GTX 550ti or GTX 280 SLI?

Hello, I currently have a GTX 550 ti in my system along with 8GB of DDR3 RAM at 1600 and a i3 2120. I saw an ad for 2 GTX 280's for only $80 from a price point this is a steal, right? But would 2 GTX 280's in SLI outbest my one GTX 550ti that I currently have?
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  1. Two gtx 280 can sometimes beat a single stock gtx570 but at much higher power consumption and heat. I own two gtx280 already and in some situations they are hard to beat especially in openGL apps.
  2. Ecnaeg said:
    Hello, I currently have a GTX 550 ti in my system along with 8GB of DDR3 RAM at 1600 and a i3 2120. I saw an ad for 2 GTX 280's for only $80 from a price point this is a steal, right? But would 2 GTX 280's in SLI outbest my one GTX 550ti that I currently have?

    In your case, I would stick with what you got - or put that $80 towards a single card to replace your 550Ti
  3. If you don't care about power consumption/DX11 and trust that the cards are not going to break, then I'd jump on that. The 280 is better than the 550 and you'd have two of them.
  4. Yeah, one 280 is faster than a 550 ti, but two is even faster!
  5. They use alot of power though. What power supply do you have?
  6. I think that selling the 550 TI and getting a Radeon 7850 would be a better way to go, but if your PSU can handle two 280s and you don't mind the huge power consumption, then go ahead. $80 is a good price.
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