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Should I buy another Nvidia 275 for SLI?

By treetops
Nov 27, 2011
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  1. Would it be worth it? I noticed I have low fps on ultra in skyrim and battlefield 3 at 1080p. Would another 275 clear this up? All my specs are in my specs. Also nothing I have is over clocked. How do I see my dang fps in skyrim anyways?
  2. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 559   +11

    to see your FPS in any game that dosn't have a custom benchmarking program. run and download Fraps while your playing the game, another 275 will help give you about 50-75% more performance then 1 card but i havn't seen any exact benchmarks with that card yet
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,669   +59

    well i got 15-40 on ultra could be worse
  4. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 559   +11

    thats actually pretty good, is it a GTX275 or a GT275?
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,669   +59

    Yeah gtx

    1 x EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    it only goes to directx 10 though, that probably helps
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    If you're going to pick up another 275, expect bench results similar to a gtx295.
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,669   +59

  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    A gtx 295 is two 275'x sandwiched on one card in 8x8

    So its impossible for a 275 to be rated higher than a single 295
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 967   +97

    Not worth it one bit... unless you're getting it for $40 or less, and would work with all your existing hardware.
  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,258   +147

    I run 2 gtx 275s in sli.

    As said in previous posts expect about a 50% increase in framerates.

    Battlefield 3 is double the fps from my own testing, think i was getting around 45 fps on ultra with aa turned down a notch. Elder scrolls is very cpu dependent and my brother sees better framerates than me with 2xgtx 260 in sli, 2.8 vs 3.8 phenom processor, i still get 40 fps in gpu intensive areas and 60 fps in dungeons.

    As you probably already know these card run hot, not sure what kind of gap you have between your gpus in sli on that mobo, but i would reccomend a double wide space slot. Also a good brand 700 watt min psu.

    Worth getting if its cheap, say 70 dollars
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,669   +59

    Looks like it will be hard to get even a used one for 70$.
     


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