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gulizard 01-21-10 04:04 AM

SLI 260 worth it?
 
I was thinking of getting a second 260 super clocked evga card out of my taxes. I don't have a lot of money to spend really, but I figured I'd get a second card, and get a 700W OCZ PSU that is SLI certified, and it would run that. Is the performance increase with SLI worth the 224 bones I'd have to dish out for it? I would like to be able to run the latest games coming out at close to max settings, if not max settings, such as AVP3.

Revs 01-21-10 05:09 AM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
Yup, do it. Of all the cards in the 200 series, the 260's scale best in SLi. A good example is Crysis. A pair of 260's will just about keep up with a pair of 285's. I can play at 1920x1080 with highest settings (but no AA) and get 30-60+fps and is perfectly playable.

gulizard 01-21-10 12:34 PM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
Cool. Going to do it.

trivium nate 01-21-10 02:22 PM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
yeah go for it i have dual EVGa GTX 260's they play anythign on max gta iv,crysis crysis warhed on 1920x1080 resolution i dont use AA everything set to highest definitly get them

bacon12 01-21-10 03:23 PM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
I have a pair, but I would look for a used one somewhere if I were you. You also don't need another superclocked edition, just put the lesser in the secondary slot. :D

gulizard 01-23-10 02:36 AM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
Any benchmarks with this compared to the 4800x2 ati card in sli, and the 295 single vs sli?

Revs 01-23-10 05:55 AM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gulizard (Post 2171304)
Any benchmarks with this compared to the 4800x2 ati card in sli, and the 295 single vs sli?

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...a_gtx295_full/

trivium nate 01-23-10 06:25 AM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
heres my gta 4 benchmark runs this game past maxed with about np

Statistics
Average FPS: 36.01
Duration: 37.79 sec
CPU Usage: 77%
System memory usage: 87%
Video memory usage: 99%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filter Quality: Very High
View Distance: 22
Detail Distance: 100

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Ultimate
Service Pack 2
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Video Driver version: 196.21
Audio Adapter: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor

File ID: Benchmark.cli

hemmy 01-23-10 06:05 PM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
Statistics
Average FPS: 60.14
Duration: 37.56 sec
CPU Usage: 36%
System memory usage: 53%
Video memory usage: 100%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1200 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filter Quality: Highest
View Distance: 100
Detail Distance: 100

Hardware
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Video Driver version: 195.62
Audio Adapter: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

File ID: Benchmark.cli

Ran that today. vsync off using -norestrictions for max graphics

trivium nate 01-23-10 07:22 PM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
so you beat mine o well

Airbrushkid 01-23-10 08:21 PM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
I think he beat you because of his cpu.

trivium nate 01-23-10 09:17 PM

Re: SLI 260 worth it?
 
yeah probably


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