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Thread: Add another 260 SLI , or wait for DX11...Pros and Cons




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    Default Add another 260 SLI , or wait for DX11...Pros and Cons

    Anybody install 2-GTX260's on a EX-58 UD3R? I tried my brothers card one time and expected the temps on the GPU to be much higher since this board squishes the GPUs together. both were running roughly the same temp while gaming around 70c, Sometimes a single card alone gets to this temperature.

    Upon playing some Fallout 3, i noticed a horrible annoying stutter. I would call it complete choppiness. Not The microstutter which can and is fixed by modding the .inf file. A clean driver install was done using driversweeper to be sure. Anybody else see this?

    I ask because i am this close to getting another 260 for a great deal of around $120 new. however with DX11 cards getting closer and closer, im an unsure if this is wise.

    DX11 games may not be readily available for some time. All the good games are coming out within the next few months and are of course DX11 only supported on very very few.

    The New Nvidia Cards will likely be priced around 499 i assume upon release and that may not be until next year though they say Q4 2009 is expected.

    No i wont get a Radeon.

    Thoughts , suggestions, all input is welcome. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Add another 260 SLI , or wait for DX11...Pros and Cons

    I'd go ahead and get another. I haven't had an issue with stuttering, how hot were they getting? I recommend if gaming to manually turn the fans up as the auto control won't kick in and speed up the fans until it's already getting hot. I set mine to about 70% and play on max settings and my hottest card gets to 60C max with hours of gaming. My top card the primary and one that gets has its fan more blocked runs about 4C hotter than the other which is normal. Can't go wrong with them and with rebate you can find them cheap and I think even get that new batman game for free as well. They'll definently be able to handle anything till the new ones prices drop.
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    Default Re: Add another 260 SLI , or wait for DX11...Pros and Cons

    Each cards were about 4-6c of each other , right around 70c each. I do the same, never use the auto setting and turn the fan up to 70 when i game.

    Good plan, gonna pick me up another card now. Who knows when the new Nvidias will arrive anyway...Q4 of 2077
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    Default Re: Add another 260 SLI , or wait for DX11...Pros and Cons

    Picking up another will also allow you to hold off a little, maybe until the second grn of DX11 cards arrive. No doubt as with all past GPU changes, the performance leap going to 2nd gen will be big.

    two 260's will definitely allow you to run all games maxed out for at least another year, maybe closer to two. Plus if the difference between DX10 and DX11 is the same looks wise as the difference between DX9 and DX10, you won't be missing much. I still choose DX9 when possible for the extra performance, and usually the only reason DX10 looks diferent is because they lock the game settings at a minimum of "High", a la Far Cry 2.
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