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whats the drawback of 2x 9800GX2 compared to modern video cards?

Each is faster than the GX550Ti....

Would guess that its dx10 only?
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Power usage and heat output.
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Micro-stuttering perhaps?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by superj1977;13636328 
Power usage and heat output.

In addition to the mentioned, if you are comparing them to a single card, I would say SLI problems (microstutter) and lack of vram (only 512MB)
    
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Lack of vRAM will really hinder your performance, reliance on SLI Drivers, power usage, heat output. On the plus side, your epeen grows seventeen inches due to the quad GPU sexiness.
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Also the new technology is smaller, by smaller i mean (nm) nanometer.
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Folding beasts though....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by superj1977;13636394 
Folding beasts though....

True dat. Get them and fold 24/7 my good man.
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post #9 of 18
They're about on par with a 460 or a 6850. Not really worth using at this point.
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post #10 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsemama1956;13636546 
They're about on par with a 460 or a 6850. Not really worth using at this point.

but u aint taking into account that there are 2x here wink.gif

CONS: power usage and heat

is it definitely DX10 only?

PS> these are XFX 9800GX2 so do have 1gb ram
Edited by ollie007 - 5/25/11 at 7:16pm
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