8800 GTX SLI to 275 GTX SLI worhty upgrade?

#1yshan76Posted 2/10/2010 3:34:12 PM

Hello,

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

Thanks in advance!

#2Killur XFalconPosted 2/10/2010 3:37:29 PM
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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#3_Elite_Bushido_Posted 2/10/2010 3:40:33 PM
the performance of nvidias top end card is supposed to be around the middle of a 5870 and 5970
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#4fan_zhangPosted 2/10/2010 3:42:48 PM

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.


^this x 10
#5SeigifiedPosted 2/10/2010 5:18:01 PM
How are you running 4gb of ram on a 32 bit system? o.O
(or are you just running 3gb of it)
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#6ElemenopePosted 2/10/2010 5:34:52 PM
not a worthy upgrade for THIS game. One 8800gtx can completely max out ME2 no problem
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#7yshan76(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2010 7:46:33 PM

Thanks for the replies. I'm actually have 4 Gigs of RAM...obviously the 32 bit windows is a major downer..

#8viewtifuljon111Posted 2/10/2010 7:48:28 PM
My 9800, which from what I understand is basically an 8800, is still holding in there pretty good. I'd wait another year, if you could handle it.
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#9funkyfritterPosted 2/10/2010 7:55:36 PM
Just wait. Your current setup should max or nearly max everything on that list and stuff gets better and cheaper quickly. No reason to rush out and upgrade now.
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#10MarakushPosted 2/11/2010 4:04:26 AM
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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