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GTS 250 SLI vs new graphics card

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September 12, 2010 2:40:28 PM


I Have a gigabyte GTS 250 1GB GDDR3 and have been disappointed at my frame rates on 1280x1024 resolution. I'm thinking of getting a LG W2486L and I'm wondering if the card will be able to handle 1920 x 1080 res. Should I get another GTS 250 or get a new card and if so what do you suggest?

Specs
Gigabyte GTS 250 1GB
Intel core i5 650 @ 3.6 GHZ
Intel(R)5 series/3400 chipset
4 gig Ram
Huntkey True AFPC 700W Power Supply
a c 1363 U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 2:47:52 PM

Single GTS250 should do OK, 2x GTS250 SLI would do great. A single GTX 460 1GB would be my choice though.
a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 3:15:47 PM

Disappointed with GTS 250 at 1280x1024?I smell something fishy.......
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 3:21:42 PM

I would be disappointed with 1280x1024. (he is fixing that)
a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 3:25:15 PM

rolli59 said:
I would be disappointed with 1280x1024. (he is fixing that)

I meant that the GTS 250 should give good performance at that resolution.On the other hand anyone with that resolution would like to get a higher resolution monitor.
September 12, 2010 4:29:00 PM

I get 40fps average on mafia 2..... I do smell something fishy with this rig, it's relatively new but can't figure out whats slowing it down.
a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 4:33:03 PM

If it is on High settings with AA on, PhysX off, as measured in the built in benchmark then you have nothing wrong with your system mate.
September 12, 2010 4:36:53 PM

ok..... then it's just the shitty res that makes it stink
September 12, 2010 4:38:22 PM

is the Radeon HD 5970 worth it's price tag?
a c 1363 U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 4:40:11 PM

BoerRepublic said:
is the Radeon HD 5970 worth it's price tag?

No! But it is great for bragging rights.
a c 172 U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 5:40:10 PM

If you are able to get another GTS 250 dirt cheap then knock your self out but the 1156 platform isn't very good for sli/crossfire. A 460 will be a better investment.
a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 5:59:42 PM

nforce4max said:
If you are able to get another GTS 250 dirt cheap then knock your self out but the 1156 platform isn't very good for sli/crossfire. A 460 will be a better investment.


PCIe running at 8x for sli is more than enough, especially with a gts 250... But yeah I would rather have a 460 too. Although if you've already got the 250, just grab another imo.
a c 172 U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 6:58:04 PM

jryan388 said:
PCIe running at 8x for sli is more than enough, especially with a gts 250... But yeah I would rather have a 460 too. Although if you've already got the 250, just grab another imo.


Sure if there is nothing else connected that uses pci-e lanes for I/O like USB 3.0 or a discrete audio card.
September 12, 2010 7:40:40 PM

I'm think I'm going for the Palit GeForce GTX 460 1024MB Sonic Platinum
September 12, 2010 7:48:02 PM

And I'm confused can the ga-h55m-s2h (my motherboard) support SLI? it has 2 slots
a c 172 U Graphics card
September 12, 2010 8:31:17 PM

You need to read up on the pci-e limitation in depth to really understand what I had said earlier. For most users this isn't a problem since do not crossfire or sli. There are 16 lanes provided provided by the integrated controller on the cpu (mcm) then there is a few more provided by the SB for integrated stuff like SATA, USB, Super I/O, audio, and other things. So they use up those lanes so in your case you can get 8x8 sli but not any thing else like a sound card or a network card. I suggest that you avoid it while performance scaling isn't much of a problem for the G92 with your cpu.
a c 1363 U Graphics card
September 13, 2010 8:14:19 PM

BoerRepublic said:
And I'm confused can the ga-h55m-s2h (my motherboard) support SLI? it has 2 slots

It has two slots one running at x16 the other at x4. Here they state only Crossfire support http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... although crossfire takes a bigger penalty than SLI running like the slots are set up. Anyway it looks like it does not support SLI
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