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Quick Poll: 1 GTX 480 Vs. 2 GTX 280 in SLi

Poll Results: 1 gtx 480 vs. 2 gtx 280 in sli

Poll expired: Jun 10, 2011  
  • 91% (56)
    1 GTX 480
  • 8% (5)
    2 GTX 280 in Sli
61 Total Votes  
post #1 of 34
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So it's come to the point where I want to upgrade from my current gpu setup and I want to make the best decision.

So going from Tri-Sli 9800gtx+'s what would you choose, a single gtx 480 or 2 gtx 280's.

The price difference is 30$ with the 480 being priced 30$ more. So the price isn't even an issue.

As far as raw performance what you choose?

Mind you I do game @ 1680x1050 and also game in 3d vision 95% of the time. I'd also like to run games with all the eye candy cranked up including AA.
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post #2 of 34
Single gtx 480 all the way, newer technology.
post #3 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by KusH View Post
So it's come to the point where I want to upgrade from my current gpu setup and I want to make the best decision.

So going from Tri-Sli 9800gtx+'s what would you choose, a single gtx 480 or 2 gtx 280's.

The price difference is 30$ with the 480 being priced 30$ more. So the price isn't even an issue.

As far as raw performance what you choose?

Mind you I do game @ 1680x1050 and also game in 3d vision 95% of the time. I'd also like to run games with all the eye candy cranked up including AA.
GTX 460 SLI ~= GTX 480
GTX 280 ~= GTX 460
therefore GTX 280 SLI ~= GTx 480
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post #4 of 34
Go for the 480. 280 is old tech nowadays.
    
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post #5 of 34
gtx 280 in sli are slightly faster than a stock gtx 480. However its really up to you if you u want single card or dual cards. Personally I would get they dual 280's because they look nicer But the logical choice would be the single gtx 480.
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post #6 of 34
480 is much faster than a 295 and a 295 is almost as fast as two 280s.

480. All. Day.
    
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post #7 of 34
I switched from the latter to the former to the tune of ~$300 net. I don't regret it.
    
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by PARTON View Post
480 is much faster than a 295 and a 295 is almost as fast as two 280s.

480. All. Day.
480 ~= 295
295 < 2x280's

@op both perform near the same, it really depends on the game, if a game requires alot of memory bandwidth then 280's will beat it hands down.
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post #9 of 34
Both run hot but go for the 480 as one card will run cooler than SLI 280s
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post #10 of 34
If you get a 480 I recommend one with a third party cooler.
    
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