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dude there is something totally wrong there,i mean 30fps? not right at all...
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yes a second 480 will be great....

but agreed with the low FPS...

I run 32x AA in just cause 2 with 2x480s and get a nice FPS of 92 FPS AVG....

with one i could still run this setting (half the FPS ofcourse lol)

anyways.....

the second 480 you system will love it lol
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Although my Dark Tower bench scores are much higher, I get dips into the 30's sometimes when actually playing JC2 maxed w/8xAA (8xCSAA is a bit easier and rarely dips below 40fps).

If he's talking about his lowest dips in framerate while actually playing maxed at 8xAA, 30fps is not surprising to me at all.
    
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Although my Dark Tower bench scores are much higher, I get dips into the 30's sometimes when actually playing JC2 maxed w/8xAA (8xCSAA is a bit easier and rarely dips below 40fps).

If he's talking about his lowest dips in framerate while actually playing maxed at 8xAA, 30fps is not surprising to me at all.
well.. i can say for certain that with 2x480s you shouldn't go below 50 FPS...

even with the AA maxed lol
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i'm running 1080p and getting around 40 fps with everything maxed.
    
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Are you guys running the Concrete Jungle bench? That one tends to give much lower numbers than the other two.
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I was running the concrete jungle bech.
    
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I was in the same position as you recently. I decided for $250 the price I paid for the gtx 480 that Sli was a great price to go. Now I have a system I will not need to upgrade for a long time. Everything I play now with NVidia especially runs so smooth its incredible. I cant wait for the future games and knowing I can run them all in the highest settings makes me smile ; )

PS Going triple screen etc..To me isnt worth it. Some games might use more than the 1500mb of video memory and it would stutter. 2nd Invest in a high quality single monitor, Which based on what you have I would sell yours and get a 27-30" monitor which is fantastic.

I went from 25 to 27" and only paid 50 bucks. Lastly the rest of your system is great so you will have an awesome upgrade, Maybe format your harddrive and reinstall windows to fix whatever issue your having running Just Cause 2. You should easily get 60FPS + avg...enjoy!

PSS - Please get a dedicated sound card. Its incredible what a difference it makes. I had that x-fi crap that came with my motherboard and compared to what I got its wayyy better. Check Craigslist. I only spent $50 bucks for a PCI-E sound card. VEry much worth it.
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post #19 of 20
At $300 the GTX 480 is still too expensive imo.
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At $300 the GTX 480 is still too expensive imo.
Not really....

considering a 570 is $350 and performs the same it is about right....

plus he already has a 480... so it is the cheapest performance boost he could look at
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