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post #11 of 54
lmao the 8800GTS SLI setup is faster than a single 8800Ultra the 2900XT 1gb is slower than an 8800GTX, what do you think is faster?
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post #12 of 54
If he gets 2 8800GTS now, hes reaches the limit of performance he can before he gets rid of BOTH cards. But if he just sells his current one and gets an 8800GTX, he can get another in the future when theyre required, also, when SLI has improved abit. SLI can act abit strange in some games, with some actually LOOSING performance in SLI...
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post #13 of 54
Yeah but if he gets one GTX now he can add a GTX later...

d'oh Cpyh beat me.
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post #14 of 54
Get another GTS
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post #15 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by shellofinsanity View Post
lmao the 8800GTS SLI setup is faster than a single 8800Ultra the 2900XT 1gb is slower than an 8800GTX, what do you think is faster?
Again,

I am getting annoyed with you just making these statements without a shred of proof.
    
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post #16 of 54
CHOZWNED!!!

Lmao
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post #17 of 54
In addition, you have an SLI ready board right now anyway. IF you went 2900XT, you would never be able to crossfire it with your current board, so expandability = none.
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post #18 of 54
I voted for the HD 2900XT 1GB just because I prefer single card solutions to multi-card ones. Add to this the fact that you will have a TRUE 1GB of video memory, and I see it as the superior solution.

Remember folks, SLI DOES NOT combine video memory mathematically. 640MB + 640MB of video memory on the GTS' in SLI WILL NOT equate to a 1.2 GB frame buffer. The 1GB frame buffer in the HD 2900XT does. That equates out to not only larger available resolutions, but additional eye candy as well, at those higher resolutions.
    
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post #19 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Again,

I am getting annoyed with you just making these statements without a shred of proof.

who do i have to provide proof to commonly accepted things, i should not have to prove what has been proved already. The 2900XT is slow as hell and the 1gb version is no exception to this, and SLi 8800GTS's in every review are 20-30% faster than a signle 8800GTX and the 8800Ultra is only 7% faster than the 8800GTX, why should i provide proof. If the OP sells his card and gets an HD2900XT ill laugh and call him a moron.
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post #20 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchfire View Post
I voted for the HD 2900XT 1GB just because I prefer single card solutions to multi-card ones. Add to this the fact that you will have a TRUE 1GB of video memory, and I see it as the superior solution.

Remember folks, SLI DOES NOT combine video memory mathematically. 640MB + 640MB of video memory on the GTS' in SLI WILL NOT equate to a 1.2 GB frame buffer. The 1GB frame buffer in the HD 2900XT does. That equates out to not only larger available resolutions, but additional eye candy as well, at those higher resolutions.
What does it do with the second cards memory anyway? Just wondering...

Seems stupid to just abandon it.
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