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Man oh man... don't know what to get.

Single 295GTX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130504

Single 4870 X2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150349

Dual 4870 x2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150349

Dual 285GTX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130486

Dual 4890 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150359

I'll be using a 26" 1920 x 1200 res. Need educated answers as the choices are based on brand reliabilty and price/performance ratio.
 

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2x275 imo or 2x4890.

I game at the same resolution and there is nothing short of crysis that I can't run maxed out at 1920x1200 with my single 275. Throw in a 2nd 275 and even crysis would be running at 30-45fps @1920x1200 with very high settings.
 

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Triple 4890. Price/performance ratio of a 4890 cannot be beat, period. They scale relatively well (2 scale incredibly, 3 not as good).

For brands, I really wouldn't know what to suggest. Each brand and model has its golden cards and its duds. My friend's reference Sapphire does 980/1175 stable @ stock volts with good temps, yet I've heard of VaporX's and Atomics that can't go over 870. It's all just luck.

However, I am an XFX fanboy so I nominate them. I picked my card up for $218CAD ($187 USD). That's insane bang for buck. It does 960/1100 stable.
 

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if money is not a factor the best performance at this moment in time is 3 gtx 285.
 

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Triple 4890. Price/performance ratio of a 4890 cannot be beat, period. They scale relatively well (2 scale incredibly, 3 not as good).

For brands, I really wouldn't know what to suggest. Each brand and model has its golden cards and its duds. My friend's reference Sapphire does 980/1175 stable @ stock volts with good temps, yet I've heard of VaporX's and Atomics that can't go over 870. It's all just luck.

However, I am an XFX fanboy so I nominate them. I picked my card up for $218CAD ($187 USD). That's insane bang for buck. It does 960/1100 stable.

this

but its impossible for an atomic to not be able to hit 870 since its 1ghz stock
 

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go for the sli 285 looking at most test it beats anything at that res and even when the dx13 cards come it will still be on top imo
 

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if money is not a factor the best performance at this moment in time is 3 gtx 285.

Yep, you might want to go with 2x 285 considering you have the evga board.

However, you should note that DX11 cards will be released in ~3-4months from now. In that case it might be best just to get a single 285 FTW edition and wait
But then again, 2x285 will last you a long time...
 

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not going tri-sli... I see no need

if money is not a problem and you dont want to go 3way sli then two gtx295 in quad sli is right below a 3 way sli 285 setup

OH and you will have a slot for a dedicated physx card.. like an 8800gt
 

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but its impossible for an atomic to not be able to hit 870 since its 1ghz stock

Oh oops

VaporX, Toxic, Atomic, one of the three.
 

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Yep, you might want to go with 3x 285 considering you have the evga board.

However, you should note that DX11 cards will be released in ~3-4months from now. In that case it might be best just to get a single 285 FTW edition and wait
But then again, 3x285 will last you a long time...

What would be the point of blowing $300 or more to only upgrade it in around 4 months?

I stick by my decision for CrossFire 4890s. Best Bang for buck.
 

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go for the sli 285 looking at most test it beats anything at that res and even when the dx13 cards come it will still be on top imo

DX13?

What happened to 11 and 12
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thought about the 2x 295gtx wonder about the performance since I hear so much about the ATi cards

performance is good.. the 295gtx is the fastest video card on the market but is also the most expensive gaming card out there.. ati cards cost less money and they perform great.

if you are trying to save some cash you might as well forget about nvidia.
 

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What would be the point of blowing $300 or more to only upgrade it in around 4 months?

I stick by my decision for CrossFire 4890s. Best Bang for buck.


With 3x 285s, you wouldn't need to upgrade for years


I agree on 2x4890s though, that or 2xGTX275s, both setups will cost ~$400 and provide excellent performance.
 

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Go with Dual 4890s and use your 8800 GTS as a Dedicated PhsyX card, the price/peformance will be awesome and you will have PhysX.

Or get Dual 285s and keep the 8800 again for PhysX, 285s are a bit more expensive but they are faster than the 4890s afaik. 275s are the better choice for price/peformance which is why I was reccommending those instead of the 285 before. You can get a 275 for $200, 285s are $300+ For the price of 2x285s you can have a 3x275 setup...

IMO Don't bother with the 4870x2 or 295, they perform worse than a two video card setup would.
 
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