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Memory and clockspeed should be the same aswell as the model, the make can differ but I'm sure that if you have a slightly faster card it will be slowed down like raid 0 you get as much as the slowest drive but I could be wrong
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post #12 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by frostbite
Memory and clockspeed should be the same aswell as the model, the make can differ but I'm sure that if you have a slightly faster card it will be slowed down like raid 0 you get as much as the slowest drive but I could be wrong
This is correct, in SLI the higher clocked card will be slowed down to the speed of the lesser card.
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Originally Posted by SiNiSt3r
Why would you spend $300+ on a vid card now when dx10 will be out in a month or two?
There are a couple reasons.

1) Im not paying for it, and my mom wanted to know what I wanted for my birthday. And its not more then 300+ its $275
2) I figure it should let me play games better with everything maxed out on the 22" widescreen im getting.
3) For future games such as Crysis which will take alot to run.
4) I can always sell them at a latter date and get a g80 card.
5) I think they would be a good match for the x2 4400+ Im gonna be buying or getting at christmas time.
    
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1. No need to wait for DX10,(in my opinion) Vista is sounding worse and worse and worse.
2. Your family must be rich if you get $250 birthday presents(or is this a one time thing)
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1. No need to wait for DX10,(in my opinion) Vista is sounding worse and worse and worse.
2. Your family must be rich if you get $250 birthday presents(or is this a one time thing)

well they said that the new DX 9 will let dx10 games work in vista so I see no reason to upgrade just yet.

And no my family is by no means rich lol, it just worked out that I get it because I did some work around the house during the summer and I didn't ask for any money for doing it. So yea its a one time thing.
    
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Quote:
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This is correct, in SLI the higher clocked card will be slowed down to the speed of the lesser card.
This was already stated...But that was def news to me about the mixed vendors, thats good to know
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How would DX10 affect the video cards? Would they release new kind of video card that will handle DX10? If i am planning on building a new computer, should i wait until the DX10 comes out? I just don't see how DX10 can change so much.. that he shouldn't get SLI.

Simplified.. What change will DX10 will have on video cards and their configs.
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yes, a Video card has to be "DX10 compatible" and the only cards that are are the new Radeons and new 8000's from nVidia
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Lol, XP is bad now what makes vista better, usually people dont buy new OS's until years later after most of the bugs that microsoft didnt catch while testing are sorted out, personally i dont like to waste money but i also dont like to keep either or so my pocket says so i buy things that are a sure fire thing and not sit on my hand for next 6 months waiting for something that wont happen in another 4 years...

Also new cards are comming out constantly, it makes it horrible when you buy a brand new high end card and then 3 months later theres a card even better, its depressing really, like the 7800GTX's it was eclipsed by the 7900GTX, now theres 7950GX2's or something, also christmas is comming up so you just know in the back if your mind something bigger is comming, 1 year is not enough, keeping your rig stacked with the best is like a second job, but of course you need 3 jobs to keep it stacked to begin with! :0|
     
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wait for vista and dx10, vista is gonna be a bigger system resource hog resulting in less fps, dx10 is going to limit certain graphics technology wich could also give another hit in dx 10, i am sticking to xp and dx9 for as long as it takes them to improve the widespread rumors of fps loss. just in my opinion i my be wrong
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