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SLI worth it?

By wildgene789
Feb 21, 2009
  1. Im just trying to get an understanding i run all my games at max on a samsong 1440x900 res and its amazing BUT will there be a boost in graphics if i add another one? Or will it look the same and i just wasted 350 dollars BTW i have the GTX285 this is just for my knowlegde im not acutally going to do it.
     
  2. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 204

    get a GTX260, it is perfect for this rez, my 9800gt can run crysis warhead all full with 0 lag
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Err...no, i wouldn't even recommend a SINGLE GTX285 at those resolutions. So no, you probably won't get any higher FPS with two GTX285's.
     
  4. wildgene789

    wildgene789 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    well I went from a 9600 to 9800gtx+ then to a gtx260 and now a gtx285 and the gtx285 is quite the performer
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    A GTX 285 is a waste of cash for any monitor that cannot do at least 1600x1200. You should be getting at least 100FPS+ in every game at 1440x900, and nothing is smoother than a game running at 60+ FPS. So no, you will not see any performance increase.
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    If you feel the game is running fine (which it should be), then it is a waste of $350.

    I really have to disagree with that, 60 is not all that smooth, even on 60hz lcd's, I would say 120+ is smooth.
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I cannot notice the difference personally. 60+ is the sweet spot for me.
     
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I think things like monitor refresh rate, the brightness and a few other factors come into play passed 60fps. Rarily an issue discussed though.
     
  9. wildgene789

    wildgene789 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Well in grand theft auto 4 i had 30 fps with the phenom X3 but idk about it now i havent check i just want to run that game like a pro haha. Now i have the phenom II 3.6ghz but when i have it at high textures it lags but on medium its good.
     
  10. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    Well, currently a SLi 285 set up seems like a complete overkill. But in the long run, I could imagine it lasting a LONG time. I mean, if you got the money and you wanna show off, I'd do it.
     
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