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Most logical upgrade from a gtx 260 core 216

What is th emost logical upgrade from a gtx 260 core 216? Also what kind of power-supply should i be looking for If I were to buy a secong 260 and sli them? is it worth it over buying a single card upgrade?
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  1. Well what are the rest of your specs?
  2. amd athlon II X2 240, 6 gigs ddr2 667mhz, 600 w psu, upon upgrading im planning on going with the phenom II X4 955 or 965
  3. I recommend a GTX 470.
  4. jjb8675309 said:
    amd athlon II X2 240, 6 gigs ddr2 667mhz, 600 w psu, upon upgrading im planning on going with the phenom II X4 955 or 965

    Can your motherboard support SLI?
  5. What motherboard do you have? What is the brand of the PSU?
  6. the psu is a coolmax, ive added my system including the motherboard to my systems specs on my profile
  7. the motherboard is a GA-MA785GM-US2H
  8. obviously an sli config would require a mobo upgrade
  9. AMD athlon II X2 240, 6 gigabytes of 667mhz ddr2, 600w cheapo psu, gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H, Hitachi 1 tb hd 7200rpm, dell 22\" lcd 1920X1080, 6 120 mm case fans, Thermaltake r1 cpu cooler, BFG gtx 260 core 216 (650 core, 1100 mem). Lite-on DVD drive.

    For reference.

    Unless I'm looking at it wrong, that board only has one PCI-e slot. So you can't SLI anyway. GTX 470/5850 are the most logical upgrades for you. I wouldn't SLI 260's at this point in time anyway, unless you are getting them rediculously cheap.
  10. jyjjy said:
    I recommend a GTX 470.


    a gtx 470 is on par with a 5850 which is barley better than a 4890 which is almost the same as my current gtx 260 for a three level move the 470 would not be that big of an upgrade i feel

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-radeon-hd-5570-gaming,2697-7.html
  11. Helltech said:
    AMD athlon II X2 240, 6 gigabytes of 667mhz ddr2, 600w cheapo psu, gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H, Hitachi 1 tb hd 7200rpm, dell 22\" lcd 1920X1080, 6 120 mm case fans, Thermaltake r1 cpu cooler, BFG gtx 260 core 216 (650 core, 1100 mem). Lite-on DVD drive.

    For reference.

    Unless I'm looking at it wrong, that board only has one PCI-e slot. So you can't SLI anyway. GTX 470/5850 are the most logical upgrades for you. I wouldn't SLI 260's at this point in time anyway, unless you are getting them rediculously cheap.



    Thanks man but do you think a 5850 will be a big enough upgrade? also will my current dual core hold such a gpu back at all?
  12. also another gtx 260 can be had for 100
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    A GTX470 performs better than my SLI 260s, and its only a little slower than SLI 260 216s. Regardless the only other options you have are the 5970/480/5870 and those are all over priced.

    jjb8675309 said:
    also another gtx 260 can be had for 100


    Where? I would like to know myself.
  14. oh okay so you are happy with the 470's performance? which model do you have? also you have an i7 i see that never hurts your cause, how does it perform at 19XX,10XX with a little more demanding game such as BC2? Im not expecting a card in this range with my current config to run crysis smoothly at highest or anything but if it could nail most games at 40fps plus then ill be happy
  15. Best answer selected by jjb8675309.
  16. also what benchmarking tools do you use and what is the score of the 470 in them?
  17. The GTX 470 is about 50% faster than a GTX 260 (216). That's a pretty healthy upgrade. If that's not fast enough there are only a couple more steps up from that in either brand (HD 5870, GTX 480 or HD 5970).

    I wager you knew that already so whats the point of asking here?
  18. jjb8675309 said:
    also what benchmarking tools do you use and what is the score of the 470 in them?


    No, I don't have a 470, look at my signature. I just compared my benchmarks to other peoples benchmarks, and thats about what happens. THe GTX260 will outperform a single 470 sometimes, but not all the time, and if it does its only a handful of FPS. Granted I do NOT have the 216 version, but that doesn't make too much of a difference.

    The biggest problem with your setup is that even if you did get more performance (versus the GTX 470), the cost for that performance would not be worth it. You're looking at a motherboard upgrade, and I honestly don't see you finding GTX260s that cheap either.

    You'd also be putting money into old tech, loosing DX11, and having more power consumption/heat. I'm happy with my GTX 260 SLI, but if I had a single GTX 260 now I'd get a GTX 470 as an upgrade.

    EDIT - Oh and you would need a PSU upgrade if you went with GTX 260 sli, as well.
  19. a store from pricewatch has them for 117 w shipping,

    http://www.unityelectronics.com/products/6091/BFG_nVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_260_OC_896MB_GDDR3_448_bit_PCI_E_2_0_Video_Card_Dual_DVI_HDTV_&_TV_Out_BFGEGTX260896OCE_Refurbished

    it is a refurbished card though I bought one myself and it runs flawlessly, score a 1900 in passmark when oc'ed, if that means anything.

    i would sell mine for cheap once i save enough money for an upgrade to a 5850 or better, I used to have a 5870 which i got off ebay for 230 and it ran like a dream unfortunatley i was dumb enough to sell it for a profit a few months back.
  20. do you think it might be a good idea to wait for the 6000 series ATI are released then go for a hopefully price reduced fermi card or 5000 series ati card?

    One final question, do you have any idea how much my processor is holding back my current gpu or a gpu in the likelyhood of a 5870? would it be worth it to upgrade to a Phenom II 955 or 965 along with the gpu upgrade? which would you approach first and how?
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