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How decent are the 260's?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-348-_-Product
    
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Okay I guess.

Why would you need a backup card when you have two 570's?
Not like you'll need to swap anything out if one of them croaks off..
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4870 performance, still a decent card for sure.
    
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they atleast run all the games out at 1080p... with lower setting ofcourse....

and they make a wicked physx card as well
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Okay I guess.

Why would you need a backup card when you have two 570's?
Not like you'll need to swap anything out if one of them croaks off..
True

Would this card be able to play BC2 at 1920X1200 on high? For a hundred bucks it's not a bad buy. 2 in SLI Equal a 295 right?
    
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Wow!!! That seems to be a VERY good price for a GTX 260!!! Those were definitely some mighty hunky, powerful cards! However, if you want a nice backup card, I saw a GTX 460 768MB for around... $120 after rebates... That would be better value I'd reckon...

And yes a gtx 295 = 2 x gtx 260's
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Wow!!! That seems to be a VERY good price for a GTX 260!!! Those were definitely some mighty hunky, powerful cards! However, if you want a nice backup card, I saw a GTX 460 768MB for around... $120 after rebates... That would be better value I'd reckon...

And yes a gtx 295 = 2 x gtx 260's
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I own 2 of them and I'm satisfied bc2 runs fine on one card. As a backup card it will work just well. The thing is this card is around a year old.

For the price its awesome but nvidia's drivers keep maturing and I'm not sure these drivers help the old cards as much as they help the new ones.
    
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I own 2 of them and I'm satisfied bc2 runs fine on one card. As a backup card it will work just well. The thing is this card is around a year old.

For the price its awesome but nvidia's drivers keep maturing and I'm not sure these drivers help the old cards as much as they help the new ones.
I'm just looking for something different to test sandy bridge with. I have a 50 dollar Newegg promo card so if i went with 3 it would be around 290.
    
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Can you Tri SLI 260's? Need something different to test with Sandy bridge
Yes you can, I know somebody on this forum has 3 260's in SLI.
 
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