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9800GTX SLI is bout 5% faster than GTX280.....with a res of 1920*1200<
From what I've read that varies depending on the review.
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post #12 of 16
I'm just getting another 9800gtx.. 200 compared to 600+? Ha..
Is there a date on the price drop?
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I'd almost always recommend the single card solution... No worries about SLI support or scaling, and (I might be wrong here) I'm pretty sure that 2x9800GTX would consume more energy and create more noise that a single GTX280. As porky said above, the performance difference only about 5%.

Either set up is overkill for the resolution you play at though. I game on a 22" as well and there is no game that I play (blah blah blah Crysis, obviously) that I can't max with AA and Vsync for smoothness on my 8800GTX. If you're gunna drop $600+ on GPUs, try pickin up at least a 24" monitor so your new rig can really shine!!

Good luck.
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post #14 of 16
I would say wait and get 2 9800 GTX when the new ones come out and you can always step-up to the GTX 280. There isn't a game at you current resolution that would need more. The new GTX280 are the new thec for sure but...$1200 just to run benchies and be king for a day. I have 2 GTS 512's SLI and there isn't a game that I can't play with max setting to date. Don't get me wrong the 280's are beast and are the new Ultras but for the price man, stick with the GTX.

EDIT here is some info on the GTX +1
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The + has a 55nm core and a I think a few other things.
never mind , found it
Edited by drewfus - 6/19/08 at 12:33pm
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The + has a 55nm core and a I think a few other things.
How much more performance will that give, though?

Because if it's significant, it could be quite a good deal at $229
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