Upgrade from GeForce 8800GTX SLI

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  1. wim_vg

    wim_vg Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm kinda looking around for an upgrade from my good old GeForce 8800GTX SLI setup.

    I have basically two choices in mind:
    1) go for a GeForce GTX285 (EVGA GTX 285 ForTheWin or
    XFX GTX 285 Black Edition) and some time later buy another in SLI.

    2) go for a GeForce GTX295 without SLI (budget-related)

    What would you recommend as best upgrade path?

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  2. biggerx

    biggerx Ancient Guru

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    Wait for the 300 series....
     
  3. Xeon XT

    Xeon XT Member Guru

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    I'd wait for GT300 series or if you're really anxious the ASUS' monsterous GTX295 with two GTX285 chips and 4GB memory (2GB reality)

    Going from 8800GTX SLI to a single GTX285 doesn't really make sense as of now, if you wait for the GT300 series, you will have more features at your disposal (dx11 n so on)
     
  4. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    If you absolutely HAVE to replace your 8800GTX SLI setup now...either GTX295...or...GTX295 Asus style (dual GTX285's, which is not approved by nVidia) that Xeon recommended. If you have the patience to wait it out....wait for GT300, as it should be faster than GT200 by a decent amount.
     

  5. DSK

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    8800GTX SLI is like fast as a GTX285 no ?
     
  6. biggerx

    biggerx Ancient Guru

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    Just about. 8800GT SLI'd shouldn't be giving you many issues.
     
  7. MAD-OGRE

    MAD-OGRE Ancient Guru

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    Are you planning to upgrade any other parts of your system?
    Your CPU is going to hold any of them back, but if you plan on upgrade the rest later say this year, snag the 295, that way your not going to be stuck with mobo options.
    Altho if your going i7/i5 SLI should be there any way.

    IMO you would see a nice bump if you used your money for a CPU/MOBO/RAM upgrade vs the GPU.
    Most times GPU is the best, but in this case I think your 8800GTX cards have alot of headroom your not using.
     
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  8. Mark121

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    Thats what I'm waiting for GT300 to replace my 8800GTX SLI with.
     
  9. RKOver

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    Yeah, might as well wait for 300 then as everyone else recommends.
     
  10. [GMC]Blackdog

    [GMC]Blackdog Master Guru

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    Wait for the 300 series if you really want to upgrade. But i also agree with Mad-ogre, upgrade your mobo, CPU and mem before you really get new GPUs.

    Read this review on possessors and GPUs to see what we are talking about
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-multigpu-sli-crossfire-game-performance-review This will show you how the CPU can really drag down your GPUs

    But again, just stick with what you have for now and wait for the 300s, or in you want them now, shell out the money for 2 or 3 GTX 285s. The ASUS MARs GTX 295 wld be crazy too and work great for a while to come.
     

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    Thanks for the recommendations :) And yes, I'm thinking of also updating other parts of my system.
     
  12. Captain Blamo

    Captain Blamo Member Guru

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    I love my 8800gtx and really see no good reason to upgrade. I have not run into any problems playing any games and will keep it until they no longer work.

    Save your cash for when the new technology comes up.
     
  13. Jenova_link

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    If you waiting for the 300 why get a GT? You will feel like alot of people that wast or spend money on the 9600GT and just a few month later the 9800GTX is out. I would wait for the GTX 300 not the GT so you won't hit your head on the wall.:bang:
     
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    he ment GTX theres only going to be a GTS or GTX using the G300/B chip
     
  15. YetYhunter

    YetYhunter Maha Guru

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    Just wait for the g300 series.It will completely destroy the g200 series.You won't have to upgrade for a loooong time.G300 will have everything astonishing performance and DirectX 11.
     

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    Is there any specific game that gives you problems ? Resolution ?

    Some games just wont work with SLI so have to disable one GPU to get those stable.

    Wait for g300 if you can, if not, then would get GTX285 or if you don't have any problems with SLI, then perhaps two GTX260 C216's or dual GTX275's.

    But I would start upgrading from other parts first, just like everyone else have told.

    This post feels kind of useless since everyone else have said the same things about 10 times :p
     
  17. jststojc

    jststojc Maha Guru

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    ye mate with that setup of yours thers no point at upgrading the gpus now, id say wait fo the gt300/rv870 chips to come out and upgrade your whole comp together with the cpu/mobo/ram
     
  18. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    yes pretty much. i had a cpu similar to the OP but at 2.8 and it ran games pretty good, but i was severely cpu limited. now that i have this C2D, games run WAY better. no micro stutter anymore, so smooth now. so imho he needs a new cpu before replacing those cards. like was said, 8800's in sli will keep up with a GTX280 ...
     
  19. killer_939

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    with a s939 4600+ x2 you wouldn't even know how fast your 8800gtx's are :p. imo get a new cpu, mobo and ram and then reconsider upgrading.
     
  20. jststojc

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    so true
     

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