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Old 01-24-10, 12:21 AM   #13
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Heh, you just got me interested in seeing what fps I got so I figured I would run it

But I would say yes, the 260 scales very well, and was worth SLI for me - not to mention I like to fold on both cards which they are very good at.
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Old 01-24-10, 01:53 AM   #14
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yeah probably
I get avg of 40 now. Maxed out with a single card.
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Old 01-24-10, 11:54 AM   #15
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well i pushed the settings all the way like past what they are supposed to be

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I run my at 1600 by 1050 tho. Guess that makes the difference.
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Old 01-24-10, 01:45 PM   #17
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Old 01-29-10, 04:33 AM   #18
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I hate to be the spoiler but why would you want to buy old tec when you can buy a HD5850 for as low as $275 and two of them will play any game and future ones two.I would wait and see what nvidia comes out with since you have waited this long ,if you just don't like ATI/AMD.But another GTX 260 will still probbally play any game for another year anyway.
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In my experience GTAIV doesn't scale at all with SLI... It makes the framerate a little bit higher but it feels choppier. It also made a bunch of flickering at times for me.
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I hate to be the spoiler but why would you want to buy old tec when you can buy a HD5850 for as low as $275 and two of them will play any game and future ones two.I would wait and see what nvidia comes out with since you have waited this long ,if you just don't like ATI/AMD.But another GTX 260 will still probbally play any game for another year anyway.
Well, other than very limited DX11 titles right, what is it 1 out so far. But spending around 175 vs 275 he saves cash, can do SLi for now as he is propably waiting for Nvidias Fermi before deciding on what to buy in DX11 hardware and then there is the performance. In most cases it will be on par to slightly better than the single 5850.
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Old 02-06-10, 02:54 AM   #21
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260 SLI? Hmm. . . I would rather wait Fermi
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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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