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Should I buy the second card for my sli set up....or should I simply buy a newer more powerful card? What advantages will there be besides video memory if I buy the second 6800XT card?
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post #2 of 27
There actually will be no video memory advantage in SLI. Only the memory on one of the cards will be used.
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SLi is like Dual-core CPUs.
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post #4 of 27
Check out this card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130066

It screams for about 280$. It would be much better than two 6800's. Much easier to maintain and power.

I'm not an ATI fanboy. So, maybe someone from that group can make an ATI suggestion.
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post #5 of 27
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that looks good,
I was just looking at this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150189
So I guess.... 1 512 would be better than 2 256's?
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post #6 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by GigaHertz View Post
that looks good,
I was just looking at this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150189
So I guess.... 1 512 would be better than 2 256's?
Yeah, you are way better off. And double the memory.
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
There actually will be no video memory advantage in SLI. Only the memory on one of the cards will be used.
Hmm i didnt know that... proof?
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What is the PixelPipelines?
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by GigaHertz View Post
What is the PixelPipelines?
24...click on the specifications tab to see all the technical details.
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post #10 of 27
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No I know its 24 for that card,
I meant, what is PixelPipelines? what does that mean?
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