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Old 24-06-09, 03:38 PM
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9800gt x2

Just got new ROG Striker 2 NSE, was considering getting a couple of 9800GT X2's to compliment my (future) 26 " monitor.

Anyone got a better idea ? Wouldn't mind just getting a 295 without going SLI.

Enlighten me !

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Old 24-06-09, 03:42 PM
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its GX2.

26" is still only a 1920x1200 res mate and a pair of 260's will cope with that.

A 295 will rip it up aswell, but if you want 2 cards for tart like me then get a couple 55nm 260's or 285's if you must search for numbers.

2x 285's will outdo a 295 anyways dude
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Old 24-06-09, 03:47 PM
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I knew, I feckin knew I was wrong calling it a ??x...... But handy google couldn't help me !

Anyways, cheers, was thinkin bout the 285's...... it's the bling factor that's got me, argh !

(edit) Btw, what u mean about 'search for numbers' ?
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Old 24-06-09, 03:48 PM
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Would initially throw out that if a single 295 was an option, I'd go for that.

However, I'd want some1 to verify for me first whether the card is similarly drawn to the same SLI concerns that I may have as running 2x285 cards. Being as it's just 2 cards welded together under one hood.

i.e. the 295 has the same sli options as if u had 2 cards installed.
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Old 24-06-09, 03:50 PM
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Are we the only Nvidia fans on this forum ?

Rasta, me and Tom ?
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Old 24-06-09, 03:54 PM
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Isn't really a question of fannage - more a point of if the choice is there to go nVidia with the budget being available, I'd pick them.

If u mentioned u had a budget of <£200, the choices would suddenly change maybe.
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Old 24-06-09, 03:58 PM
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In all honesty, If I can't afford it, I wait. You know what it's like when you get your mind set on something, especially when it has the potential to be the best in it's class.
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Old 24-06-09, 04:02 PM
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If it were me i'd get a 285, and another later if you so felt the need.

Tbh I run a 3200 pixel wide desktop with a game at 1680x1050 on one screen, videos playing, browsers and msn etc on the other on an 8800GT with 0 lag, frameloss etc so a 285 will walk all over any 1920x1200 screen.
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Old 24-06-09, 04:22 PM
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quad sli DOES NOT SCALE WELL just like ati and a single 295 will run better.

2x 285s will out run a 295 though.

Im a green team for benches and folding but when it comes to games Im with the reds sprento.

saying that the new ATI's coming have 'shaders' and a form of processing that will rape any Nvidia card folding aswell, all going to get very interesting over the next year.
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Old 24-06-09, 06:17 PM
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Tom, if u have a 295, does it behave exactly like having 2 cards in SLI ? Or is does it have benefits over setting up an SLI. (putting aside the fact 285x2 bench better)

(I guess that's the answer I was after)

Can't argue with what Ham said tbh.
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