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I currently have two 9800GTX's in SLI. The max FPS is nice but the FPS is very inconsistent in many games.

I am definitely sending these two badboys back and ordering one of the new 200 series.

Option 1) Get a GTX 260 when they come out on the 26th for 400 or 450. Then once I get enough $$ get another one in four-ish months (after price drops of course!) and SLI them.

Option 2) Get a GTX 280 for $556 (ebay deal that takes off 15% and 10%)
and never SLI. This is the least expensive route.

Ideas PLEASE!
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Poll?

I vote option 1
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I'd go for the 260's
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260's Sli. Just make sure you have some tape for your jaw before you test them out.
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Alright, thanks guys...

That's why I love these forums, there's always people online and they know what they're saying.

I appreciate the input!
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post #6 of 15
Well just to let you know your two 9800GTX will perform better in games but because of SLI it will be inconsistent as you stated. If you are willing to take a performance hit I would go with Option 1. But Im sure Nvidia will try to undercut ATi and lower prices soon. With the 4850 being so promising I would wait a little to see if Nvidia takes anymore action (they are going release the 9800GTX+ but I think more price cuts are going to follow).
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The 260 will be < $400
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Option 3: Sell\
eturn current cards, buy a HD 4850, then buy a 4870x2 once it's released.
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post #9 of 15
Get two 4870's when they come out ($650-700 ?)
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I don't like ATI....
It's as simple as that.

I love AMD64 when it was out but then I couldn't bare to buy an AM2 when Core 2 Quad and Duo were wiping them out of the water.

Once ATI does the same thing to nvidia I might consider purchasing an ATI card. But for now, nvidia is my happy green zone

260's it is guys!

They come out on the 26th! Yay!

My deal is, I have to have these cards return to Illinois from California by July 6th, I don't think any price drops will happen by June 30th so it'll be better to get the 260 sooner.
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