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August 17, 2010 8:22:00 AM

Hi Guys,

I currently have a 1792mb XFX GTX 295 55nm, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 2000mhz GDDR3 GPU 576Mhz 480Cores installed, i was wondering if i should SLI this setup (if so what with) or go for a single crd latest release???? not sure when it comes to SLI as i have never set one up.

Tell me your thoughts :-)

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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 9:04:19 AM

2 GTX295 would be monster setup even in today's date. But i would prefer the newer better cards. GTX295 is a power guzzling machine!

Can you sell the GTX295?
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 9:28:55 AM

+1 for selling recommendation!

yes the GTX 295 is a powerful card, but i think its time for the new GTX 400 series!

with all the benefits of Direct X 11, you seem like an nvidia fan, but will multi-setup with Ati matter? or will you be keeping to nvidia?

just my thought

Dane
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August 17, 2010 10:21:45 AM

Thanks for the replies,

Now i am a big nvidea fan i do have green blood :-) ....but this is due to past experiences with AIT (though this was almost 10years ago, they seem to have got there act together since) I like to idea of selling the 295 and investing in a new single card and now starting to to think is it time to try ATI??? for performance??
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 10:32:00 AM

performance? um... have you seen the gtx 460 in sli? are you a 3D fan? nothing against ATi, its just that I,too, am a nvidia fan!

must say that ATI have improved over the last couple of years, especially with the 5000 series!

what is your budget range? then we can work from there!

dane
August 17, 2010 11:05:01 AM

My budget is £350 / $550 plus on top of that the sale of my 295

Gk
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 11:13:47 AM

The 295 is DX10 and the 460 has DX11. I believe the 295 is faster than the 460 though.

Nonetheless, depends on your budget.

There's the 460 for about $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then there's the GTX 470 for $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the big daddy: GTX 480 for $449
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again, depends on what your budget is and what resolution you plan on gaming at.

As for price v. performance, I'm part of the nVidia fan club, so would recommend green! :) 

But to be fair to ATI, their prices are their strength. They offer at a cheaper price what nVidia offers at a higher price, so it has value for money.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 12:26:35 PM

Sell the GTX295 and get 2xGTX460.
August 17, 2010 2:57:54 PM

Thx for the input guys,

Think i will be staying green as never had a problem with them in the past,

Thanks again
August 17, 2010 3:09:36 PM

Just need to decide which one to go for :-))
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 3:28:59 PM

As i said get 2 GTX460's, they are faster than a single GTX480, and when OC'ed they match the HD 5970. You won't be disappointed and it will be a great upgrade from an GTX295.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 3:36:04 PM

Though if you want extra power, get 2 GTX470s, power and heat shouldn't be an issue because you had a darn GTX295.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 3:41:48 PM

Timop said:
Though if you want extra power, get 2 GTX470s, power and heat shouldn't be an issue because you had a darn GTX295.


2xGTX470 would cost a lot more than 2 GTX460 and he can OC the GTX460's to reach 2xGTX470 level. (aka HD5970 level LOL:D )
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 3:44:52 PM

unknown_13 said:
2xGTX470 would cost a lot more than 2 GTX460 and he can OC the GTX460's to reach 2xGTX470 level. (aka HD5970 level LOL:D )

Not that much, a GTX460 1GB costs ~$240, in which the GTX470s would cots only $120 more.
You can also OC the GTX470s too, to GTX480 SLI level. XD
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 3:53:59 PM

Timop said:
Not that much, a GTX460 1GB costs ~$240, in which the GTX470s would cots only $120 more.
You can also OC the GTX470s too, to GTX480 SLI level. XD


Guess it's his decision now:) 
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