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Old 06-07-09, 01:08 AM   #1
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I'm currently using a 9800GT from eVGA. Made a post here ( http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=134147 ) asking for suggestions for upgrade but specifically I'm wondering if another 9800GT to go SLI would be a good choice or if I should go double SLI of a 2xx series card or just one 2xx series card. I'm playing wow at 1900x1200 and getting lagged video in raid situations.

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Old 06-07-09, 02:58 AM   #2
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I'd, personally, would get two GTX 260 and do SLI, which is my plan here in another month or so. Or just get a GTX 285, but don't be surprised if the two GTX 260 in SLI outperform the single GTX 285.
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Old 06-07-09, 08:02 AM   #3
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lagging in raid ,I don't play WOW but isn't that a CPU or even a network problem more than a graphics card one?
WOW looks low quality to me, I don't see how it could be the graphics card unless you play with all the stuff turned up.

I guess if it doesn't lag with graphics all low then it must only be the graphics card.
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Old 06-07-09, 10:39 AM   #4
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yeah thats all cpu if wow is lagging with that card.
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Old 06-14-09, 08:52 AM   #5
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If you plan on getting the GT300 then I would just get another cheap 9800GT and SLI it if you already have a SLI motherboard,because they are pretty fast in SLI and they overclock great.I have one I bought at tiger direct for $75 a recertified one and it works great and overclocks to 721/1800/2000
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Old 06-14-09, 04:59 PM   #6
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Rumours say GT300 coming out Q4 this year but quite a few have argued that Nvidia has a history of being the master of understatements, so they say GT300 will be out Q3 this year. Performance wise, from what I've been reading GT300 cards could be as revolutionary as 8800 GTX was back in Nov 2006.

So considering you will likely to do another GPU upgrade to a GT300 card and assuming you will get the next WoW expansion that is currently in the works, a single 285 or 2 260 in SLI might work for you.

Another useful reading might be this: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=100726049

Contact the OP on that thread if you wanna receive some feedback on how much performance gain you should be receiving if you were to upgrade to a GTX 280 or higher.
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Two 9800GT in SLI is faster then a single GTX260 in nearly ever games.I have tried all of them and two 9800GT in SLI will play any game with good frame rate as long as the game supports SLI.You can get a 9800GT for $90 at newegg ,just look at google and look at the reviews.But you need to overclock your CPU to 3.2gigs or as high as it will go to get better frame rates.,just watch your tempertures and you need a better heatink then the stock one .
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Old 06-17-09, 12:45 PM   #8
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If you're really hungry for some extra GPU power the suggestion to go with two 9800Gt in SLI is actually a very good one.

I'm currently running two older 8800GTs in SLI and yes in some cases they can be faster than a single 280. Given the price tag of the current cards you can easily upgrade by adding another card and you've effectively doubled the performance. A lot of the early problems with SLI have been taken care of with the new drivers.

I run my games in 1920X1280 and there is only one game that gives me a little bit of a problem at that res and that's Crysis. Everything else is NO problem at all.

Also the CPU you're running can easily be overclocked but he's right don't use the stock cooler. Get something nicer and get it up to 3.2 and you will see a big difference.
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I purchased a BFG GTX275 OC. Turns out my motherboard didn't support SLI so my choice was pretty easy. Also upgraded to a E8500 which I have clocked at 4ghz.

Still not 60fps but it's certainly better.
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cool, enjoy the card.
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