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i have a chance to get another 8800gt for under 50 bucks and since i already have one and a MoBO with 2 PCIe 2.0 8X sots i was considering getting it and running SLI (driver hack to enable SLI). What would be better, keeping my single 4870 1GB or getting the second 8800 and running them in SLI?
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8800GT SLI performs like 460GTX768MB so a bit better than HD 4890
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8800GT SLI performs like 460GTX768MB so a bit better than HD 4890

0.0 wow that's crazy especially since combined the 8800's will cost me about 75 bucks.
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on paper the gt's in SLI would be considerably faster, but you have to factor in driver issues. SLI wasn't implemented very well for the 8000 cards.
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on paper the gt's in SLI would be considerably faster, but you have to factor in driver issues. SLI wasn't implemented very well for the 8000 cards.

well thats true but i have used SLI before and none of my game had any issues accept Need For Speed Shift. and Resident Evil 4. So i think im good to go biggrin.gif
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I would say your probably better off keeping the 4890, but it would be fun to bench 8800gt in sli. That card is a legend.
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I would say your probably better off keeping the 4890, but it would be fun to bench 8800gt in sli. That card is a legend.

4870 not 4890 but i wish i had a 4890 lol. and believe it or not i can BFBC2 on high in a full server with my sig rig but with my 8800 and fps never drops below 40 fps.
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I´d get for 118$ a 460 GTX 768mb which is faster than HD 4890 in msot of the new games
http://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-Technology-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-60XMH6HS3HMW/dp/B003VKGZSM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329963491&sr=8-1

no offence but dont you guys read the title? its a 4870 not a 4890 and i only have 46 bucks
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I had 8800gt's in sli and they were great so far i had 2 "legendary" sets of cards....(i think)

I went from 8800gt's to GTX460's (IMO the 460's were legendary) to a 580 I still miss my 8800's i think ill buy them back and put them in my back up rig tongue.gif
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