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Nvidia's chipsets for AMD have been quite good the past few years,

for Intel, a bit lacking.

Crossfire caught on quicker with Intel, ATI. But as for people who do stuff after market, personal preferance. I chose Nvidia because I'l like to SLi someday, and I was planning on AMD for SLI
What's the point in SLI? by the time you could spend $200 on another card to complete your 8800GTX SLI, you could buy the next gen card for $400 and sell your other card for $150 and have better performance. I just don't get what the point is behind SLI or Crossfire.

[edit] i used 8800's for reference, so if i'm wrong from your specs, i hope you still get the point.
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What's the point in SLI? by the time you could spend $200 on another card to complete your 8800GTX SLI, you could buy the next gen card for $400 and sell your other card for $150 and have better performance. I just don't get what the point is behind SLI or Crossfire.

[edit] i used 8800's for reference, so if i'm wrong, i hope you still get the point.
Thats so true but like now tha best card is a 8800 gtx so now its a pont of having sli but soon not. I agree!!
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post #33 of 49
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What's the point in SLI? by the time you could spend $200 on another card to complete your 8800GTX SLI, you could buy the next gen card for $400 and sell your other card for $150 and have better performance. I just don't get what the point is behind SLI or Crossfire.

[edit] i used 8800's for reference, so if i'm wrong from your specs, i hope you still get the point.
Ya, but it only cost him about 700-800 total for the whole rig. To only have to pay that and brag SLI 8800GTXs is quite a nice thing.
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post #34 of 49
i think its because at the time of a while ago, AMD was more popular (pre Conroe) and so was nVidia - ATi was lagging behind and OEM's were supplying Intels and ATi's because ATi werent selling in the entusiast sector and needed to chase the mighty $. I know that NOW Intel and ATi are actually good buys, just that they never used to be

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could it be because nvidia nforce4 chipsets were always on AMD boards so people thought that nvidia graphics cards would be more compatible? Then with Intel you jsut had a generic intel NB so people thoguht I can use whatever GFX card here.
    
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I don't know where I fit in then.... I have two machines - AMD with nvidia and my other is AMD with ATI....
    
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For a long time, nVidia chipsets sucked for intel overclocking, so Intel folks used Crossfire/ATI. However, nVidia's chipsets, especially the nForce 4, works great for AMD, so SLI/nVidia folks leaned more towards AMD.
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What's the point in SLI? by the time you could spend $200 on another card to complete your 8800GTX SLI, you could buy the next gen card for $400 and sell your other card for $150 and have better performance. I just don't get what the point is behind SLI or Crossfire.

[edit] i used 8800's for reference, so if i'm wrong from your specs, i hope you still get the point.
SLi is a great way for nVidia to make money. Its a brilliant marketing scheme. Think of it:

Two is always better than one, and if you get good performance with one card... then you'll get TWICE the performance with two! (Most of the time not true, but the consumer, it looks convincing)

Its just a way to sell more GPUs. Why do you think ATi has adopted CrossFire? Its not to keep up with nVidia's performance, its to get as much market share as nVidia. And its freaking genius that these days we see space for a third card in new motherboards with new chipsets. Everybody has to have a huge e-penis and GPU makers are getting rich off of it.
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SLi is a great way for nVidia to make money. Its a brilliant marketing scheme. Think of it:

Two is always better than one, and if you get good performance with one card... then you'll get TWICE the performance with two! (Most of the time not true, but the consumer, it looks convincing)

Its just a way to sell more GPUs. Why do you think ATi has adopted CrossFire? Its not to keep up with nVidia's performance, its to get as much market share as nVidia. And its freaking genius that these days we see space for a third card in new motherboards with new chipsets. Everybody has to have a huge e-penis and GPU makers are getting rich off of it.
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We guys always have to find something to brag about, regardless of how expensive, disgusting, etc. it is.
    
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