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Hi guys, I currently have 2 x 8800 GTS 512's and a 22 inch monitor that runs at 1680 x 1050.

Here is my question, should i stepup my video cards to the upcoming 280gtx?

One of my GPU step up expires in a week, im planning to snd that card in for a 9800 GTX, then when GTX 280 comes out, ill step up the 9800 GTX to the 280 GTX

About how much performance boost would i get from shifting from sli 8800 GTS 512 to 280 GTX?

My power supply have dual 6 pins, im about to get a 750W, 2 x 8 pin power supply.
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Here is my question, should i stepup my video cards to the upcoming 280gtx?
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About how much performance boost would i get from shifting from sli 8800 GTS 512 to 280 GTX?
Ask about the 280GTX after official benchmarks are available from review sites.

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One of my GPU step up expires in a week, im planning to snd that card in for a 9800 GTX, then when GTX 280 comes out, ill step up the 9800 GTX to the 280 GTX

My power supply have dual 6 pins, im about to get a 750W, 2 x 8 pin power supply.
You would see a performance increase in real time games and benchmarks, however the cost of the stepup to 9800GTX cards and the price of a new PSU wouldn't justify the increase in performance.
post #3 of 7
You can't step up from a step up. And I think it's quite pointless to go from an 8800GTS 512MB to a 9800GTX. I would keep the cards you have now.
post #4 of 7
I say keep what you have for now. I have the same GPU's and same resolution and there isn't a game that I can't max out. Then like t4ct1c47 said wait for some official benchmarks to come out and see if it will be worth it.
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^^I agree with all,especially since the new 280GTX's haven't been benched yet.Just hold on,those cards are still very good.
 
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You cant step up from a step.

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post #7 of 7
Keep what you have until the GT280 55nm revision is released. That if you really want to upgrade though. As for me, personally I don't see a need for anything more powerful than sli G92 8800GTS's within the rest of 2008 and all of 2009.
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