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Old 06-18-08, 11:52 AM   #11
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Default Re: 8800GTX SLi v/s GTX280

Originally Posted by spajdr View Post
Also Age of Conan, average fps in Old Tarantia was 25-30 .. with GX2 ... with GTX 280 its around 35-40 fps, same with Conall Valley, people dont realize they barely seen in reviews min.fps and thats the problem, playing with GTX 280 is not about max. fps but about min.fps which are really better, and for max eyecandy on 30" its a must. Next thing is driver code for GT200 is completely different to G80 so there are still room for improvements.
That's my main game and I run at 2560x1600 with everything on high other than shadows off -

2560x1600 with 4xAA I get fairly solid 58-60 fps with 8800gtx OC BFG's in SLI - was getting about 30ish with just one maybe around 40 at times - so recently added a second and shot way up

I'm curious as to if the single 280gtx would be better overall or just the two 8800gtx sli'd would be best to stick with -

Can unload those both to a friend or Ebay close to what a single 280gtx would be -

I prefer single cards in the case and finally went with the 8800gtx sli for AoC at 2560 -

What to do now , definitely dont want to drop in framerates and the Firingsquad article specifically says 8800gtx sli beat the single 280gtx on most things - especially in that DX10 bench

"In our testing though a pair of GeForce 8800 GTX cards running in SLI was generally faster than one GeForce GTX 280."
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