Looking to upgrade my GPU. I previously hadtwo 8800 GTX 758 mb on SLI but a week ago one of my cards died so running a single 8800 GTX. I play all my games on 1900 x 1200 res on a 24 inch monitor and looking forward to playingnew gameswhich include:Battlefield BC 2, Mass Effect 2, Diablo 3, the new Starwars MMO...etc. Thinking of picking up two 275 GTX from BFG to run SLI.
Just wanted some opinions on whether this upgrade is worth it and want to find out if I might come across any bottlenecking issues.
My specs: 6700 Quad Core Extreme 3.2 ghz (OC'd), single 8800 GTX 758, 4 Gigs of OCZ RAM, Windows Vista 32 bit Home, 680i Mobo, 1000 Watt PSU
Nvidia's new cards should be out soon, so I suggest you wait. Not worth it to spend money on a GTX 275 SLI setup when the DX11 cards are so close. Even if they don't turn out to be all that great, you can be sure the price of older cards and ATI's 5xxx series is going to go down.
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From: Killur XFalcon | Posted: 2/10/2010 6:37:29 PM | #002 Nvidia's new cards should be out soon, so I suggest you wait. Not worth it to spend money on a GTX 275 SLI setup when the DX11 cards are so close. Even if they don't turn out to be all that great, you can be sure the price of older cards and ATI's 5xxx series is going to go down.
Honestly, all the games you mentioned above are or will be overkilled by your current set of cards :/
I don't see why you would spent money for such a marginal increase in power. Not to mention an unnecessary increase. Right now I'm playing ME 2 maxed out on an old PC, and it runs flawlessly.
Radeon 4830 2gb DDR2 RAM 800mhz Super ancient Athlon X2 5600
If I can run the game on max with this ancestral machine, I'm pretty sure your 2 cards are going to manage. People tend to forget how much GPU technology and software graphics became stagnant in the last 4-5 years :P
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