16:54 AM

chazman88 said:
ty for the input.....guess ill just get my new monitor, dress up my case and stuff...i was thinking of goin with amd and maybe radeon instead of intel and nvidia.....well see ive got time to decide....


AMD and Intel makes CPUs. ATI and Nvidia designs graphics cards. (AMD happens to own ATI though)

You can have AMD cpu + Nvidia gpu or AMD cpu + ATI gpu, or Intel cpu + Nvidia gpu, or Intel cpu + ATI gpu.

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