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Ive got a evga 8800 (g92) gts, should i do the step up and pay $400 for the 280 or just spend another $250 for another 8800 for sli? Which setup would be more powerful?
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Single 280 vs double 8800GTS? Good question. I'd personally just SLI. I think any performance increase you do see will ultimately not justify the price increase. I think the second card would be money better spent.
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i was kind of thinking the same thing
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I would say go SLI. The $400 step up is definatly not worth it.
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sorry to say this but your processor will really bottleneck your GPU setup(even a single 280).
I had a 6000+ then upgraded to a Q6600 and had really big perfomance boosts with the same GPU(8800GTS 320 and 8800GT 512,tried both with old and new cpu).
Went from 10800(2 8800gts 320 in SLI with a 6000+)to 14000(SINGLE 8800GTS 320 + Q6600),don't take this the wrong way,i'm not telling you to go intel,just telling the facts.

SORRY: SLI the 8800gts,the GTX 280 is not worth for me.
Edited by Fox_Smash - 6/22/08 at 10:29pm
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SLI the GTX280!
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Honestly bro, SLI is a pain in the neck(Lots of Experience), the 2 8800gts's are cool, but the 280 would be alot easier to manage.
    
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I would SLI the 8800GTS.
    
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Keep in mind alot of games don't even support SLI. So just get a really good card to make up for two to save stress. Also, very important, if what I'm seeing is your current processor, the amd 5000+, you'd be bottlenecking the Graphics cards. So put some serious thought into this before going SLI...Just warning you, not trying to be pushy
    
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post #10 of 15
Single GPU setups are always better than sli/xfire. If you can afford it, I'd say go with a single card. Perhaps go with the GTX 260 instead of the 280 if you're looking for price/performance. Or even the new ATI cards (4870).
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