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SLI! SSLI! SLI!

SSLI! D:
     
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SSLI! D:

Only an elite few know of the existence of SUPER SLI!!!

Requires the entire motherboard since pcie 7.3 isnt here yet so not many people elect to use it.

Now that you know, your life is in danger! God help you, son.
    
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sell it while it still has some value.
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I have an offer on the table for my GTX 275 + the 4890 for a used asus 560 non Ti, SHould provide me a boost especially with AA running.

But is this a worth while choice? It is not my optimal upgrade path honestly, Id preferred 560Ti 448 or a 570, if i was buying a new card that is.

I dont really want to bother with SLI to be Completely Honest, just that I know since I dont play NEW Games, and cant afford new titles anywho, that a second GTX 275 would deliver Very well, and allow me to step up into higher AA.

But SLI is not something I am very interested in lol, So Im not sure what to do =/
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what about links I put?
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I have an offer on the table for my GTX 275 + the 4890 for a used asus 560 non Ti, SHould provide me a boost especially with AA running.
But is this a worth while choice? It is not my optimal upgrade path honestly, Id preferred 560Ti 448 or a 570, if i was buying a new card that is.
I dont really want to bother with SLI to be Completely Honest, just that I know since I dont play NEW Games, and cant afford new titles anywho, that a second GTX 275 would deliver Very well, and allow me to step up into higher AA.
But SLI is not something I am very interested in lol, So Im not sure what to do =/

I have a 4870 in another rig with an i3 540 and as long as I turn down the settings BF3 runs fairly well, I don't know of many games that are more demanding than BF3 right now and you've said you don't play new games as well.
Because your card should play almost any game (with lower settings if necessary), I'd say if money is tight then stick to one of the cards you've got and sell the other one for whatever you can get for it.

I also don't think a 560 is worth moving up to, it's got lower power consumption and directX 11 over those cards and a bit of extra performance but if you're upgrading from a 275 it probably wouldn't be a massive upgrade in terms of performance.
SLI would use a decent bit of power but if you got another 275 for less than the sale of the 4890 brought in it could be an idea. Personally if money was tight I'd just try and sell it.

I'm not in your place so you know things I don't, the above is just what I think I'd do in your position. Good luck selling or trading the 4890 either way though.
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^ yah I feel as though the 560 non Ti is not much of an upgrade at all honestly, But from what I read the Performance boost will only really be seen with AA being used. But at that point 275 sli would smoke the 560 anyway...

the only realistic upgrade path for me would be 570 for the better memory bandwidth.

yahh I might as well just sell the ati card and get on with my life lol.. cus it is true, I dont really need it. My wife agrees that a free upgrade is a freee upgrade lol..

But I think I will get rid of the extra and see what happens in the next year or so. Maybe just replace the Amp in my car and have music once again!
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I found you a new 560 GTX ti From Zotac 150$ new get it! 570GTX are from 190$ and up, HD 7850 used it alsoa good choice

480 GTX=570 GTX performance with more vram


http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX480-Graphics-015-P3-1480-KR/dp/B004EHWMP6/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1348680576&sr=8-13&keywords=570+GTX
HD 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129230

or simply wait a 660 GTX price drop biggrin.gif
Edited by PontiacGTX - 9/26/12 at 10:33am
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I actually dont like what I see with the 660, seems to be poor with AA compared to the 7850

tough decisions lol
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1 560ti

2 560ti

3HD6950@HD6970

4HD 7850

5480 GTX
Edited by PontiacGTX - 9/26/12 at 10:52am
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