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Old 09-17-08, 04:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: GTX 260 216 Shaders Edition Reviews

Originally Posted by FastRedPonyCar View Post
hmmm... buy one of these now and SLI a 2nd one later on or just wait for 4870X2 prices to drop at the end of the year.....

I could buy two core 216's for the cost of ONE 4870X2.
Your end result would be the same level of performance in games that scale though.

The advantages of the 4870X2 would be motherboard flexibility, DX10.1, and tesselator. (last two unused)

Advantage of the GTXs would be SLi flexibility, card disposal flexibility (could keep one), PhysX, and stereoscopic.
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