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2x 6800GT SLI Vs 7/8000 series Upgrade

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Performance wise is it better to buy an additional 6800GT to use in SLI or should I wait until next year and get a mid range DX10 card?

Im interested in both raw FPS and also the newer features of DX10

Get a 6800GT for SLI or wait until next year for a DX10 upgrade? (~6 months)

I cant afford to stump up £350+ on a new 8800GTS......

Would I be throwing money at the wrong upgrade based upon my system specs?
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Go for the DX10 route - SLi really isnt a viable solution atm for anything, its only recommended when you get em cheap, or if you have 2 top-of-the-range cards and want even more performance!
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The 6800gt will not take advantage of dx10 but if you can pick a second one up cheap you will get a huge boost in performance and gaming FPS that would definitely hold you over till next year.
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If you can find a cheap used 6800GT (say under $50)... go for it for now. How much were you planning on spending for a 6800GT? It maybe cheaper and better just to upgrade to a 7-series card if you want performance now.

Otherwise, wait it out. A 7600GT easily beats a 6800GT. I can only assume the 8600GT will be able to compare to a 7800 or 7900 GT card. The new DX10 cards should come out in the next 4-5 months. Probably sooner since Vista is due in Jan.
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Yeah was thinking this but then I had the idea to build a complete vista ready system from scratch since nearly all my kit is not compatible with the newer platforms.

I might be able to pick up a matching card for about £65 where as the 7900 series cards are £150+
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