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post #11 of 20
Is that the card that has SLI built-in?

I heard its very buggy...

Depending on your budget, If you can afford 225 for that card, try to get this instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130038

Its a bit more but its going to perform ALOT better, plus it works with DX10 so its future proof. This card alone will perform 20x better then 2x 7600GS.
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post #12 of 20
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yeah it is sli in one card.
Buggy huh? Guess I'll pass then

I cant throw $300, $225 is pushing it!
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I would recommend this 8600 GTS its really good comes with DX10, can overclock like a beast and its around the same price

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...563&CatId=1560
    
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I second the 8800gts. The integrated sli cards actually run fine (7950GX2) on their own but getting two for "quad" sli is pointless as they tend to be very unstable and don't work with most games.

Also, SLI is great for lower resolutions in certain circumstances. I've had several sets of SLI cards and although Murlocke is correct in stating that you will get the most benefit from high res. gaming, even mid range works on high overhead titles (like oblivion for example).
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post #15 of 20
The 7950GX2 is a great card on its own, it's just buggy when two are put together. It'll also wipe the floor with 7600GS SLI.
post #16 of 20
problem solved: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122022

260 for a card that will crap on the 7950gx2 and SLI of 7600s
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One thing I have learned is SLI=POWER HUNGRY. Make sure you have enough power! Check your GPU's website for recommendations.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcogan10 View Post
problem solved: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122022

260 for a card that will crap on the 7950gx2 and SLI of 7600s
HE said that 225 was really pushing his budget, i still this the best chose is a 8600 GTS

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...563&CatId=1560

Its the EVGA superclocked version, cost $199, $179 with rebate and its a really good card. Plus he can SLI in the future.
    
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post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Akatsuki No Tobi View Post
First of all, fill out your system specs.

The way SLI works is by using two of the same graphics card to run them together. This is beneficial to large resolutions. Anything under 1600x1200 resolution would be a waste to go SLI. Your motherboard should come with a SLI bridge so that you can connect your two GPUs together.

Here's some more in depth information about SLI.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Link_Interface
I hate when people say that...cause it's a viable option for normal resolutions as well...especially with games out now... And even moreso if the cards are older...

Anyways, SLI is a waste of time unless you get two of the best series cards because you need the best. In terms of buying 2 cheaper cards, it's more economical to just buy one good one...cheaper and performs better...
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