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Replacing twin 8800GTX's

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by andicole0, 11 Apr 2010.

  1. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Robertsbridge

    Just returned the dead 295 and getting a refund so, what to replace my 8800's with.

    Still a possibility of 1 or 2 295's from someone here.

    A GTX480, a 470 and a second one later.

    A used 295.

    Two new 285's.

    Any thoughts - I'm sure there will be.

    Sorry my motherboard doesn't support Cross Fire so ATI not being considered at the moment.

    Andi.
     
  2. DavieJG

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Sep 2009

    Posts: 619

    295 gets my vote
     
  3. reiyushin

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Nov 2009

    Posts: 5,340

    Location: Bangor NI

    Hmm, if you use the features of DX11 then the 480 otherwise it's 295 all the way :)
     
  4. Tweaker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

    Posts: 1,752

    As long as you have the cooling for 480, should be good for you
     
  5. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Robertsbridge

    I have a water cooled system so the 470/80 would need a water block, then I guess I have to consider warranty.

    Andi.
     
  6. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Robertsbridge

    I see that twin 285's score better than a single 295 and that twin 295's can be a problem (quad SLI issues I guess).

    Andi.
     
  7. Orangey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

    Posts: 8,338

    Pretty sure xfire doesn't need "support", just 2 PCI-E slots.
     
  8. Razor Time

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Apr 2010

    Posts: 3,025

    I would go for a 480 out of those cards you have listed mainly for DX11 support & higher minimum frames. Waterblocks are already on the way from Koolance, Danger Den and EK. At a guess the price for a 480 block will be about £70-80.
     
  9. Orangey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

    Posts: 8,338

    5850 blocks are 80. 480 blocks are likely to be a lot more, over 100 I'd say.
     
  10. mast3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,550

    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    New board and Xfire 5850 / 870 :p
     
  11. Razor Time

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Apr 2010

    Posts: 3,025

    I doubt it. Dual gpu blocks are about £85-120 depending on the make. Single gpu blocks are about £60-85.

    A 5850 block can be had for as low as £60.
     
  12. Orangey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

    Posts: 8,338

    There's not much "shopping around" to be done for waterblocks in the UK. Seems to be just one model per GPU, the most expensive one.