• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

dual vs triple SLi

jpk

Senior member
Mar 30, 2001
399
0
71
I currently have a SLi setup with my EVGA GTX260's. I'm thinking about adding a third matching 260 since my board will support it and adding another 260 would be relatively inexpensive. Will there be an adavantage of doing this or am I just upping my BS factor? I really want to make my machine a little future proof for a couple of years. Thanks
 

happy medium

Lifer
Jun 8, 2003
14,387
475
126
I'd wait for the gtx 460 to come out (6 weeks ) and sell both gtx 260's and buy 2 gtx 460's.
I don't think the gtx 200 series plays with triple sli nicley.
 

Attic

Diamond Member
Jan 9, 2010
4,282
2
76
I'd wait for the gtx 460 to come out (6 weeks ) and sell both gtx 260's and buy 2 gtx 460's.
I don't think the gtx 200 series plays with triple sli nicley.

Yes, this. I think you'd be better served by moving from the 260's to newer tech instead of adding another 260.
 

Redox

Member
Aug 12, 2005
133
0
0
Yes, this. I think you'd be better served by moving from the 260's to newer tech instead of adding another 260.
I'm running GTX 280's in tri-sli and definitely see the difference vs. the dual GTX 280 SLI set up I had previously (found a third one cheap when they were being discontinued in favor of the GTX 285). I should also note that I am running at 2560x1600 where the tri-sli really pays off. If you run a lower resolution, it is likely overkill.

For the incremental cost of adding another GTX 260 (~$200) you would likely see performance similar to a dual 470 sli setup, minus the DX 11 support (which is not yet widespread anyway) and save $500 in the process.

I'm planning to keep my 280 tri-sli setup until the next round of GPU's - perhaps GTX 485(?) if they bump the performance and deal with the heat/power issues. There is not enough performance difference to justify upgrading (unless I went to tri-sli 400 series which would be insanely expensive).
 
Last edited:

ASK THE COMMUNITY