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Where would dual SLI 9800GX2 stand today? Would it even be worth it just to test, to be able to say that I've tried it or just ditch the idea. There hasn't been any real reviews on them since 2009. Thanks.
    
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Eh, my 9800GT is plain useless. LOL. So I would imagine those wouldn't be a WHOLE lot better....Im sure it could play some games at medium-low settings?

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i went from a 9800 GX SLI to a 560 TI Hawk... and it was a major improvment over the previous arangment.
    
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Fold like mad on four 9800s.

But pretty much any 4XX or 5XX card will blow it out of the water with zero mercy.

ETA:
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i went from a 9800 GX SLI to a 560 TI Hawk... and it was a major improvment over the previous arangment.
Hooked my friend up with an EVGA SC 560Ti to replace his single 7900GS. Mind = blown.
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post #5 of 11
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i went from a 9800 GX SLI to a 560 TI Hawk... and it was a major improvment over the previous arangment.
4 cards right?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MKHunt View Post
Fold like mad on four 9800s.
I cheat though. I use one core for folding, another for gaming.

Anywho, looks like I'm asking for trouble and I would have to upgrade PSU.
Thanks to all that contributed.
Edited by intelfan - 10/8/11 at 9:25pm
    
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I don't know about good, I'm sure you could still play everything decently a little scaled back. 4-way scaling on Series 9 was never awesome and 512mb ram per GPU would be a limit.
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I don't know about good, I'm sure you could still play everything decently a little scaled back. 4-way scaling on Series 9 was never awesome and 512mb ram per GPU would be a limit.
I've actually read where users had decreased performance with four instead of two. The card fulfills almost all my expectations, leaving little things to be desired.
    
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Upgraded to GTX 275. That card beats the crap out of the 9800GX2. Everything is smoother and the minimum frames were higher while the average was more consistent. Love it.
    
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OMG NO!

QUAD SLI is crap. I dumped my 2 x GX2s for 2 x 260s and it was better. No stuttering with the 260s as far as SLI goes.

Folding? I don't fold but I use GPU processing and I know that ATI performs MUCH better because of the many SPs.


Ah, I just read the whole thread. Good stuff.
Edited by quadx - 10/11/11 at 9:43pm
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post #10 of 11
Coming for the 9 series, getting a GTX 500 card would be amazing and would be good for the future. Not the GTX 550 Ti though.
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