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A single X1950XT 256, or two 7600GT's in SLi?

Random question.
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I believe the X1950XT is better.
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http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....385&card2=467#

Given the performance loss in SLI, I'd say the ATI has an advantage in raw FPS.

BTW, try to use more descriptive thread titles in the future.
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Alright ... hmm ...


Well, here is the situation. My friend has an Asus M2N-E SLi motherboard with a single overclocked 7600GT on it. I want to get him a gift. But alas, I dunno what to get him. 7600's in SLi might be a bit useless, but then I'd only be spending $90 to get him a 7600GT. I could spend more money and get him an XT but then the SLi mobo is useless because two XT's would require xfire.

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Hey, would an 8600GT be a good idea, because 2x 8600GT's would be a decent, DX10 capable setup.


Maybe an 8600GTS, he could get another when they're cheaper
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Hey, would an 8600GT be a good idea, because 2x 8600GT's would be a decent, DX10 capable setup.


Maybe an 8600GTS, he could get another when they're cheaper
Just go all out and get him an 8800GTX.........JK I would go with the 8600 idea. If he didn't have an SLI motherboard that he didn't want to go to waste, I would definitely suggest the X1950XT.
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What would a single 8600GTS be compared to an overclocked 7600GT?

And for that matter, a single 8600GT? Still thinking.
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What would a single 8600GTS be compared to an overclocked 7600GT?

And for that matter, a single 8600GT? Still thinking.
A Stock 8600GTS and an OC'ed 7600GT are pretty closely matched. However the 8600GT is a fair bit slower

http://futuremark.yougamers.com/foru...read.php?t=164
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Meeeeeeeeeeeh! I need to figure out what to get him. Maybe a 7900GS? I want significantly better performance than his 7600GT, for well below $200, in a SLI-able form.
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