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At least 1600x1200
I dunno, I played NFSC at 1280 X 1024 and saw a almost double performance jump with going from one 7900GT to SLI 7900GT's but I am sure even at higher res it wouldve been even better.
    
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Why pay 200 bucks for a GTX when you can get a GTS to run the same speed? I cant see spending 700 bucks on one GPU. 500 bucks is hard enough to take.
Just Depends on your budget. Also, I Oc'd my GTX far past the capacity of a GTS. I could probably go further still. Plus, you won't need to upgrade for like a year or two with two of them.
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Just Depends on your budget. Also, I Oc'd my GTX far past the capacity of a GTS. I could probably go further still. Plus, you won't need to upgrade for like a year or two with two of them.
You wont need to upgrade for a year or so with a GTS. A GTS is pretty much overkill right now. I mean if I had the loot to throw down then yeah, why not get a GTX but for 200 bucks more than a GTS its not worth it to me and you more than likely wont even see the difference right now between the two as far as gaming.
    
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You wont need to upgrade for a year or so with a GTS. A GTS is pretty much overkill right now. I mean if I had the loot to throw down then yeah, why not get a GTX but for 200 bucks more than a GTS its not worth it to me and you more than likely wont even see the difference right now between the two as far as gaming.
In most games, no there isn't much difference, but there are some that are way more demanding such as Oblivion and GRAW.
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In most games, no there isn't much difference, but there are some that are way more demanding such as Oblivion and GRAW.
And you think a GTX will still show any difference over a GTS in these applications?? After 75FPS youre not gonna notice anything else as far as being faster.
    
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Faster is better. The GTX molests the GTS so bad that it curls up in a ball and hides in the basement...so to speak. Graphics...about the same. I won't lie. It is how fast the graphics are processed that really counts. My job counts speed over quality (I am a cashier). Anyway, you get the point. GTX OC'd to the max pwns the GTS.

Edit: Yes, I have tested between my rig and two other friend's rigs with almost identical specs. (Them using the GTS) Even with one of them using DDR2 800 over my DDR2 533, my rig was still the victor. I will show results ASAP. Also, I don't have to pay the same amount as you, I get a 20% discount on all electronics and games.
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Just an update, a BFG 8800GTX for the same price as 2 BFG 7900GT's offer alot better performance for almost teh same price.
    
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In my opinion. The only time SLI should really be thought about is either.

1.) You just want the most bleeding edge technology can offer (SLI 8800GTX)
2.) You buy lets say one 7600GT becuase you have the money at the time. Then come a few months later you want something thats more powerful but your only paying an extra 130 or so for a more powerful card.

It should never be used becuase you can. Ex: 2 7600GT's that you feel will equal a 7950GT. Lol get real.
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I bought a pair of 7800GTs here for about $350 or thereabouts and twith my OCed X2 they whup ass on a Conroe/7900GTX combo. How much is a 7900GTX versus a pair of used 7800GTs?

I run a 22" monitor and it looks great. 117K in Aquamark 6803 in 3DMark06.
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Just look at from very general terms.

SLI is built for what? Speed. Speed Speed Speed. Its only made so you can process those games with that extra 25 FPS. At current, the only thing they actually ENABLE you to do (over the same card by itself) is EXTREMELY high res gaming and as someone else mentioned it allows you to run HDR and.

Now look= ahead on the couple years... or year... or hell, even the next few months. What do you see? Dx10. Whats this mean? It means your card needs COMPATIBILITY. Compatibility Compatibility Compatibility. Dx10 cards are all ready by themselves gonna be RIDICULOUSLY fast for their time, just as the 79xx's were. The next age in graphics cards will all be about how cards handle Dx10, now how FAST they can handle dx10. That will come much, much later.

So, if you can't get the preformance you want from 79xx cards, just OC it. If you're still not getting what you need, and you're playing on extremely high res, then go SLI for a cheaper cards, such as 7900/7950GT. But unless you're one of those freaks who has a 300$ monitor, SLI is not, and probably never will be, for you.
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