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SLI GTX275's...Time to Upgrade?

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December 28, 2010 8:46:06 PM

I'm looking to update my graphics cards. Right now I'm SLIing two GTX275's, and I'm wondering if it's really worth it to upgrade. For whatever reason, performance in WoW has been subpar, and I'd like to have a few more frames in Crysis.

I run at 1920x1080, with all settings maxed whenever possible. (I hate dialing down settings for performance.)

Looking to spend about $200, but based on what I've read so far, I'm wondering if anything at that price range will give any real performance gains. Any advice?
December 28, 2010 9:09:35 PM

If your budget is $200, stay with your 2xGTX275. With $200, the best yo can do is buy 1GB 460GTX, that has little more performance of a single GTX275.
December 28, 2010 9:14:28 PM

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I'm looking to update my graphics cards. Right now I'm SLIing two GTX275's, and I'm wondering if it's really worth it to upgrade. For whatever reason, performance in WoW has been subpar, and I'd like to have a few more frames in Crysis.

I run at 1920x1080, with all settings maxed whenever possible. (I hate dialing down settings for performance.)

Looking to spend about $200, but based on what I've read so far, I'm wondering if anything at that price range will give any real performance gains. Any advice?


For $200 you won't be able to beat your SLI'd 275's. To beat dual 275's, on an overall/average performance basis, you'd have to go TOL Fermi or SLI a couple of GTX 460's. Or, if your board is Crossfire capable (you didn't post your specs, so I'm not assuming either way), a couple of 6850's would work a treat.
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December 28, 2010 9:16:15 PM

$200 will not be an upgrade. A viable upgrade from what you got would be 2xGTX460 or single GTX570 or HD6970 anything less would be disappointing.
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December 28, 2010 11:30:46 PM

With your current budget you have no viable upgrade option at this time unless you decided to go three way sli with a third but most do not have the means to run tri sli.
As stated above you will need at the least two GTX 460 to be a meaningful upgrade over your existing cards and that isn't going to be much of one at that. The Fermi architecture unit to unit wise is actually weaker than the older architecture and isn't capable of unlinked clocks between the shader and core clocks.
December 28, 2010 11:35:33 PM

Try and save up for a 570.
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