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Right, I know its another "DX10 card or not" question but here goes.

I'm gonna be upgrading my stuff when intel drops their prices this month (cpu, motherboard, ram) And i don't know what to do about my gfx cards.
At the moment I have SLI'd 7800GTX 512mb's and can run most games in highest settings @1280x1024. I want to know if these will be enough until nvidia release their next gen cards (9800GTX or whatever they are called)? Ie... will they be able to handle the likes of Crysis etc?
I will be going from an fX60 and 1gb DDR1, to Q6600/E6850 and 4gb DDR2. So would i see a noticable performance increase without changing my gfx cards?

Also would there be a big difference going from SLI'd 7800GTX 512mb's to a Single 8800GTS 640mb?

Sorry for another similar post, and thanks.
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I would probably wait, those cards should hold you off for awhile.
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Originally Posted by DaGuv View Post
Right, I know its another "DX10 card or not" question but here goes.

I'm gonna be upgrading my stuff when intel drops their prices this month (cpu, motherboard, ram) And i don't know what to do about my gfx cards.
At the moment I have SLI'd 7800GTX 512mb's and can run most games in highest settings @1280x1024. I want to know if these will be enough until nvidia release their next gen cards (9800GTX or whatever they are called)? Ie... will they be able to handle the likes of Crysis etc?
I will be gonig from an fX60 and 1gb DDR1, to Q6600/E6850 and 4gb DDR2. So would i see a noticable performance increase without changing my gfx cards?

Also would there be a big difference going from SLI'd 7800GTX 512mb's to a Single 8800GTS 640mb?

Sorry for another similar post, and thanks.
I'm pretty sure even my 8800GTS320 will blow the 7800GTS 512 SLI out of the water, maybe not hat extreme, but I'm almost positive its a good bit faster.


I doubt 7800GTX SLI will be able to play crysis on max settings


Edit....My friend has the same system I do, except he has 2GB DDR1 and a 4200+ 939. I get 11k+ 3dmark06, and he gets 71xx with the same video card. You should see a decent jump in performance by going Intel ATM

I'd wait myself. I beleive I heard a rumor that 9800GTX will be up to 3x as powerful as an 8800GTX
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1x 8800GTS is better than 2x 7800GTXs
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I'd have to see benches to believe that. I had a pair of 7900gtx in sli that was only slightly behind a single 8800gtx in benches.
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i have a friend with 2 7800GTXs in SLI and the thing is a madman. i think you guys are underestimating it. paired with his AMD X2, he runs all his games at max settings, including games like FEAR and STALKER. it's nothing to sneeze at.
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While the 8800GTS 320MB if faster I would definately keep your 7800GTX. I have an 7900GTX and it is plenty. I would wait and pick up a 9900GTX or Ultra. The difference will be much bigger, and you'll have more money by then. The minimum requirements for Crysis is that you must have a 7900GT or better. And, your 7800GTX SLi is definately better than a single 7900GT.

Robliar: Do you know anybody selling a 7900GTX?

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I'd have to see benches to believe that. I had a pair of 7900gtx in sli that was only slightly behind a single 8800gtx in benches.
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/pr...5&3dm06=755075

Thats the best example I could find.

7900GTX SLI with a C2D withing 25mhz of mine.


Bear in mind the 7900GTX is a good bit ahead of the 7800GTX


EDIT***in case the link doesn't work right, I got 11,303, he got 11,053
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While the 8800GTS 320MB if faster I would definately keep your 7800GTX. I have an 7900GTX and it is plenty. I would wait and pick up a 9900GTX or Ultra. The difference will be much bigger, and you'll have more money by then. The minimum requirements for Crysis is that you must have a 7900GT or better. And, your 7800GTX SLi is definately better than a single 7900GT.

Robliar: Do you know anybody selling a 7900GTX?

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i have a friend with 2 7800GTXs in SLI and the thing is a madman. i think you guys are underestimating it. paired with his AMD X2, he runs all his games at max settings, including games like FEAR and STALKER. it's nothing to sneeze at.
Thanks for the info people. I too can run STALKER and FEAR etc on max and its very sweet , but i'm just worried about upcoming games such as Crysis etc. And was wondering if the change from FX60 and DDR to E6850 and DDR2 would be enough to keep me at mid to high settings?

Thanks for all your quick responses.
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