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What is better stay on 3 way SLI GTX 260 SSC 675 Mhz or get GTX 480?

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April 8, 2010 3:51:30 AM
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April 8, 2010 4:12:30 AM

I would stay on the tri-sli for now until theres more info out there for a better decision. You will still likely need to wait for a better release...
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April 8, 2010 12:00:36 PM

I'd say you are fine with what you have. Also, if you are going to upgrade I'd get an ATI 5850 or 5870 instead of the NVidia. You can run up to 4 monitors on those as an additional option. Plus they are Direct X 11 too.
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April 8, 2010 1:18:22 PM

I'm pretty sure triple 260S will rock a 480 in performance,but a 480 GTX will mean Less heat,noise,power usage, and you'll have directx11. It really depends on what is more important to you, Performance or the above pros.
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April 8, 2010 9:37:34 PM

The only reason to change is to sell of the GTX260 cards on ebay while you still get a good price for them, 3 x 150 = 450 ahmm!
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April 8, 2010 10:01:29 PM

I did sell my 3 8800GTX ACS3 cards for 150 each and go with a GTX 275. Overall it was worth it because of the extreme heat those 3 cards produce and the power usage. I would think 3 260s would be less heat and better power consumption.

I literally had to put a floor fan at my feet to keep from sweating so you can see why I did that. If you are running really hot like that then take rolli59's advice and sell on ebay while they are priced well to sell at a decent price then hunker down on a 5870. = P

If heat and dx11 isn't an issue then stick with the tri sli setup. It's your call tbh...
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April 9, 2010 7:21:38 PM

englandr753 said:
I did sell my 3 8800GTX ACS3 cards for 150 each and go with a GTX 275. Overall it was worth it because of the extreme heat those 3 cards produce and the power usage. I would think 3 260s would be less heat and better power consumption.

I literally had to put a floor fan at my feet to keep from sweating so you can see why I did that. If you are running really hot like that then take rolli59's advice and sell on ebay while they are priced well to sell at a decent price then hunker down on a 5870. = P

If heat and dx11 isn't an issue then stick with the tri sli setup. It's your call tbh...



about the noise you are 300% right. i thin i will get 2 gtx 480 and i will sell my 260s. i hope gtx 480 noiseless. :) 
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April 9, 2010 7:22:23 PM

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April 9, 2010 7:55:38 PM

Umm I'm almost 100% sure that heat and noise wise 1 480 alone would probably come close to 3 260s.

I think if ur worried about heat and noise a 5870 would be better. Cheaper too, but if noise doesn't bother u and heat also,and u want more power than the 480 is ur beast


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when I went from 3 285s to 1 5870 the min frame rate was way better even though the act frame rate was lower. Try to stick to 2 cards max.
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April 9, 2010 10:07:42 PM

L1qu1d said:
Umm I'm almost 100% sure that heat and noise wise 1 480 alone would probably come close to 3 260s.

I think if ur worried about heat and noise a 5870 would be better. Cheaper too, but if noise doesn't bother u and heat also,and u want more power than the 480 is ur beast


P.S

when I went from 3 285s to 1 5870 the min frame rate was way better even though the act frame rate was lower. Try to stick to 2 cards max.



did you run 3 gtx 285 with your i7 920 @ 4.02 GHZ? or you had other CPU?
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April 9, 2010 11:04:42 PM

I7, same specs different videocard
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