What is better 2 ecs gts250 1gb cards in 8x8 sli or 1 ecs gtx 450 1gb

I am building a 3D games computer an was wondering if 2 elite group gts250 1GB cards in 8x8 SLI was better than 1 elite group GTX 450 1GB?
I have never used SLI before and am unsure of the performance gain.
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  1. I would reckon that SLi'd GTS250's would out perform a single GTS450 by quite a long way in games that don't need DX11 and support dual cards.
  2. Mousemonkey said:
    I would reckon that SLi'd GTS250's would out perform a single GTS450 by quite a long way in games that don't need DX11 and support dual cards.

    thanks for the advise
  3. Raw performance would favor the SLI setup most of the time. The GTS450 is similar to the GTX260/4870/5770. Those aren't much faster then the GTS250. (They are faster, but not enough handle the GTS250 in SLI)
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    What is better 2 ecs gts250 1gb cards in 8x8 sli or 1 ecs gts 450 1gb
  5. The GTS 450 is only 15-20 or so percent faster than a single GTS 250 so it isn't going to compete with them in SLI.
    Unless you have one already though two GTX 250 are going to cost you around $200 and for that money I would get a GTX 460 1gb instead. This card is only $173 shipped with promo code EMCZZYR24;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
    It's even got a $10 rebate as well.
  6. THE GTS460 is better....and buying the 460 saves you the cost of additional power supply and costlier mboard. Since u are new to SLI, it means much more power consumption and heat/noise generated. Go for the 460(EVGA FTW edition preferably)
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