Originally Posted by ae804
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.
 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.