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So what happened to your two 9800GTX's now then since you got a GTX 260?
"They got put where all 'obsolete' hardware gets put. The woodchipper!"

"I am really debating if I should step up to this card or get a 2nd GT for SLI..."

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I packed them back up and am returning them to Tigerdirect first thing Monday. Unless you'd like to give me 525 dollars for them....

As for the 260 I was able to overclock it to 690 core 1485 shader 1150 memory for now. I'll take it higher once I have more time.

Here are screenshots of vantage and 3dmark06 results.





My vantage went up 3dmark06 went down by roughly 1k








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"They got put where all 'obsolete' hardware gets put. The woodchipper!"

"I am really debating if I should step up to this card or get a 2nd GT for SLI..."

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I would step up, SLI is good for better performance, but it's not as smooth as a single card. SLI will have a much lower minimum fps than a single strong card. But it will also have a higher max fps.
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post #73 of 109
doesn't look too impressive.

My 9800gtx gets 52fps in crysis @ 1280x1024 no aa vs your gtx 260 with 42fps @ 1280x1024 no aa

honestly, it seems like ATI has the upper hand with the 4870 (in terms of price/performance against the gtx 280 atm), and i'm willing to bet that the 4870x2 will crush nVidia -- this coming from an nvidia fan boi (me)
Edited by jonjo - 6/27/08 at 10:37pm
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how about you compare them at a normal resolution like 1600x1200 or 2560x1600 or 1920x1200.

1280x1024 is so.... MX440
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how about you compare them at a normal resolution like 1600x1200 or 2560x1600 or 1920x1200.

1280x1024 is so.... MX440
1280x1024 is the standard benchmark. I'll run it for you though, and you can compare it vs the 260 gtx.

I'm unimpressed to say the least.

edit: my max res is 1680x1050 so those benchmarks are a no go. 226BW maxes out at that res.
Edited by jonjo - 6/27/08 at 11:02pm
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Why? it's not like it's hard or takes a long time.

I can almost guarantee that will solve your problem.
Ya that's what I was thinking too. There is defenitly something wrong or corrupted with Windows. I know that Windows sometimes makes it hell with drivers when changing cards... OR, the video card is defective but I would highly, highly... doubt that, defective cards don't trigger DirectX errors and can at least run a game with artifacts...
    
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I am also underwhelmed by those bench scores.

lol at 3.0ghz. up it dude.
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I am also underwhelmed by those bench scores.

lol at 3.0ghz. up it dude.
Can't on this motherboard. Find me someone above 3.2ghz stable on a P5N-E SLI and they're either super lucky or incredibly incredibly talented at overclocking.

There's a thread on these forums talking about how the 650i Asus motherboard is terrible for overlocking quads.

I wish I could up it!
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oh dears. sell'er and go 750i. 3.8 is that far away. Annd you have 9800's. Wow I really feel sorry for you. Ok not really. You need a new mobo dude.
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I'd rather not. I'm low on funds right now and I need to save up for damn tuition hikes. School is so expensive
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