I already have a Galaxy GTS 450 Super OC in my rig, and I was wondering if I should buy another and run them in SLI or stick with just a single one. I mostly play games such Flight Simulator X with ultra-high res texture packs. I have noticed that the GPU doesn't render as much scenery as other ones do, and when I adjust the settings for a bit higher scenery density, it lags quite a lot. Would adding another of the same card in SLI improve the framerate, bandwidth and overall rendering capabilities, or would I need a newer, faster card?
If I were to get a new card, my budget would be under $250
Here is my current setup:
AMD Phenom II 1090T @ 3.2 Ghz
(Max Achieved 4.2 Ghz w/stock air cooler)
I would look at this article, although it is old, you can still use it as a reference guide to see which card/cpu combination is best for your game. You wouln't want to spend money on a card only to find out that your cpu is now a bottle neck.
Thanks, but my case is quite cramped with just a single gpu (so cramped in fact that i had to remove the 200mm fan that came with it and replace it with a 120mm). I might get a GTX 480 after adjusting stuff in my case, but I will stick to the single GTS 450 now. And just like punnar said, I really wouldn't want to spend money on a GPU a few years later just to find out that it is being bottlenecked by my CPU. Once again, thanks for your help!