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I'm having a tough time deciding on my next GPU upgrade. I'm thinking I should get another 8800GT and go in SLI, which would be the cheapest alternative. I'm just wondering how much of a difference I would see with a GTX 280, or even a 9800GX2? Or... even.-... 9800GTX's in SLI?
Any advice?
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I'd sell your 8800GT quick while it's still worth $100 and pick up a 4870 which is rumoured to outperform the GTX260 and 9800GX2 for $299
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Your sig says you want a new board, I suggest getting an X38/48 and grabbing one 4870 in July and another in a month if it doesn't have enough kick for you..
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I might just get a 4870x2.
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I might just get a 4870x2.
You'll have to wait until mid-August
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Your sig says you want a new board, I suggest getting an X38/48 and grabbing one 4870 in July and another in a month if it doesn't have enough kick for you..
i agree. If i didnt just buy my board recently(and add a bunch of WC blocks too it ) i would be going CF also. ATI looks to have recouped from the HD2900 fiasco. Hell, i owned one so i know the card was crappy(for the cost) and over hyped.
   
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You'll have to wait until mid-August
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post #8 of 29
I'm looking for some benches with SLI GTs vs a single 4870, and came up empty
If anyone can find on, I'd be interested

this one puts the 4870 as 132% performance of the GT in 3DM06 and this one puts SLI GTs about 150% compared to a single one at higher resolutions (you can view all the different tests not just the page I linked)
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post #9 of 29
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I know! I have to wait too T_T This 3650 is not powerful enough for my gaming habits.
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I know! I have to wait too T_T This 3650 is not powerful enough for my gaming habits.
jeez lucky! I get something worth $200 if I'm lucky
same goes for the holiday season
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