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i have an xfx 7600gt XXX pcie card and I'm wondering what the performance increase would be if i sli'd them i have an asus m2n-sli deluxe capable of doing 1st chnl 16x 2nd chnl 8x would it be worth it for me to move to the 8800gts 320mb?
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The second 7600 would give you a decent performance boost. Those cards don;'t even get close to max out x8 bandwidth, so that's not a limitation. I'd say about 50%-60% performance increase.

If you can afford an 8800GTS, however, the difference is enormous. The 8800GTS will destroy the 7600, in both single card and SLI mode.

If you can, get the 8800GTS.
    
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I highly recommend getting the 8800GTS 320mb rather then SLIing 7600GTs.

The performance of a 8800GTS is much better.
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post #4 of 9
my advice: move to the 8800 line.
If you run 7600gt into SLi you will get as maximum as 70% performance increase (IN some games olny) , but in the other hand a single 8800 card would outperformed a 7900 running in SLi.

What ever path you'll go you need to upgrade your PSU. I say check PCpower.com

Good luck
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post #5 of 9
Well, the cost factor should be taken into consideration...

For $100 you could get a second 7600GT or for a bit less than $280 you can get an 8800GTS...How much are you willing to pay?

you could pay the $100 and get the 7600 and max out most recent games or you could pay $270 and max out all recent games and alot of games out in the next year or so. If you can afford it get an 8800GTS, but even getting a second 7600GT is still a good option.
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well i can get the money but other than the 8800gts what other options should i look at
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Dosen't SLi put both lanes in 8x?
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Dosen't SLi put both lanes in 8x?
Only in certain chipsets. In nForce 680 and 590 they both run in 16x but for 650, 570, 550 they run at 8x

EDIT: And SLI 7600GT is kind of ridiculous because any single nvidia card that is faster will usually beat it.
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post #9 of 9
Any of the 8 series will destroy the 7600's my 8600gts could probably beat a sli setup with your 7600's.
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