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9800 gx2 quad sli: is it time to upgrade?

I am currently running two 9800 gx2's in quad sli on my asus crosshair v formula mobo. i know these cards are getting old but they still perform well and benchmark pretty high in 3dmark vantage. i am wondering, will i see a significant performance increase by upgrading to a gtx 570 or possibly 580? or should i hold on to my quad sli setup and wait for the 600 series from nVidia.
I've had too many bad experiences with ati/amd and i'd rather stick with nvidia. thanks guys!
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    9800gx2's in sli is quite formidable in raw performance even compared to a GTX 570 and 580. It would be more of an upgrade for improve efficiency and stability and heat management than performance.

    I'd say upgrade them only when they become a problem or doesn't perform as you want them to perform.
  2. lilotimz said:
    9800gx2's in sli is quite formidable in raw performance even compared to a GTX 570 and 580. It would be more of an upgrade for improve efficiency and stability and heat management than performance.

    I'd say upgrade them only when they become a problem or doesn't perform as you want them to perform.


    ok thank you. and heat is that big of an issue right now as i have the cards in a coolermaster haf x nvidia edition. they idle around 58 and hit about 75 under load.
  3. lilotimz said:
    9800gx2's in sli is quite formidable in raw performance even compared to a GTX 570 and 580. It would be more of an upgrade for improve efficiency and stability and heat management than performance.

    I'd say upgrade them only when they become a problem or doesn't perform as you want them to perform.


    and one more question, is dx11 that much better than dx10? would it be worth it to upgrade just for that?
  4. Those temperatures are actually pretty decent. GTX 580 and 570 and their precursors the 470/480 can get up to high 70s 80's 90's c under load.

    My trusted gtx 260 idles in mid 40s and get up to low 70s during heavy gaming sessions in my antec 300.

    Your cards are fine i will say. Beastly cards they were... back in the days
  5. lilotimz said:
    Those temperatures are actually pretty decent. GTX 580 and 570 and their precursors the 470/480 can get up to high 70s 80's 90's c under load.

    My trusted gtx 260 idles in mid 40s and get up to low 70s during heavy gaming sessions in my antec 300.

    Your cards are fine i will say. Beastly cards they were... back in the days


    Thanks for the help! i'll keep them for a while yet. They still are pretty beastly and they look sick in my Haf X
  6. no problem! (select best answer if you want to...)

    And there is some difference between dx11 and dx10 but theyre not really major yet in the gaming market (maybe it'll change with BF3?).

    Game on my friend!
  7. Best answer selected by t2cstevenson.
  8. thanks again for the help!
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