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i have a friend on her ewho may sell me 2 gigs of high end gaming ram and a gefore 7900gt for 3 or 400 bucks.. I was wondering about saving up for an 8800GTX by XFX my favorite company of cards..

SO should i go with the friends idea? Because i plan to take $100 out of my check eatch week until i reach $700. This has been asked but when it comes to benchmarks which i love what am i looking at between 2 7900s in sli is teh 8800 score better with one card than 2 8800s??? i realy want it

Thanks please everone reply to this!
post #2 of 19
Well 7900'S Wont perform aswel in SLI as a single 8800GTX.
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It actually sounds like a great deal... Depending on the RAM, 2GB of quality RAM easily costs $250 or $300... That means you get the 7900 fairly cheaply.

Enterprise is right that a single 8800GTX beats SLI-ed 7900's though.
    
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but does a single 8800 beat 2 512mb 7950's??
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you have to remember that 8800s are more future proof
 
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8800gtx pwns. 'nuf said
    
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it beats ANYTHING right now (maybe excluding Quad-SLI at ultra high resolutions and so on).

Single 8800GTX can hit 12k on 3DMark06, something I can't achieve
    
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Save for the 8800 series, its more future proof.
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It even outdoes quad SLI Chozart. Any reasonably high resolution any two cards except for the 8800GTS the 8800GTX wins.
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You got proof for that?

And I mean... run the Quad SLI as it is meant to run (which rarely happened). Quad SLI is designed with specific types of AA and so on at extreme resolutions.

I know that at 'normal' resolutions, 7900GTX SLI-ed beat the Quad SLI, but that's NOT what Quad SLI is designed for. Yes, at those resolutions a 8800GTX probably beats Quad SLI quite easily, but I'd like to see the battle at the extreme resolutions for which Quad SLI is meant (with rediculous AA/AF settings to match)
    
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