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Old 02-16-10, 06:09 AM   #22
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Default Re: SLI 260 worth it?

GTX 260 Core 216 SLi is still viable, particularly if you OC. Two of those cards @ 650|2300 or greater are nice.

Another card would yield a nice performance boost, particularly if you game @ 1920x1200.

HD 5850s are around 300usd, a second GTX 260 could be had for around 175usd.

There's one that's 650|2000 out of the box for 176usd

http://www.provantage.com/gigabyte-t...i~7GIG90A6.htm

It does have a 216 core. At clocks like that you'll definitely have faster than GTX 295 performance.

http://hothardware.com/Articles/Asus...Review/?page=6

GTX 295 is 576 on the core.

EDIT: I tried the Heaven bench on my GTX 260 SLi rig with the cards set down to 650|2000. I did the DX10 path because tesso doesn't work on these cards. @1920x1200 with default filtering they did 70FPS. At my normal OC they do 75FPS. My HD 5870 @ 1030|1300 turns in 66FPS under the same conditions.
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