hey guys, I just bought a new computer and it came with dual 1Gb nvidia gt 545 graphics cards, I have a spare set of dual 9800gtx+ and was wondering which would be more powerful with the i7-2600k processor?
I have a feeling that you have a pre-made computer from like HP or something since it came with a 545. Therefore, I would have to ask how much wattage your PSU has.
Now that I look at it though, your name has "Alienware" in it though, which means you must have spent alot of money on something that could have been made for $1000 less despite the price (no offense). Building is not that hard despite your brain telling you that it is really hard.
Alienware is owned by Dell, and Dell generally makes good PSU's, so would be alright running 2 9800GTX cards. Those things were super power hungry in the day.
Just curious, what are your specs and what did you pay for the whole thing?
thanks guys! and the psu has 875 watts and i actually got a nice deal on the aurora r3 for around $1600 it is liquid cooled, i7-2600k @ 3.4ghz (turbo to 3.9), 12gb of ddr3 1333mhz ram and the dual 545's currently
In my opinion, you should build your own. But since you don't seem to mind spending that much money, I won't tell you what to do. Anyway the 9800 GTX should be better than the GT 545s, however the 9800 GTX isn't DX11. So you will be forced to use DX 10/9 on some games.
Since you have a brand new pc to play with , you would want your graphics card to compliment it , direct x11 has better graphic detail, dynamic lighting , tesselation etc. You will want to play the latest games without missing out.
There are a lot of options to what card you can buy now, you can get a new single gpu card that will be much faster than the 9800gtx+ SLI, without spending a fortune.
Sell your GT 545's and 9800GTX+s on ebay and you will have some money to put towards a new graphics card.
Oh yes they are. I might just have enough money to buy one my self. I would really want two of them but I don't think I can afford the second one. Here is some spec's between the 560 ti and the 560 ti 448.
Most of what I linked you to is how much better the 448 core is than a few cards close to it. But I hope this helps you to see what it is about.