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Upgrade to GTX 260?

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August 8, 2010 12:01:38 AM

Alright peeps first post here im pretty lost on what to do im wanting to upgrade visual quality on pc i currently have a BFG 8800GT OC2 i was thinking of upgrading to a 260 but by the looks of some reveiws and some other similar discussion ive read they say two SLi 8800GT's give out more or less same quality, Im a little lost of what to do.

Thanks Kevz

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August 8, 2010 12:22:06 AM

go for the HD 5770. It performs almost as good as the HD 4870 or maybe even equal to the HD 4870 which performs almost as good as the GTX 260 but it uses less power and it has DX 11. The GTX 260 is obviously still a better card, it got physx and its MUCH older despite its age its better than the newer HD 5770 but still go for the HD 5770 since the GTX 260 is obsolete.
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August 8, 2010 12:48:32 AM

Kevz89 said:
Alright peeps first post here im pretty lost on what to do im wanting to upgrade visual quality on pc i currently have a BFG 8800GT OC2 i was thinking of upgrading to a 260 but by the looks of some reveiws and some other similar discussion ive read they say two SLi 8800GT's give out more or less same quality, Im a little lost of what to do.

Thanks Kevz

A pair of 8800GT's will give you performance on par with a GTX280, more than a GTX260 or 5770.
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August 8, 2010 12:53:35 AM

if i could find another 8800GT OC2 then maybe i could go for the SLI theory but i cant so it looks like ill have to go for original idea or with what okini55 suggested have allok at specs of the cards together first obviously .. and thanks for quick replies
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August 8, 2010 12:58:13 AM

Look at the GTX460 then, it's a bit more expensive than the HD5770 but it's a much better card.
August 8, 2010 2:23:57 AM

i don't think gtx 260 is worthy upgrade in the long run... if you relly have the money to spend on SLI... i suggest you go for gtx 460... because a pair of these costs less than hd 5870... 5970 and gtx 480.... and of course beat both single gpu and slightly behind 5970 at much lower costs... but make sure your motherboard supports SLI so you don't have to spend additionally for the motherboard... SLI gtx 460 can be considered.. if you want to upgrade for the long term...
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