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john19055 01-19-09 11:39 AM

Would I miss that much performance going to a GTX 295
 
I have a chance with my step-up with BFG to go with a GTX 295 and it would cost me around $90.I just game at 1920x1200 with FSAA and aniso.and have my other BFG GTX 280 OCX for a different system.Or I could sell it and that would help me with my upgrade I want to do.I know two BFG GTX 280 OCX is faster but with overclocking the GTX 295 I should'nt lose to much performance.

boredgunner 01-19-09 12:34 PM

Re: Would I miss that much performance going to a GTX 295
 
Get a GTX 295 so you can get another one in the future.

Bee_Dee_3_Dee 01-21-09 07:56 AM

Re: Would I miss that much performance going to a GTX 295
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by john19055 (Post 1906874)
I have a chance with my step-up with BFG to go with a GTX 295 and it would cost me around $90.I just game at 1920x1200 with FSAA and aniso.and have my other BFG GTX 280 OCX for a different system.Or I could sell it and that would help me with my upgrade I want to do.I know two BFG GTX 280 OCX is faster but with overclocking the GTX 295 I should'nt lose to much performance.

John19055,

I got my BFG GTX280 on October 16, 2008. Meaning, the best possible time for BFG's 100 day trade-Up program and getting a GTX295, or a GTX285. I weighed all the factors over and over and decided on trading-up to the GTX295 for the following three reasons. (It will be here in approx 10 to 20 days.)

1. Because I said "never". ;) (Never say never. :D) And I swore that after a bad experience with the 9800X2 (Micro Shuttering) that I'd never get a Dual GPU or Sandwiched card ever again. (I believe I even said that a Single GPU was the only way. And that SLI would always be out of the question. *See Note at below. And maybe I was '*****ing' for the purpose of nVidia hearing and not making another Micro Shuttering Sandwiched card.

2.Because my MOBO is not SLI. (Kinda' the same reasoning I used when deciding on a getting a 9800X2 that I hated and returned immediately for my GTX280.)

3. I luv experimenting. ;) And the BFG ES-800 PSU was on sale for only $139.99 and with free shipping. (Other correct choices may have been in the range or $249.99 to $299.99.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817702007. WOOPS!!! Its now only reduced from $214.99 to $149.99. I got it for $139.99!!! :) Its got almost everything you could ever want performance wize including "Frequency Conversion". The "Frequency Conversion" part will allow the PSU to emulate a smaller PSU when I'm only browsing the Internet. I won't be wasting electricity or money. But, it is still an 800 Watt PSU! :) And it performs awesomely in addition to its efficiency.

*Note: As a result of reading Benchmarks comparing GTX295s and SLIed GTX285s; if I already had an SLI MOBO then trading-up from one GTX280 to one GTX285 and purchasing a second one eventually seemed to be the most logical choice. But with a GTX295 (and it sounds like Micro Shuttering will not be a factor) I can get by just fine for quite some time. Even until maybe the second generation GTX300's are out. :) And last but not least... ever since owning one of the first 8800GTXs, I luv having the best! ;) (When it truly is the best of course.) :)


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