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2900XT 1gb or 8800GTX 769mb?

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which is the better buy out of the two? on one hand the 2900 has more ram and is GDDR4 which i like, but im also sorta an nvidia fan boy and like the GTX mainly b/c i have an SLI board. so what do u guys think?
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The 512mb XT beats the GTX in many cases, so I'm assuming the 2900XT will do justice over the GTX.
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post #3 of 20
GTX for sure, so you can SLI of course.
post #4 of 20
personally, i'd do a coin flip XD
but since you have an SLI board i'd lean toward the 8800 if you plan on getting another later.
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I would just wait for 8900, 8950 etc seeing as you already have a 8800gts
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post #6 of 20
the 8800s are better from reviews ive read on the net
post #7 of 20
8800GTX you have a SLi board so.... but yea why are you looking to buy a GTX are you bored or do you have the need for more power.
post #8 of 20
I love my 2900XT 1GB, but unless you want to change out you mobo, buy for the hardware that gives you the best upgrade path. While we can all debate which single card performs better, none of us are gonna disagree that you should go with the one that you can get two of.

My advice is to go with neither card. Instead get another GTS, and a PC Power and Cooling 750 PSU. You'll be much better off performance wise.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Xero. View Post
The 512mb XT beats the GTX in many cases, so I'm assuming the 2900XT will do justice over the GTX.
No it doesn't. It beats it by a tiny bit in a couple situations. Plus, the GTX scales better when you crank up the settings.
post #10 of 20
go with the GTX, and get a 1337 power supply....$500 after that, you will have SLI.
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