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Just debating on whether I should take these cards back or not. I mean SLI does indeed improve performance in NFSC but I cant really tell in BF2, doesnt do squat for AQ3 scores though I havent really tested it in 3dmark06. FOr those that have used SLI is it better just to go ahead and get the better GPU or to run slower cards in SLI? Ive heard mixed rumors, plus add in the fact that DX10 is on the horizon I kind of want to be prepared ya know.
Are you cheap and or play games alot?
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Are you cheap and or play games alot?
Im not cheep but like others I have my limits.


Just ran 3dmark06 and only got 5267. with my other setup it gave me 7850
    
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See, that's nearly a 50% increase, and that test is heavy on AA and AF.

My point exactly.
    
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Im not cheep but like others I have my limits.


Just ran 3dmark06 and only got 5267. with my other setup it gave me 7850
If you have the money and right mobo, video cards, cpu, and ram do it.

Im cheat so i'll never do, unless its its old stuff that lost me about $50
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See, that's nearly a 50% increase, and that test is heavy on AA and AF.

My point exactly.
Maybe not quite a 50% more like a 25% but still it gives an increase so I guess SLI is good like I have heard on low end cards getting more out of it but for what I paid for these 2 I couldve got a dual GPU on one card. lol Debating on whether to take them both back and go with something lesser or go ahead and get an 8800.
    
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5260/2 = 2620

7850 - 5260 = 2590

Almost exactly 50% increase...

All the same, I'd get one 7950GX2 if you can afford it.
    
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If you have the money and right mobo, video cards, cpu, and ram do it.

Im cheat so i'll never do, unless its its old stuff that lost me about $50
Well I was gonna upgrade motherboards since the P5NSLI wont overclock for crap. Was gonna atleast upgrade that but now Im seeing SLI isnt really worth the effort and since I dont play at 1600 X 1200 Im trying to figure out my options here. Just hope best buy will take these cards back since its been 14 days past my purchase. Im sure they will but these were the best cards they had in stock and the only reason I bought this stuff there was because I had credit. lol Im really broke right now till I sell my old rig and some others parts to fund this build further.
    
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5260/2 = 2620

7850 - 5260 = 2590

Almost exactly 50% increase...

All the same, I'd get one 7950GX2 if you can afford it.
Are those DX10 though?

So do you guys think SLI is gonna fade away and be totally worthless? Kind of wish I had a 7950 to test now and see how the performance stakcs up.

Also is 5267 a good score for this rig or what?
    
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No the 7950 GX2 isn't DX10, forgot about that whole thing...

Sell 1 7900, keep the other, save the money for the new DX10 cards (8900s and RD600s, which will be far beyond the 8800 series, I believe)
    
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No the 7950 GX2 isn't DX10, forgot about that whole thing...

Sell 1 7900, keep the other, save the money for the new DX10 cards (8900s and RD600s, which will be far beyond the 8800 series, I believe)
I know 3 folks that have the 8800 and they are having issues with them right now but have insane benchmark scores. one has 4 gb of ram, a E6600 and a GX2 and is putting out 160k in AQ3.
    
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