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Not really worth it, and no dx10
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IMO Crossfire works poorly at times. It's odd how an X1950XT can beat a 7950GT in any game but in SLI the 7950GT will sometimes beat the X1950XT CF by 20-30FPS. I'm guessing it's drivers...not sure. In this case I would advise you buy an 8800GTX instead, it might trail by a few FPS but it will give you the opportunity to upgrade to SLI in the future.
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8800GTX is the better choice !!
and you can go SLI in the future.
    
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well id say forget crossfire and forget the 8800gtx. just get a single X1950XT. it will hold you over till DX10 becomes mainstream. Buying a card for dx10 now is pointless.

And by the time DX10 becomes mainstream in 1.5years-ish time the 8800gtx will barely be able to play the games in dx10 rendering mode. So get a better DX10 card for your money in the future. Get an X1950XT to hold you out till then
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Edit: ^ Agree with above post.
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generally no
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post #17 of 18
OK, if he's asking if CF is better, I'm like 99.8% sure that SLI isn't an option unless he gets a new motherboard.

That being said, unless you run at or above 1920 x 1200, then a single card will always be better than 2 cards. Less heat, less noise, less power consumption, less money, better performance. All in all, single card is the way to go unless you have a crazy huge monitor.
    
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post #18 of 18
They score around the same, depending on the program and game.

Go with the 8800GTX, less of a hassel. CF/SLI performance greatly depends on how well the game supports them.

The only way I would recommend the x1950XTs in CF is if you run your games at 1920x1200 or higher.
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