3 x gtx 260 or 1 gtx 295

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  1. rocca

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    well they already sell i5 mobos here in romania, i'm sure they're everywhere, so the CPUs should be on sale in a few weeks.
    what i see is that an i5 mobo costs 2 times less than an x58 one
    also, didn't mean to offend with the stuff/staff thing, i just couldn't help it :)
     
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  2. jmpnop

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    1] I already spotted i5 boards here. The CPUs will be out soon.

    2] GTX260 216 is a superb performer. Its 20%-25%max. slower than 285. If you have 22" or less moniter, it yields 60+ fps in almost all the games.

    3] As I said, 550 performs as much as an E8400. If you SLI using that CPU, it will heavily bottleneck.

    4] Again as I said, 955 performs nearly as much as a Q9550. So, why are you really moving to AMD? Either go for i5 or i7. Else its waste.
     
  3. geopouros

    geopouros Master Guru

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    because i do not have a pc now and i can not wait for the new hardware :)
    I ll get this now and after 1-2 months when the new come out and be tested i will sell and get them :)

    Good news i can get one GTX295 1792MB GX295NHWFC with Lifetime warranty for 380 euros!!!!! new!!!
     
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  4. jmpnop

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    Well then instead of going with SLI 260, go with a single 275, spend that money on 955 atleast.
     

  5. geopouros

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    Good news i can get one GTX295 1792MB GX295NHWFC with Lifetime warranty for 380 euros!!!!! new!!!
     
  6. scoter man1

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    why havent you check out the 275? If you get 2 its = to a gtx 295, just without all of the heat issues.
     
  7. RRRage

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    3 x GTX 265 give you nce hot room. 2 x GTX 275 give you less heat room 1 x GTX 295 give you best temp room, however the card can't be volt-mod. Therefore limited oc. :)
     
  8. rocca

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    what he has there is a single-pcb 295, so heat isn't a big issue
     
  9. geopouros

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    why does the new gtx295 with one pcb still has heat issues?
     
  10. jmpnop

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    But generally its better no to go for it with your hardware...
     

  11. geopouros

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    i was looking for i7 hardware and its go all the way to 1000 euros to get the good staff its 300 more than the last setup i was thinking.....i know it will be way faster but still...
     
  12. jmpnop

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    ISNT WORTH, HEAVY BOTTLENECK (550 +260 SLI or 295)
     
  13. geopouros

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    ok man i got it :) do not explode on me :)
    what about the x4 or the cpu i had? with the gtx295 with nforce mobos
    Or i will go for i7 and thats that!!!!!!!!
     
  14. jmpnop

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    If you are spending so much (GTX295+PII), opt for i7 instead of it. CPU/Mobo/Ram costs 500$ and is worth for SLI. Opt for it. I wouldn't recommend your selection.
     
  15. geopouros

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    So this is the final setup
    ASUS RAMPAGE x58
    OCZ OCZ3G1600LV3GK 3gb
    INTEL Core i7 i7-920
    EVGA 017-P3-1295-AR CO-OP Edition
    VelociRaptor
    THERMALTAKE Tr2 RX-850w
    im gona get them for 950 euros
     

  16. Terrorizor

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    looks like a rockin setup, i am almost tempted to suggest a similar priced SSD over the velociraptor though to be honest.
     
  17. geopouros

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    i was thinking about it but i did not have a good experience with them a wile buck whenever i was heavily multitasking it was freezing so on another 2 pc i used them so im gonna gowith a veloci i had one on the ather pc i had and it was fine :)
    As i see you have 2 x 260 whats you're fps in crysis?
     
  18. sg72

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    Crysis. Crysis. Cryisis!

    That is what we base our GPU performance on.

    A singlre GTX 275. Will not ever! give you, the perfect rendering you require at 1900x1200.

    Crysis does well on SLI rendering. CPU. requirements are to a less extent needed.

    Crysis. To my mind. Is the benchmark for GPUs. And that is why I chose. My system.
    To run at 1920x1080. Without Hiccup.

    Plenty of $/£s /Eu's. But if it is what you require ? Then you have to BTB. And go for it.

