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I've seen reviews of the 8800GTS 320MB in SLI and the performance increase in games is negligible if any. Can anyone here confirm it from their own experiences? Or have newer drivers fixed these problems?
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Well, i think we should wait for more DX10 games to be released to see their performance in them. As i too would like to know how they perform with DX10, seein as i might SLi another 8800GTS myself if my single one isnt enough to play DX10 games due to low VRAM.
    
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On your processor, I wouldn't recommend SLI.

You need a conroe overclocked to atleast 3GHz to really benefit from 2x 8800 series cards.

Also, Im doubting that 320MB vram is enough for DX10 games. If anything you might want to save and just get a GTX.

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Well, i think we should wait for more DX10 games to be released to see their performance in them. As i too would like to know how they perform with DX10, seein as i might SLi another 8800GTS myself if my single one isnt enough to play DX10 games due to low VRAM.
SLI shares memory, SLI does not mean you have 312+312MB vram, you still only have 312MB even if you have 2x 320MB 8800GTS.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
On your processor, I wouldn't recommend SLI.

You need a conroe overclocked to atleast 3GHz to really benefit from 2x 8800 series cards.
Please click the link in my sig regarding bottlenecks gentle thread author. It was written just for you in situations where people like this tell you things.
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Please click the link in my sig regarding bottlenecks gentle thread author. It was written just for you in situations where people like this tell you things.
Very interesting indeed. I also just remembered that I can still do the step up program on my card...so I will probably just go for the GTX
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what do you mean you only have 320mb with two cards? doesnt one card do the bottom, and the other the top of the monitor for better performance, so wouldnt it double the amount of vram?
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what do you mean you only have 320mb with two cards? doesnt one card do the bottom, and the other the top of the monitor for better performance, so wouldnt it double the amount of vram?
SLI doesn't double memory, its still 320MB. It uses other features such as pixel pipelines to increase performance.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/95064-...ed-shared.html
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I'm not exactly sure why people keep saying that, "you won't be able to play dx10 games on 320MB of RAM!!!!!1!!11" The fact is... yes you can... maybe not at 200FPS... but you will be able to play them. That's like saying, "OMG*** u can't play DX9 games on 128MB of vram!" Uh, you could then and you can now.

As for the DX10 cards sucking mud in the recent DX10 apps... everyone keeps saying that "OOOO is teh drivers of nvideo an AIT not M$'s fault." We'll put that to the test as they keep releasing new drivers. Otherwise, NONE of the current DX10 hardware is worth a damn in DX10 and shouldn't even be bothered to measure in the way.... average 23FPS on 10x7, heh.
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SLI not worth it?? Where did you read that?

According to this http://www.hothardware.com/articles/...ouses/?page=24 2 x 8800 GTS achieves 12532 3Dmark06 points compared to a single 8800 GTX which only attains 10751 points, so obviously is not even a contest..

Im currently running 1 x 8800 GTS & intend to go for a 2nd in a few weeks time. 2 x 8800 GTS is better than 1 x GTX & the cost of 2 GTS' is roughly the same price as 1 GTX.

Sure, the GTS in this test are 640mb versions, but unless your running at resolutions above 1280 x 1024 you wont use a large proportion of the RAM in the GTX anyway.

Im currently achieving 100fps in BF2. Once I have my second card I'll post the results here as a comparison.
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