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@8ight how about MW2?
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Originally Posted by lokin4chams View Post
you told me to get 470 sli, why do that when the 480 already has sli capability????
I said a 570 for a single card (equivalent performance to a 480 with a slightly more power efficient chip).

Or SLI 460s , which will outperform both setups for roughly the same price.

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Went from 3x260s to 1 480 in MY rig (not sig one ATM) and saw FPS INCREASE in all but Crysis Warhead and FC2.
Well, there you have it.
post #13 of 20
Tri sli doesnt scale very well with the older GTX2xx cards.

I dont know about the Fermi cards so no one jump on me if Fermi is different.
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post #14 of 20
fairly sure GTX 280 tril sli will rape GTX 480 in raw power.. but games that don't sli and dx 11 games GTX 480 will win
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driver support is starting to mature now for 4xx and 5xx
sli 560's?
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post #16 of 20
You'd have to have a few screws loose to purchase 3 GTX 280's in Q1 2011.

Enjoy constant driver updates to address all your problems with new games.
OH WAIT-

But for the record: In terms of solely raw power:
3x 280's > 480.
    
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so 3 280s are powerfull but 1 480 is more logical????
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Single card over multiple, every time. If you really want SLi then you should really go for the 570. Fermi scaling is way better than it was with the 2x0 cards anyway.
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3 way SLI is a hassle. you are better off with a 580, a 570, or a cheap 480 (that's cheaper than the 570) or a pair of 560s if you really wanna SLI.
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so 3 280s are powerfull but 1 480 is more logical????
Yes.

But even still, no matter how hard 280's try, then can't do DX11.
    
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