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post #1 of 26
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K i have a evga 7600gs

should i get another one and sli them

or
get a better card and bump the 7600gs down to physics?

i have no idea

help a nub please
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post #2 of 26
How would you down your card to physycs?
I don't think that's possible...
Anyway , 2 7600GS's equal a 7900GS or GT (if Oclocked) , so choose the best for you!
But DX10 cards are coming out soon ,so i think you should do like me and wait, because they're right at the next corner.
post #3 of 26
I would save your money and wait for DX10 in november.
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post #4 of 26
November is the confirmed hard launch date for DX10? I'm sure it will be released right on schedule...
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post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
i heard there was a way to use a video card as a pysics processor. was hoping to maybe do that with my 7600

but yea, the only reson i wouldnt go with a new dx10 card is the price

if i could essentialy have a7600gs by buying another $100 card, it'll be cheaper then buying a $250 card

idk i guess ill have to wait and see
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post #6 of 26
If you aren't going to wait until November...I suggest the 7950GS from NewEgg (300$). Avoid SLI at all costs. The CONS outweigh the possible benefits. Notice I have SLI. I really regret it.
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post #7 of 26
your thinking of the new ati solution of having 3 graphic's cards, 2 in crossfire mode and the other working as a physics card.
Nvidia have something similiar under works, not much info on it though.
    
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post #8 of 26
Cheeses, did you guys even notice that 15" monitor he has? I bet a $200 7900GS would run all games maxed out on that monitor. I always thought unneeded power is stupid.
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post #9 of 26
Ya, the 8800 cards are coming out the second week of November, hooray. But still, I would say wait, or if not, get a second card, have good performance, and then later down the road get DX10. But don't bother on one newer card before DX10.
    
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post #10 of 26
I just sold one of my 7600GSes back to Newegg, check there in a week or so for an opened box item. The 7600gses worked fine in SLI, and beat a stock 7900gt. I decided to change to an X1900XT because it's a bit faster and overclocks better. If I were you, I'd go with SLI if you can find a 7600gs for >$100, otherwise I'd buy a X1900XT.
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