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post #1 of 20
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Hey im thinking of getting 2x7900gt or 1x8800gtx
the 8800 is about $200 more can someone tell me what they would do? Preciate it.
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post #2 of 20
8800 gtx.

Why?

You get the newest architecture, you get a stable powerful card (in the future if you must you can add a second). Its DX10, has 768 megs vram (where as even if you get 2 x 512 meg cards it only uses 512 textures)

So if you can swing the $200 get the GTX
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8800gtx with DX10 becomming the next gen of gaming y not get it now
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post #4 of 20
This shouldn't even be a question....unless you aren't planning on getting VIsta for a while. If not, then get the cheaper combo. Those little demons will run nicely on any DX9 game
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post #5 of 20
Advantages of the 8800GTX:
Noticably more powerful (30-50% faster)
HDR + AA
128-bit HDR
DirectX 10
Better image quality.
More memory.
Singe card (SLI can have issues)

Advantages of the 7900GT SLI:
Cheaper
Lower power consumption
Less loaded heat

I would go 8800GTX. If anything, I would go 8800GTS. This will match 7900GT SLI in performance but have all the other benefits.
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post #6 of 20
If you can put that $200 in, get the GTX.
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post #7 of 20
Well my 7950GX2 vs 8800 GTX , the GTX yields higher FPS in general. In 3dmark06 there is about a 4500-5000 point score difference.
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post #8 of 20
Or a 640MB 8800GTS, should save the majority of that 200, no? Survey says "yes!"

Punch that munchkin!
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post #9 of 20
Go with the single 8800GTX, a single 8800GTX is better than 2 of any card in most applications and games.
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post #10 of 20
Get the 8800GTX, getting 2 7900GT would be a waste right now IMHO. DX10 is nearly upon us.
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