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Old 01-19-09, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Should I go from a gtx 260 to a 285?

I have a 192 gtx 260 at 690\1200\1410.Do you guys think it is worth it to go to a 285?
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Old 01-19-09, 08:26 AM   #2
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I have a 192 gtx 260 at 690\1200\1410.Do you guys think it is worth it to go to a 285?
I don't really think so, unless it's a step up program.
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Old 01-19-09, 09:23 AM   #3
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Not worth it. Wait for GT300 at minimum.
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Old 01-19-09, 11:12 AM   #4
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Not worth it. Wait for GT300 at minimum.
Well that won't be for a while. The GT212 will come out anywhere from late April to July.
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Old 01-19-09, 11:24 AM   #5
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Unless you have an EVGA card and can upgrade very cheaply, don't bother.
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Old 01-19-09, 11:43 AM   #6
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Maybe I'm crazy but I am, currently have an eVGA GTX 260 (original version) and ordered an XFX GTX 285 for $350 shipped from Newegg, will be here tomorrow w00t! Really the only reason I ended up doing it was I was one of the peeps that ordered that GTX 280 for $200 from Buy.com and none of us ending up getting it, and I was so excited when I had found that and then when I realized they weren't going to follow through with the deal I didn't want my excitement to end so figured I'd go for the 285 lol. However I should get $200 out of my old card so it'll just be a $150 upgrade after 6 months of ownership, not bad imo.
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Well that won't be for a while. The GT212 will come out anywhere from late April to July.
Get the 285 if you have a game that is running poorly on your 260. Otherwise wait for 212, and if the benches show it running that game (and future games you want) at an acceptable fps for you, then buy the 212.

If you can hold out even longer for more features, wait for the GT300 and buy it if you need it. So basically it is worth upgrading if you need the additional performance.
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Thanks for the response guys.Darkone when you get the 285 post here for the results going from your 260.I am eycandy crazy.The games I run at 1920x1200 with everything maxed,and I mean everything are fine except far cry 2.I run that with 8x 16x and everything maxed except hdr and bloom and it kind of bothers me i cant max everything out.I cant go sli because I have a crossfire board asus p5k-e.Will I see those problems go away with a 285 maxed overclocked?

I can probably get 150 for my card also.
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Thanks for the response guys.Darkone when you get the 285 post here for the results going from your 260.I am eycandy crazy.The games I run at 1920x1200 with everything maxed,and I mean everything are fine except far cry 2.I run that with 8x 16x and everything maxed except hdr and bloom and it kind of bothers me i cant max everything out.I cant go sli because I have a crossfire board asus p5k-e.Will I see those problems go away with a 285 maxed overclocked?

I can probably get 150 for my card also.
At those settings, a 295 might be a better bet.

[H]ardOCP says it can run Far Cry 2 at 2560x1600 at max settings with the SSC EVGA 285 but only 4X AA.

My opinion: After seeing why you want a new card, I'd suggest you wait at minimum for GT212. Considering the economy is in the ****ter, prices will most likely drop over time, so pick up a 285 once it is cheaper, or save for a 212. Your card is a damn good card.
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I might end up doing that.I will see how left 4 dead plays at 1920x1200 everything maxed.I am finished with far cry 2 anyways.It will also depend how much I can get the 285 for and how much I can sell my 260.
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My GTX 260 maxes Farcry 2 on every setting at the same resolution, only I have AA at 4x. I honestly rarely find a game where more than 4xAA is needed at that high a res.

Anyway, on topic, I don't think the upgrade is worth it either. I would wait to see what nVidia rolls out at the end of the year, which is what I plan to do. If you wait for the big steps you always get more mileage out of the card.
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Old 01-20-09, 02:50 AM   #12
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Most people cant I guess.I am a jaggie nut,I CANT STAND THEM.I even see them from a distance on 8-16x on some games!You play hdr and bloom at 4xaa?Whats the rest of your specs?
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