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post #11 of 21
If you are set on upgrading I say get the GTX280, it will probably be a bit more future proof like the 8800GTX was in relation to the 8800GTS 320mb/640mb.
post #12 of 21
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yes it is a stock Q6600 what does everyone mean with bottlenecking and stock processor kinda a noob here just so I can understand cause im running a 64-bit windows vista ultimate with 4GB of RAM
You should've kept your 8800's. Both of those in SLI will probably perform similar to a single 280GTX (I'm not sure though).
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You have a newer MB and a Q6600, I don't think you should have to worry too much about a bottleneck.
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You have a newer MB and a Q6600, I don't think you should have to worry too much about a bottleneck.
A stock Q6600 won't run games as well as it could. Overclocking it to 3.2Ghz would help quite a bit, and it would probably explain his sub-par performance in Crysis.
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post #15 of 21
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A stock Q6600 won't run games as well as it could. Overclocking it to 3.2Ghz would help quite a bit, and it would probably explain his sub-par performance in Crysis.
Thats true, I missed the stock speed part. Definetly need to OC the CPU and shouldnt be too much of a bottleneck then.
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post #16 of 21
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A stock Q6600 won't run games as well as it could. Overclocking it to 3.2Ghz would help quite a bit, and it would probably explain his sub-par performance in Crysis.
You do realise that all gaming titles are designed to run on CPU's based on stock speeds. Saying a Q6600 @ stock won't run as good as it could is quite funny.

This is an enthusiast site, not the general population of the average PC owner.
 
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post #17 of 21
GTX 280 rumored new price will be 499$. So basically 280 should perform about 20-25% better than 260 and there's 100$ difference. It's really to say right now which one is better cost wise, let's wait 3 more days
post #18 of 21
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so i can extrapolate that I should go with a single GTX 280 instead of two GTX 260 card cause I don't plan on upgrading for a long time
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post #19 of 21
If you don't want to upgrade for awhile wait for the 55nm GTX 280. I really cannot understand why people do not like the 280. In most cases it performs better than the GX2 and any other single card on the market.
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post #20 of 21
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EDIT: I have to agree with the above poster though, nothing needs anything like SLI/TRI SLI or even Quad SLI apart from one badly coded game. Not worth the time or your money imo.

says the man with 2 9800GX2 that we all know scale incredibly well
   
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