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260GTX vs. 2x 8800GTS 512

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Which one is better
Asus GeForce GTX 260 896MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI = £317.99 inc VAT
or
Asus GeForce 8800GTS 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI = £140.99 x2 inc VAT

Please advise because I want to upgrade GPU next month
Edited by SickStew - 6/25/08 at 7:43am
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Which one is better

260GTX = £270+
or
2x 8800GTS 512 = £280

Please advise because I want to upgrade GPU next month
If you already have the card in your sig, another GTS is about £150 - much cheaper than getting the 260GTX. Not quite sure how they perform though.
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two GTS' will out perform a single 260GTX, they are actually equal if not a tad better than a 280GTX

And being you have 1 already Id say its a lock.
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I'm not totally sure, but the SLI GTS probably is better. I truly don't think the new Nvidia card is more than 2X better. I'm probably estimating ~1.5 X 8800GTS = 260GTX at most
    
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Yeah I have a Asus GeForce 8800 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI already.

The 260GTX was getting high FPS when overclock it can achieve the same FPS as a 280GTX
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Yeah I have a Asus GeForce 8800 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI already.

The 260GTX was getting high FPS when overclock it can achieve the same FPS as a 280GTX
I am about equal to the 280GTX with the advantage going to the GTX for more mem, pixel shaders and so on giving it a slightly better gaming experience, but FPS are about the same..

All in all its not worth the $ IMO unless you have the ability to spend 1K without it affecting you... I personally struggle to keep up with this hobby/passion so best bang for buck is what i look for.

8800GT SLI will be able to run games for a while before you will start feeling the affects of hardware lag..

Now that Celeron your running will bottleneck any of the cards we are talking about.....
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My Celeron is a beast she is only a tester. I do have a Q6600, E7200 and E2180 so i'm stock up on processors and i also have a Striker II Formula 780i so i'm gear up for the rest of the year.
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I have 2xs8800GTS 512mbs and iand from the reviews ive seen my cards are equal to a 260GTX and in some things the 280GTX
    
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