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post #11 of 22
THIS IS MADDDDNESSSSSS I TELL YOU!?!?!?

Keep the 285, better yet, sell it, buy a 560ti
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As others have said, this is madness . Keep the GTX or upgrade, don't downgrade .
 
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post #13 of 22
Don't do it! I have first hand experience at this. My brother has two OC 8800 GTS cards and me and him used to bench quite a bit. My single radeon 4890 was just as fast and as we all should know a single gtx 285 is faster still.
    
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post #14 of 22
Go from a 285 to the original G80 8800? No, no and NO WAY is that worth it. It's not even the G92 version.
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
Don't do that either, the 550 sucks. Get at least a 560 or better yet a 560Ti if you can afford it.
6850 would be better?
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post #16 of 22
Yeah, like everyone's said, you're going back two generations, dropping from top-end card (of it's time), to two "not-so-much's" (though good card's for their time), you're losing out on higher VRAM (1GB vs 640MB), you'll have double the heat output, for less of the performance.

SLI 9600GT's are slightly less powerful than a 285, and they slightly beat 8800GTS.

Don't do it.

Get yourself a new GPU when the time comes, they're about the same as 460's in terms of power, so you shouldn't really be looking at anything less than 6950's, 570's, 6970's, 580's to replace your 285, also you can keep your 285 as a PhysX/Folder.
 
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post #17 of 22
do NOT trade. the 285 is all around a better setup.
post #18 of 22
Hang onto the 285's for now and upgrade next gen ... late 4th quarter probably

Or sell them at least ... prolly get $ 110.00 shipped for each, that gives you $ 200.00 bucks and depending on how much you can come up with from there

2x 460 1GB will hang with a 580 and can be had if shopped hard for 300 bucks

285's value is dropping like a rock however and will take a nose dive once the next gen hit's the streets ... I would say 80 shipped by then

So there you have it ................
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post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
You'd be going back two generations in cards, and on top of that the 285 was the top of the line GPU from Nvidia until the 4xx series, whereas the 8800 640 wasn't even top of it's class. No way I would make that trade if I were you.
I don't know much about older generation cards or their performance so thanks for clearing this up. I appreciate all your help.
post #20 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchdoctor View Post
Hang onto the 285's for now and upgrade next gen ... late 4th quarter probably

Or sell them at least ... prolly get $ 110.00 shipped for each, that gives you $ 200.00 bucks and depending on how much you can come up with from there

2x 460 1GB will hang with a 580 and can be had if shopped hard for 300 bucks

285's value is dropping like a rock however and will take a nose dive once the next gen hit's the streets ... I would say 80 shipped by then

So there you have it ................
The cheapest I've seen the GTX285 in the UK market is about £300 for a 1GB.. Ebay has provided them available at £125 but they're selling fast.. I wanted to get another card for SLI but my 2GB card is more than enough for now.
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