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sli and crossfire is a waste....unless your living in la jolla(a city in san diego county that is comparable to beverly hills) get one super card, and thats all you really need, i mean really, a 8800gtx or 2x7950gt???? thats about the same price so pick??? in the end, is the cost of the electricity bill worth it? and the psu requirements!!!! but yea if you had to pick, id say Sli is better over Xfire
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Both are gimmicks. Don't waste your time, PSU, energy, or money on CF or SLI. Get one good card and be happier than the n00bs with 2 not as good cards.
Two cards is very good if you run a high resolution monitor such as 1920x1200 or 2560x1600..... I hardly call it a "waste". Until you actually run a high resolution monitor and have SLI, don't assume.

I would got with SLI over CF.
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I personally think crossfire is a better 'idea' itself, just driver and card issues. It splits the image up between the two cards, so they only need half the textures, while SLI has both cards will all of the textures, just doing every other frame.
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He's not asking if it's a waste. Quite frankly all your whiny comments about SLI/Crossfire being stupid show your outright noobness.

SLI/Crossfire is a good solution if you game or do a lot of graphic design on a large screen monitor, something like 24" and up.

As for which is better, it all depends on the cards you're using. SLI'd 8800GTX's will destroy anything out there right now. Crossfired x1900's like mine do the job perfectly.

Just depends on your needs and what GPU you already have.
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He's not asking if it's a waste. Quite frankly all your whiny comments about SLI/Crossfire being stupid show your outright noobness.

SLI/Crossfire is a good solution if you game or do a lot of graphic design on a large screen monitor, something like 24" and up.

As for which is better, it all depends on the cards you're using. SLI'd 8800GTX's will destroy anything out there right now. Crossfired x1900's like mine do the job perfectly.

Just depends on your needs and what GPU you already have.
Finally someone who actually knows what they are talking about to throw some light on this subject. I'm also tired of people who have never had a 1920x1200 or higher monitor and SLI or CF saying its a waste.
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Finally someone who actually knows what they are talking about to throw some light on this subject. I'm also tired of people who have never had a 1920x1200 or higher monitor and SLI or CF saying its a waste.
I'm right there with ya Murlocke. People with no experience on the subject always gotta throw their two cents in.
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who wouldnt like sli... but since 5/6 of us here are common computer users. it doesnt seem like a big deal.
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Well guys, most of us don't have $3000 for our PCs, and then another $600 on top of that for monitors with resolutions like that... While I respect your opinions, and I know what you mean, the fact is I doubt he has a 24" + monitor running those super-high resolutions, and even then an 8800GTX by itself could probably run it fine. A single 8800GTX could run high resolutions much better than dual 8600GTS cards.

Remember that higher resolutions have les need for AA, which kills a card's performance faster than about any other option, except perhaps some shadow or lighting options. If you run at 2560 x 1600, you really won't be able to tell the difference between no AA and 6x AA. And people with SLI'ed 8800GTXs can force, what, 32x AA in drivers? Rdiculous, and probably largely unnecessary.

All in all, unless you are running an enormous monitor (like you 2) and running 2 top of the line cards (like you 2) there really is no use in CF or SLI.
    
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All in all, unless you are running an enormous monitor (like you 2) and running 2 top of the line cards (like you 2) there really is no use in CF or SLI.
And that's all we're saying. I totally agree Crossfire/SLI on a small monitor is dumb. Otherwise, its not.
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Well guys, most of us don't have $3000 for our PCs, and then another $600 on top of that for monitors with resolutions like that... While I respect your opinions, and I know what you mean, the fact is I doubt he has a 24" + monitor running those super-high resolutions, and even then an 8800GTX by itself could probably run it fine. A single 8800GTX could run high resolutions much better than dual 8600GTS cards.

Remember that higher resolutions have les need for AA, which kills a card's performance faster than about any other option, except perhaps some shadow or lighting options. If you run at 2560 x 1600, you really won't be able to tell the difference between no AA and 6x AA. And people with SLI'ed 8800GTXs can force, what, 32x AA in drivers? Rdiculous, and probably largely unnecessary.

All in all, unless you are running an enormous monitor (like you 2) and running 2 top of the line cards (like you 2) there really is no use in CF or SLI.
Yea I can go to 32xQ aa. I can't say that you won't need AA at 2560x1600, i've never played that resolution, However I can tell a different on 1920x1200 between 0x-2x,2x-4x,4x-8x. However after 4x it gets pretty hard to tell, I can only tell 8x when only looking at fences and stuff like that. My friend however cannot tell a difference after 2x. 32xQ aa is bragging rights, thats about it. Its nice to play Warcraft 3 at 32xQ just because it feels cool. . I agree though.. anything after 4x aa you won't notice while actually playing the game (And not looking for it), atleast at 1920x1200. 4x aa is "free" with 2x 800GTX basically. I lose maybe .5FPS from no AA to 4x AA, 8x starts to impact me though.
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But that doesn't mean that someone asking aobut SLI/Crossfire should be told that it's a 'Waste'!

Inform him properly.

There is no use putting two mid range cards in SLI or Crossfire, since there is an equally cost effective higher level single card available that beats the SLI/Crossfire set up (i.e. a single 7900 series card beats SLI-ed 7600's).

However, at the high-end, SLI or Crossfire is a viable solution. Even at a not so high resolution of 1600x1200, I had trouble running a game like oblivion on a single X1900... thus, I went with Crossfire.

It's up to you. I would not recommend SLI/Crossfire if there is a single higher level card available (with the possible exception of the 8800GTS... with the card I have now,. I am more than tempted )
    
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