    21/08/2009 21:18:50 - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX10 1920x1080, AA=4x, Vsync=Enabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: VeryHigh
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    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 62.12s, Average FPS: 32.20
    Min FPS: 29.40 at frame 1949, Max FPS: 45.81 at frame 997
    Average Tri/Sec: -544638, Tri/Frame: -16915
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -54.19
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 54.32s, Average FPS: 36.82
    Min FPS: 28.80 at frame 1956, Max FPS: 45.81 at frame 997
    Average Tri/Sec: -398713, Tri/Frame: -10828
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -84.66
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
    Play Time: 54.26s, Average FPS: 36.86
    Min FPS: 27.80 at frame 1965, Max FPS: 46.27 at frame 1011
    Average Tri/Sec: -418827, Tri/Frame: -11363
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -80.67
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
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    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    21/08/2009 21:18:50 - Vista 64

    Run #1- DX10 1920x1080 AA=4x, 64 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 36.84

    25/08/2009 20:18:00 - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX10 1920x1080, AA=2x, Vsync=Disabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: VeryHigh
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    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 60.47s, Average FPS: 33.07
    Min FPS: 28.20 at frame 1953, Max FPS: 47.94 at frame 1006
    Average Tri/Sec: -553253, Tri/Frame: -16728
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -54.80
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 52.15s, Average FPS: 38.35
    Min FPS: 28.20 at frame 1953, Max FPS: 47.94 at frame 1006
    Average Tri/Sec: -404999, Tri/Frame: -10561
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -86.80
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
    Play Time: 51.99s, Average FPS: 38.47
    Min FPS: 28.20 at frame 1953, Max FPS: 47.94 at frame 1006
    Average Tri/Sec: -415657, Tri/Frame: -10804
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -84.84
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
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    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    25/08/2009 20:18:00 - Vista 64

    Run #1- DX10 1920x1080 AA=2x, 64 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 38.41

    21/07/2009 01:02:37 - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX10 1920x1080, AA=No AA, Vsync=Enabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: Custom
    Custom Quality Values:
    VolumetricEffects=VeryHigh
    Texture=VeryHigh
    ObjectDetail=VeryHigh
    Sound=VeryHigh
    Shadows=VeryHigh
    Water=VeryHigh
    Physics=VeryHigh
    Particles=VeryHigh
    Shading=VeryHigh
    PostProcessing=VeryHigh
    GameEffects=VeryHigh
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    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 57.76s, Average FPS: 34.63
    Min FPS: 26.67 at frame 1966, Max FPS: 52.32 at frame 974
    Average Tri/Sec: -652737, Tri/Frame: -18849
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -48.63
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 49.78s, Average FPS: 40.18
    Min FPS: 25.69 at frame 1955, Max FPS: 52.80 at frame 978
    Average Tri/Sec: -438618, Tri/Frame: -10916
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -83.97
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
    Play Time: 49.77s, Average FPS: 40.18
    Min FPS: 25.32 at frame 1948, Max FPS: 52.80 at frame 978
    Average Tri/Sec: -417452, Tri/Frame: -10388
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -88.24
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
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    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    21/07/2009 01:02:37 - Vista 64

    Run #1- DX10 1920x1080 AA=No AA, 64 bit test, Quality: Custom ~~ Overall Average FPS: 40.18

    I Don't know if these figures will help. But to my mind it may show what you are dealing with?


    BTW. No AA. at 1920x1080. is no big deal.:)
    also am running realisis..... Mmmmm....
     
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  19. geopouros

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    I just know its one of the most heavy games out there so if a setup can play that it plays everything :) if the setup i choose will play as good as my old one and hopefully better im happy :)
     
  20. sg72

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    It is indeed . Thee most. Heavily GPU dependent game ever! And is basically a benchmark for all.

    You will have to choose the requirements yourself. Dependant on Budget/Aspect Ratio/to what extent of play you require.

    It is a very demanding program, with many variables.

    If you can concquer it? Then you should be able to play any GPU. bound Game/Sim.
    (Not CPU. bound
    ( Flight/Racing program.)

    SLI. Is the way, for perfect Crysis. A single GTX295 should be suffice.(2x285s Cream a 295.)

    Of added interest a GTX 295 Is an SLI card. If any of your fav. Older games donot support SLI. Well your 295 is as good as a 9600GTS????.(Just a thought)

    The rest of Sim Game World are dependent on manufacturer of Game/Sim. And what they want to promote?(No Suckers here though???)
     
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