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Asus P7P55D PRO and GTX 260 Core 216's and a 8600GTSfor PhysX

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April 27, 2010 11:55:32 PM

Okay so I'm getting ready to upgrade my systems Graphics Card. I'm Currently Running a 8600GTS which honestly is a piece of crap. I'm looking at buying two GTX 260's core 216 from evga, one stock and one factory overclocked... I have an ASUS P7P55D Pro mobo and it has three pci-e x16 slots which run at x8 x8 and then the last one is x4. So for my ultimate question is if I put the 8600GTS in the third slot for physx am i still going to get x8 x8/and or aperformance lose for my GTX 260's... Also im wondering if anyone has any other suggestions, I'm buying the gtx 260's for $230 ish and that's about my price cap, help me out never really messed with multi-gpu configs before... and is mixing the core speeds ok? and i would want a 2 way SLI bridge right?


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April 28, 2010 1:38:10 AM

THG's April GFX card roundup gives the "Best PCIe Card For ~$210-$230" to twin GTS 250's or 4850's so if you can get twin 260's for $230, that's a steal.....though mixing and matching vendors and speeds results in ..... at best ...... both cards defaulting to the lower speed.

Your bridge should be in youre MoBo box.
April 28, 2010 2:52:35 AM

Why in the world would you get two cards, why old cards, and why would you not consider getting a 5800 series card 4 the same price as 2 gtx 260s??????

I have considered a gtx 470, not a big ATI catalyst fan... but this is a steal. oh and they are the same brands, evga. Do you have any idea on the lane bandwidth question i have?