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Windows 7: Buying a new graphic card!

21 Jul 2010   #1
Davidxtux

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Buying a new graphic card!

Buying a new graphic card! Upgrading from my old tri-sli gts 250 to a new nvidia card.
Now what I'm asking for is your opinion on what to buy? GTX 480? Or sli 2 460s? Or should I tri-sli 285s? Etc.. etc... Please provide real feedback and not just "Get X cause I think its SUPER!".. thanks in advance.


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21 Jul 2010   #2
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I don't know if this is true but, sum one said 2 GTX 460 is faster than 1 GTX 480. And where I live, I can get 2 GTX 480 for around the same price as 1 GTX 480. I don't know much about the GTX 285
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21 Jul 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's a starting place David.
Graphics Cards - CNET Reviews
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21 Jul 2010   #4
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm. For Nvidia I think a SLI 460 or 480 setup would be a good bet.
I see you have a pretty neat PSU so you could run a SLI 480 too
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21 Jul 2010   #5
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Tom always has good info. on cards
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21 Jul 2010   #6
Davidxtux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm familiar with both sites and a few others I just want some opinions on specific cards from this user groups as this forum has a plethora of experienced people. With 2 480s I'm afraid I stilll might be getting some bottlenecking from my cpu... I've seen some impressive benchmarking with sli 465s.. so I'm just not to sure where to go.
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21 Jul 2010   #7
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

what size is your monitor?
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21 Jul 2010   #8
Davidxtux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

eh.. I have 2560x1600.. 42'' toshiba tv.. and on the desk 8 monitors
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21 Jul 2010   #9
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

ha - nice set up. If I were you I'd consider a 460 SLI, which is supposed to rock and you can get a pair for $500.
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22 Jul 2010   #10
Davidxtux

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I was considering just that.. though I am concerned about cooling.. powering a tv at such a high resolution or my monitors might put quite a stress load on the cards.. my tri-sli idles at 61c on either setup.. perhaps it is time I upgraded to water cooling for that setup
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