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Gts 250 2x Sli

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August 13, 2010 9:50:02 PM

Hello, im just really stumped on this. I have Alien vs predator 2010 and i can play on these settings with this hard ware.

High - Shadows
Medium - Texture
Anisotropic filtering - 16
Vsync - Off

Intel core 2 duo 8400 3.0
Gts 250 512 Mb
3 gigs of ram
windows 7
1360x768

Do you think i i could play on highest settings or high settings? I honestly don't know. I like the 460 but i just don't have the money for that.
Any idea's? Is it worth getting another gts 250 in this era?

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a b Î Nvidia
August 13, 2010 10:17:07 PM

Those settings look fine and near maximum.There is no need to add another GTS 250 if you play at 1366x768.
Try setting the textures to High and check your FPS
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a b Î Nvidia
August 13, 2010 10:37:33 PM

If you got the right board and the need/want then knock your self out. Two GTS 250s are a nice duo in games that do take advantage of sli and crossfire.
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August 14, 2010 12:07:40 AM

those are actually better settings than i would expect from a single GTS250.

adding a second would make a pretty big difference, but you'd need a PSU that can handle it.
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August 14, 2010 1:20:01 AM

alright well i dont need to try to run high becuase i already tried and i lag....terrible.

Do adding another gts 250 wouldn't be a waste? If not im going for it. I'll upgrade my psu to a 600Wer, that ok?
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a b Î Nvidia
August 14, 2010 1:35:39 AM

Na it won't be a waste at all plus in games that take all that is given to them you will be able to play at higher setting still.
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August 14, 2010 2:21:17 AM

What brand is the PSU?

600w would be enough, provided its a top quality PSU.

as nforce said, a second GPU would be a reasonable upgrade. You'd most likely get between an extra 60-90 percent performance in games that support SLI.
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August 14, 2010 6:03:38 AM

the psu i have currently is borderlining the minium for gts 250.... its 450 WATS

Do you know were i could find any benchmarks on the sli gts 250's? I can't seem to find any...
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August 14, 2010 6:27:39 AM

Get a nice antec earthwatts 650 or a nice corsair 650 watt modullar. Aliens vs predator looks good plays decent on my 9800gtx+
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a b Î Nvidia
August 14, 2010 12:23:04 PM

nforce4max said:
Na it won't be a waste at all plus in games that take all that is given to them you will be able to play at higher setting still.

I wouldn't recommend either SLI/CF on a resolution like 1366x768 because they won't show their full potential. and the performance gain isn't as significant as if its running at high resolutions like 1080p etc.
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August 14, 2010 3:16:43 PM

@ Maziar : why wont it show its full potential at the resolution i have, what wrong?

Thanks for the psu guys, ill take a look at them..
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a b Î Nvidia
August 14, 2010 5:14:37 PM

There is nothing wrong,multiGPU shines at higher resolutions mostly.For example if a game has SLI/CF support,then on higher resolutions the performance boost of the additional card is more noticeable compared to lower resolutions,check the SLI/CF FAQs(link in my sig) if you need more info.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 14, 2010 7:37:34 PM

Maziar said:
There is nothing wrong,multiGPU shines at higher resolutions mostly.For example if a game has SLI/CF support,then on higher resolutions the performance boost of the additional card is more noticeable compared to lower resolutions,check the SLI/CF FAQs(link in my sig) if you need more info.



Don't discount SLI/Crossfire with out having owned such a rig your self. I have owned three Nvidia sli rigs and one 3DFX rig. Both scaled wonderfully even at very low res in most games. Only the console ports and vintage DX8 games don't take advantage while some like GTA Vice city don't work at all. The worst case scenario is the fps being the same as with a single card in modern DX9 through DX11 games. Also overclocking is easy as wiping ones own ass if done right.
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August 14, 2010 8:11:24 PM

I don't know what to believe know... Personal experience with sli, or what a website says...
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a b Î Nvidia
August 14, 2010 8:42:54 PM

bravo95 said:
I don't know what to believe know... Personal experience with sli, or what a website says...



Its up to you if you want then go ahead if not keep the cash. Either way you got plenty for now performance wise.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 14, 2010 9:53:19 PM

nforce4max said:
Don't discount SLI/Crossfire with out having owned such a rig your self. I have owned three Nvidia sli rigs and one 3DFX rig. Both scaled wonderfully even at very low res in most games. Only the console ports and vintage DX8 games don't take advantage while some like GTA Vice city don't work at all. The worst case scenario is the fps being the same as with a single card in modern DX9 through DX11 games. Also overclocking is easy as wiping ones own ass if done right.

I guess you missed my point, i didn't say SLI/CF are useless on lower resolutions, i meant that overall multiGPU shows its power on higher resolutions.
Here are some benchmarks
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/87
Crysis: Warhead - 1680x1050 - Frost Bench - Gamer Quality + Enthusiast Shaders - 4xAA
GTX 480 SLI: 88.5
GTX 480: 60.3
FPS difference:28.2

Same benchmark with 1920x1080 resolution
GTX 480 SLI: 81.3
GTX 480: 49.8
FPS difference: 31.5

Another one
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/114

DiRT 2 - 1680x1050 - High Quality - 4xAA
GTX 480 SLI: 134
GTX 480: 104.5
FPS difference: 29.5

Same benchmark with 2560x1600 resolution
GTX 480 SLI: 105.8
GTX 480: 57.5
FPS difference: 48.3

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_4...
Far Cry 2 1280x1024 2xAA
GTX 480 SLI: 204.8
GTX 480: 153.9
FPS difference: 50.9

Same test with 1920x1200 resolution +4xAA
GTX 480 SLI: 175.8
GTX 480: 101.8
FPS difference: 74

SLI/CF will provide a performance boost on lower resolutions but in higher resolutions,the FPS increases is more.

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August 15, 2010 5:05:01 AM

Oh i understand.... Thanks. I'll use this info for my super ultra bbq super computer im building next. Thanks for the help.
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August 15, 2010 5:05:08 AM

Best answer selected by bravo95.
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